Yeah sure, it all depends on their business model… if rapid growth is not part of the model, then no need to do this. But just a simple way for them to grow quicker if they want it.
Even if you assume they make 0% profit on the subscriptions, that’s gotta be split between database costs (which scale with users) and fixed costs which stay the same with users. So taking a little reduction on every referral would still increase the overall money they had available for fixed costs… which could mean they’d be able to hire extra staff to allow faster improvements and new features. Surely works out to a (say) 5% smaller slice of a pie that’s twice as big… I’m a biz guy too and I’d take that deal more often that not.
I see Bubble as a disruptive, (almost) mass market technology that they’re at the front of the wave on. So if i was them I’d wanna capitalise and corner the market asap, rather than stay niche. If another company launches doing the same but with a faster growth rate, they’re screwed. Who’s to say Google or someone aren’t developing something like this under wraps?
Obviously they wouldn’t be interested if it’s not financially beneficial or if it’d risk them running out of money. But hey, just a suggestion anyway Not like I’m gunna stop recommending them to people!