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Front (company)

Front (company)

A software company making a workplace email communication platform for remote and office work.

Front is a software company making a workplace email communication platform for remote and office work that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2013 by Laurent Perrin and Mathilde Collin.

Notable customers using Front include: Altour, Cisco, Meraki, Better.com, Convoy, Mailchimp, and Shopify.

Integrations

The Front email platform can be integrated with many other messaging and email applications. The following list contains other communication software applications that can be integrated with Front:

  • Aircall (voice)
  • Asana (project management)
  • AskNicely (customer support)
  • Base (CRM and sales management)
  • ChargeDesk (payments and invoicing)
  • Chatra (messaging)
  • Clearbit (data)
  • ClickUp (project management)
  • Delighted (customer support)
  • Dialpad (communication)
  • Doorbell.io (customer support)
  • Drift (messaging)
  • Dropbox (cloud storage)
  • Facebook (channel)
  • Fivetran (data)
  • Flow.ai (bots)
  • Forumbee (customer support)
  • FullContact (contacts)
  • GitHub (developer tools)
  • Gmail (channel)
  • Google Drive (cloud storage)
  • Google Play Store (channel)
  • Guru (customer support)
  • HelpSpot (CRM and sales management)
  • Influx (customer support)
  • Instabug (issue tracking)
  • Intercom (channel)
  • JIRA (project management)
  • JustCall (voice)
  • Meya (bots)
  • Nicereply (customer support)
  • Office 365 (channel)
  • Olark (messaging)
  • Pegato (ecommerce)
  • PagerDuty (developer tools)
  • Parabola (data)
  • PieSync (productivity)
  • Pipedrive (CRM and sales management)
  • Salesforce (CRM and sales management)
  • Sendbee (messaging)
  • Shipamax (payments and invoicing)
  • Shopify (ecommerce)
  • Slack (massaging)
  • Smooch (channel)
  • Stitch (analytics)
  • Talkdesk (channel)
  • Toky (communication)
  • Trello (project management)
  • Trilio SMS (channel)
  • Twitter (channel)
  • Vyte.in (messaging)
  • Webhooks (data)
  • WhatsApp (channel)
  • Zapier (productivity)
  • Zoho CRM (CRM and sales management)
Funding
Seed

On November 1, 2013 Front announced raising an undisclosed of seed funding from eFounders. The company participated in the eFounders startup program.

Seed II

On September 30, 2014 Front announced raising $150,000 in their second seed funding round from Kima Ventures.

Seed III

On October 1, 2014 Front announced raising an additional $3.1 million in seed funding from Uncork Capital (lead investor), BOLDStart (lead investor), Caffeinated Capital, Y Combinator, Point Nine Capital, Terrence Rohan, Paul Buchheit, Kevin Hale, Jonathan Abrams, Jeff Bonforte, Hiten Shah, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Jason Lemkin, Dave Morin, Elad Gil, Geoff Ralston, Jeff Bonforte, Paul Bucheit, and Gil Dibner. Front recently completed the Y Combinator accelerator program jsut before announcing their seed funding round.

Series A

On May 26, 2016 Front announced raising $10 million in series A funding from Social Capital (lead investor), Uncork Capital, Index Ventures, Slow Ventures, Stewart Butterfield, Pierre Valade, and Eoghan McCabe.

Series B

On January 24, 2018 Front announced raising $66 million in series B funding from Sequoia Capital (lead investor), Tribe Capital, Threshold, DFJ Growth, and Caffeinated Capital. The company plans on using their sereis B funding to accelerate its growth, improve its software product, and expand operations globally. At the time of announcing their series B funding Front had 52 employees, offices in San Francisco, California and Paris, France, and about 2,500 customers.

Series C

On January 22, 2020 Front announced raising $59 million in series C funding from Uncork Capital, Sequoia Capital, Initialized Capital, Terrence Rohan, Ryan Smith, Mike Cannon-Brookes, Jay Simons, Jared Smith, Frederic Kerrest, Eric Yuan. The co-founder and CEO of Front, Mathilde Collin, made the following statement regarding the company's series C funding round:

First, because we didn’t need to raise (we still had two years of runway), and it’s always better to raise when we don’t need it. The last few months have given me much more clarity into our go-to-market strategy.

Timeline

June 28, 2022
Front raises a $65,000,000 series D round from Battery Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Threshold Ventures and Uncork Capital.
January 2020
Front raises a $59,000,000 series C round from Anthos Capital, Eric Yuan, Initialized Capital, Jared Smith, Jay Simons, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Sequoia Capital.
January 2018
Front raises a $66,000,000 series B round from DFJ and Sequoia Capital.

Funding Rounds

Patents

Further Resources

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News

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Romain Dillet
September 15, 2021
TechCrunch
Customer communication platform Front is holding an event today to introduce three new features. These new features focus on showing you more information about your customers right from Front's user interface. If you're not familiar with Front, the company started as a shared email inbox product so that you can interact with incoming emails as [...]
Romain Dillet
May 19, 2021
TechCrunch
European startup studio eFounders has now been around for 10 years. And because a birthday sounds like a good opportunity to share some metrics, the portfolio companies have reached a valuation of $2 billion together -- only 18 months after reaching $1 billion. eFounders says it is focused on building the future of work. In practical [...]
Romain Dillet
May 19, 2021
TechCrunch
European startup studio eFounders has now been around for 10 years. And because a birthday sounds like a good opportunity to share some metrics, the portfolio companies have reached a valuation of $2 billion together -- only 18 months after reaching $1 billion. eFounders says it is focused on building the future of work. In practical [...]
UMe
March 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Women To The Front, a comprehensive online destination created by UMe and uDiscoverMusic, celebrates the ongoing impact and influence of...
Front Finance
January 27, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Front, the first strategic investment platform that puts data-driven investment guidance in the hands of a new generation of investors with...
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