#96 - Mathilde Collin

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

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