Front

The inbox for teams

HEADQUARTER San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 25 and 50

# OF ENGINEERS Between 10 and 25

FUNDING $10M - $25M

TAGS SaaS, Collaboration, Productivity Software, Communications Software, YC Summer 2014

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

We're reinventing email by making it easier to use for teams who share an inbox. Email began life as a tool for individuals to manage their personal communication. Over time it's become used by teams to handle all external communication. The email clients haven't kept up with this change, Front is the email client used by teams to share their inbox (e.g. sales@ or support@ address) and collaborate easily with each other.

Technical challenges

1) We're building a client that works equally well across web, desktop and mobile. We have dedicated applications for each platform, which creates more technical complexity than your average startup.

2) Front is a product used by team members daily as a crucial part of their workflow. This creates a lot of product and users challenges, as even a small tweak to our UI could have a big impact on the daily routine and happiness of our users.

Why join us?

1) Take a look at our product demo to understand why our product is loved by our users: http://vimeo.com/182635265

2) Over 1500 businesses use Front today and we have very low churn. We're now doubling down on enterprise sales efforts to onboard some larger organizations.

3) We have over 4 years of runway after raising our $10m Series A in December 2016. Our founders are committed to scaling in a careful, thoughtful way and we're only bringing on new team members who are core to the team and building our product.

Our press coverage

http://fortune.com/2016/05/26/front-series-a-social-capital/
http://www.businessinsider.com/front-raised-10-million-with-these-21-slides-2016-11
https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/11/front-makes-email-collaboration-much-smoother/

Our tech stack

  • Node.js
  • MySQL
  • Amazon S3
  • aws
  • AngularJS
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • node

Our investors

  • Point Nine Capital
  • SoftTech VC
  • Front