Mathilde Collin is the cofounder and CEO of Front. Front is a shared inbox for teams and they were part of the YC Summer 2014 batch.
You can check out Front at https://frontapp.com/
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.
00:25 - Tuomas Grannas asks - What's your favorite LEGO theme?
1:25 - What is Front?
3:50 - Google Inbox shutting down
5:25 - Prioritizing features
7:50 - Features that have increased Front usage
9:50 - What Front looked like at launch
12:45 - Early user acquisition
15:40 - Starting Front and meeting her cofounder
19:10 - The idea for Front
20:25 - When her cofounder was diagnosed with cancer
23:20 - Hardest moments running Front
25:25 - Employee retention
30:55 - Transparency
32:40 - Front's office in France
33:30 - KP asks - What is the one unique insight about the problem you didn’t have at the start but only discovered later after your launch?
36:15 - Did she consider other ideas Front?
37:40- Jordan Jackson asks - Email at least for me - has taken on a different meaning in a life of messaging apps and chat platforms. It is more serious in a way. How do you see email evolving and the ecosystem that encompasses in peoples lives?
39:55 - If she could remove any email feature
41:20 - When did they hit product market fit?
45:05 - Meditation