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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

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

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aaron Harris

Investor

Ailian Gan

Employee

Alexandre Gerlic

Employee

Alexis Ohanian

Investor

Andersen Yu

Employee

Andrew Chen

Investor

Andrew Drake

Employee

Arjun Sethi

Investor

Ashley Hahn

Employee

Blake Kraft

Employee

Cailen D'Sa

Employee

Christian Ling

Employee

Cori Morris

Employee

Cyril Gantzer

Employee

Dave Morin

Investor

Elad Gil

Investor

Fadi Bishara

Investor

Garry Tan

Investor

Geoff Ralston

Investor

Gil Dibner

Investor

Greg Walder

Employee

Gwen Waichman

Employee

Hiten Shah

Investor

Ilya Sukhar

Investor

Jason M. Lemkin

Investor

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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...
Rickie Houston, CEPF
January 25, 2021
Business Insider
Front is an investing platform that provides free professional investing insights and connects with other popular trading apps.
Front Finance
January 25, 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, today...
GBX Group LLC
November 20, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Columbus-based Connect Real Estate and historic preservation real estate firm GBX Group LLC today announced the opening of Microliving @ Long...
Front
November 13, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Front, the first investing platform to give investors beyond Wall Street access to smart investing insights and powerful risk scoring...
Romain Dillet
July 1, 2020
TechCrunch
European startup studio eFounders has looked back at the first half of 2020 to share some metrics about its portfolio companies. The startup studio that is focused on building software-as-a-service enterprise startups has now launched 25 companies in total. Those startups have raised $148 million in 2020 alone. You may remember that the portfolio of [...]
Kunmi Sobowale
April 21, 2020
Scientific American Blog Network
Leaders from hospital administrators to the president have failed them and betrayed their trust
Alex Wilhelm
January 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Danny and Alex are back with more than ever to get through. 2020 has come out of the gate fast when it comes to news, so much so that we had to leave out of the show way more [...]
Romain Dillet
January 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Front is raising a $59 million Series C funding round. Interestingly, the startup hasn't raised with a traditional VC firm leading the round. A handful of super business angels are investing directly in the productivity startup and leading the round. Business angels include Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian President Jay Simons, Okta co-founder [...]
Romain Dillet
November 20, 2019
TechCrunch
Front, the company that lets you manage your inboxes as a team, acquired Meetingbird last year. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Front is about to roll out its own calendar. This way, you can manage meetings within Front and find time that works for everyone. Integrating emails with your calendar makes a [...]
Romain Dillet
May 18, 2019
TechCrunch
It's been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition -- the TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 36 hours to work on their projects. Some of them [...]

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