Bubblo: At a pivotal moment


Bubblo founder uses Pivomo to help think through the next steps
logoHaving just completed his Masters at LSE and now having an exciting new app business underway, Shashank is at a real turning point. He and his team of 19 have built a cool app (http://www.bubbloapp.com) that blows up bubble-like windows on your mobile screen as you move around the City, showing you the popular rated bars and even its gender orientation.

So what’s next?
As an entrepreneur, Shashank has focused up to now on early stage networking, deal making, pragmatic in-the-moment decisions,  and the creative innovation needed for rich UX\UI experiences; which like the fashion industry, are subject to daily shifts in tastes and fickle user requirements. At Pivomo, we call this emergence.
The key question now is how Shashank builds a high growth and sustainable business, backed by supportive investors?

  • How does he build a clear and compelling vision for the future?
  • How does he attract the right customer services and operating team?
  • Where should he invest his time and money?

He is smart enough to know that this will require an agile and seamless transition to a new entrepreneurial style, based on smart strategy, clear goals and sound organization. This means personal development.
The good news is that Bubblo is attracting serious interest from investors and this is prompting Shashank to think big.
These are key questions commonly faced by many entrepreneurs. Pivomo’s mentoring instrument, Dynamiqe, was able to measure and analyse the transition Shashank is making from Dealmaker to Driver. It points out the strengths of each profile, in the context of what is required by the business at the time. It also points out derailment risks. It shows what could go wrong if he were to overuse any one of the entrepreneurial profiles.
The design of the instrument, requiring a forced choice between thematic distinctions, prompts entrepreneurs like Shasank to think and reflect about what is most important and what trade offs they will make. This is much closer to real life than making long “to do” lists of ideal characteristics.
The reality is that entrepreneurs succeed by navigating their way through dilemmas.
The future will always be uncertain, but Shashank is at least one entrepreneur who, by investing in themselves, is better prepared than most to meet the random and unpredictable events that occur along the way in any start up journey.