#96 - Mathilde Collin
Published October 3, 2018
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    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.

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    Topics

    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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