company overview

Established:            2016
Description:            On-Demand, Social Babysitting App
Founders:               Ari Last and Adrian Murdock
Head Office:           London, UK
Industry:                 Parenting, Babysitting, Tech, Apps, Childcare, On demand
Website:                 www.joinbubble.com


About

Bubble is an on-demand mobile app, connecting parents with babysitters that their friends already know, use and trust. The app allows a parent to find, vet, book and pay their sitters in a few taps. 

As parents, we know that when it comes to babysitting, nothing is more powerful than a personal connection. Which is why bubble uses social networks and other community data to connect users (parent or sitters) to the people around them, fostering trust, security and transparency.

Our mission is to give hard working parents some extra freedom and flexibility and at the same time, provide great sitters with an easy way to win more jobs and earn more money.

We've launched in London and are available on Android and iOS.

Bubble started over a paper cup of coffee somewhere in central London when two new Dads realised they had the same problem as every other parent – rediscovering some kind of social life. They decided to try and save themselves and others – with a little help from some friends…

Let’s be honest – for all the innovation of the Internet age, parenting is still one of the toughest gigs around.

When kids arrive we all know it’s our social lives that pay the biggest price, largely because finding trusted babysitters at short notice is so difficult. We’re out to change all that by putting great parents in touch with great sitters.

However, we understand that simply connecting the two sides easily is not enough on its own – trust is key.

That’s why this ‘socially smart’ mobile app not only allows parents to find, book and pay their sitters in a few taps – it also shows both parents and sitters how they’re connected through mutual friends.

Bubble is about the power of the personal connection, which is how we believe parents love to find their babysitters.

Bubble grew from the joy of parenthood, and the realisation that finding a trusted source of babysitters was going to be key to surviving it(!).

We (Ari & Adrian) have over 15 years’ experience in internet businesses like Betfair, notonthehighstreet.com and MarketInvoice – add in some amazing young children and it was this combination that hatched bubble.

Alongside some fantastic angel investors, our business is being built on the wisdom and ‘always frank’ advice of parents and babysitters – crazy about kids and determined to find the best help to take care of them.

HISTORY


owners bios and/or executive bios

Ari Last - Co-founder

After working as a commentator and journalist for UEFA, Ari joined Betfair in 2008 where he spent five years working across corporate communications and commercial development. Most recently, Ari was at the high-growth peer2peer lender MarketInvoice, where he ran their partnerships and sales teams, striking major deals with the likes of Sage and PwC and helping the team become one of the biggest p2p players in the UK, lending over £500m within just a few years of launch.

 

Adrian Murdock - Co-founder

Adrian created Betfair’s first Marketing PR team in 2007, before going on to run their EMEA business for two years. He joined e-commerce marketplace notonthehighstreet.com in 2013 and led the successful launch of a new standalone platform and business in Germany. Prior to going ‘online’, Adrian spent 10 years as a journalist & producer for the BBC.


contact information

Head Office
Telephone:        

Address:              Henry Wood House, 2 Riding House Street

  London, UK W1W 7FA

Press Contact:    Victoria Lugton - victoria@joinbubble.com  +44 (0) 7827 885 183 OR

  Ari Last -  ari@joinbubble.com  +44 (0) 7841 818 563


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PRESS articles

Metro - July 2016

Babysitters reveal the cheekiest things parents have tried to rope them into

WHILE mums and dads are out, babysitters are faced with the daunting job – taking care of the kids, but that’s not all, as they reveal parents’ cheekiest habits.

 

 

The Sun - August 2016

Babysitters reveal the cheekiest things parents have tried to rope them into

WHILE mums and dads are out, babysitters are faced with the daunting job – taking care of the kids, but that’s not all, as they reveal parents’ cheekiest habits.

From tipsy parents to surprise pets, research carried out by bubble, an app for parents to find, book and pay for babysitters that their friends trust, show what actually happens on the job.

The Telegraph - January 2017

The sharing economy comes to childcare

 It’s not like there’s an Uber service for good, trusted, and highly recommended babysitters… WELL NEWSFLASH: actually there is.

It’s called Bubble, and I bravely tried it out ...


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