michael wieder + greg davidson & lalo

michael wieder + greg davidson & lalo

From Tech Innovation to Parent-Centered Design

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In this episode of Read Receipt, we welcome Michael Wieder and Greg Davidson, the co-founders of Lalo, a baby and toddler brand focused on creating beautiful, functional products for parents. Michael and Greg’s journey from tech innovators to launching a successful baby products brand is both inspiring and insightful. Lalo began with the instant success of their high chair, which sold out in minutes, and has since developed a range of products designed to grow with children while enhancing the home. Join us as we explore their path from tech startups to creating a community-led business, the challenges they faced, and the innovative approach they use to connect with parents.

Tune in to hear Michael and Greg’s insights on entrepreneurship, the inspiration behind Lalo, and the future vision for the brand.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation!

The Show Notes


Michael Wieder and Greg Davidson, co-founders of Lalo, share their inspiring journey from tech innovators to creating a successful baby and toddler brand. Michael and Greg discuss their passion for designing functional and beautiful baby products, the challenges they faced in the industry, and the creation of Lalo. The conversation highlights the importance of innovation, authenticity, and consumer connection in building their brand. They also delve into the entrepreneurial lessons learned, the development of Lalo’s unique products, and the future of the brand.


baby products, tech innovation, parent-centered design, entrepreneurship, brand building, consumer connection, community-led business


  1. Michael Wieder and Greg Davidson’s journey from tech innovators to founding Lalo is marked by creativity and determination.
  2. Lalo integrates functionality and beauty into its baby products, emphasizing authenticity and consumer connection.
  3. Michael and Greg’s diverse experiences have significantly shaped their approach to business and product development.
  4. Building a brand involves creating a strong connection with consumers and staying true to core values.
  5. Lalo’s commitment to innovation and quality is reflected in its unique products and storytelling.
  6. Persistence and resourcefulness are essential for long-term success in the competitive baby products market.

Sound Bites:

  • "Lalo is all about creating high-quality, beautifully designed baby products that parents love."
  • "We believe that baby products should be both functional and stylish, not a compromise."
  • "Building a brand is about staying true to your values and creating a strong connection with your audience."
  • "Innovation and parent feedback drive our product development process."
  • "Our goal is to make baby products that grow with your child and enhance your home."


00:00 - Michael and Greg’s Background and Journey-
Michael and Greg introduce themselves and share their journey from tech innovators to founding Lalo.

08:01 - The Inspiration Behind Lalo-
Michael and Greg discuss the personal and professional experiences that inspired them to create Lalo.

12:30 - Transition from Tech to Baby Product Entrepreneurship-
Michael and Greg explain their career shifts and the lessons they learned along the way.

23:17 - Importance of Innovation and Consumer Connection-
The conversation delves into how innovation and consumer connection have shaped Lalo’s brand identity.

25:30 - Challenges and Opportunities in the Baby Products Industry-
Michael and Greg talk about the challenges and opportunities of building a baby product brand and launching new products.

27:26 - Commitment to Quality and Functionality-
Michael and Greg highlight Lalo’s dedication to creating unique baby products and promoting a parent-centered design.

31:23 - Building a Strong Brand Identity-
The discussion explores the importance of staying true to core values and connecting with consumers.

36:02 - The Vision for Lalo-
Michael and Greg share their vision for the future of Lalo and their goals for the brand.

47:37 - Persistence and Resourcefulness in Entrepreneurship-
Michael and Greg emphasize the need for persistence and resourcefulness in achieving long-term success.

51:43 - Final Thoughts and Insights-
Michael and Greg wrap up the conversation with final thoughts and valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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