We have to accept that email isn't going away. Y Combinator backed Front, a shared inbox for teams, just raised a $66 million Series B from Sequoia and DFJ, and the round came about in just 5 days.
Mathilde Collin, co-founder and CEO of Front, told TechCrunch: "I decided that I wanted to raise money, I scheduled 11 partner meetings over a single week. At the end of the week, I had term sheets from all investors but one." 😮
We've seen a host of email apps come an go since Mailbox was acquired by Dropbox (and shut down later). Companies like Polymail, Spark, Airmail, Canary Mail, Boxy, have each come up with a unique design and approach to email.
Notably, Superhuman by the former Rapportive team, remains one of the most compelling products in the space with 54,000+ people subscribers to its upcoming launch on Product Hunt.
Front's massive funding round may have seemingly come out of nowhere, but it was evident the company was up something great since their move from France to Silicon Valley. In December, the company was included in AngelList's YC Startups that are Aggressively Hiring collection, as well as the 20 Female Founded Startups to join in 2018, as recommended by investors. It's not too late to join them.
P.S. Front CEO Mathilde Collin's Equity Calculator is nominated for a Side Project of the Year. 🏆😸