Meet Yombu – A Kids Party Entertainer Marketplace Connecting Parents With Entertainers

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Below is our recent interview with Seth Van Oudtshoorn, Content Marketing Specialist at Yombu:

Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?

A: Yombu is a Kids Party Entertainer marketplace that connects busy parents with the best entertainers available and facilitates the transaction, payment, and scheduling through our entertainer app. Our goal is to make booking kids parties fun for party planners and create a community of amazing entertainers in the US who work on our platform.

Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?

A: Yombu Events is our second company in the Kids Party entertainment space. We founded a boutique party planning company named Bazinga Parties in Cape Town, South Africa, in late 2014. It quickly expanded to branches in Switzerland, London, New York, Johannesburg, and Austin and now takes part in over 4000 events annually.

When we started our New York branch of Bazinga Parties in 2020, we had the wonderful opportunity to work with numerous current entertainers in the city. They were amazing professionals and a pleasure to collaborate with on our events. As time went on, however, we trained our own staff and reduced our reliance on outsourced entertainers, but the experience always remained memorable.

Over the last few years, we have also used most of the current marketplaces for party entertainers in the US and realized that nobody was building a solution that was easy to use and served the entertainers. So, we decided to build the product we needed, which is how Yombu came about.

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Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?

A: We launched in New York on May 15th, followed by Miami on May 29th, and we plan to expand to two new cities every month for the next year. Our goal is to facilitate 25,000 bookings through our marketplace before the end of the year.

Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?

A: Currently, party planners can easily book balloon twisters, face painters, kids magicians, and party characters for hire on our marketplace. In the future, we will be adding party games, party venues, decor, inflatables, and a bundled party booking option that allows clients to book an entire party with everything they need from multiple suppliers in a single checkout.

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Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?

A: All of our founding team members have worked as solo entertainers at some point, which has given us great insight into the industry, the experience of being an entertainer, and the need for community.

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