Shared-inbox service Front announces that they have raised $3.1 million from Soft Tech VC, BOLDStart, Point Nine Capital, Caffeinated Capital, and a host of individual investors. This startup has been in development for 18 months and graduated from Y Combinator this past spring before launching in June.
Co-founder Mathilde Collin, who created the business with Laurent Perrin, tells me that the startup previously picked up a few hundred thousand Euro from studio Paris-based eFounders, where Front was originally based, last year. With this new funding, the San Francisco-based startup says that they plan to scale development, sales, and marketing.
Email has not changed a huge amount over the years, but Front looks to change for teams who need to share an account. As you might expect from a service these days, highlights of the Front platform include notifications, the ability to create tags, analytics, the ability to assign conversations, and more. In addition to acting as a typical email service, the platform is integrated with Twitter and lets users to receive notifications when mentioned in a tweet and respond from within the inbox. The company says that they are planning to soon offer integration with Disqus, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
If you have only 2 users, the service is free. From there, the price jumps to $29 per month for groups of 3-4 users or $99 per month for groups of 5+ users. Collin tells me that more than 100 paying customers, ranging between 2-150 users, have signed up thus far.