Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.
This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old cofounder and CEO of Front, went on a five-day fundraising sprint to raise a series B round. She pitched 11 investors, received 10 term sheets (or investment offers), and walked away with $66 million from Sequoia Capital and several others.
With her permission, we’re republishing the pitch deck to show how Silicon Valley startups win over investors. Some of the data has been redacted, but the pitch deck is still worth a look for any startup seeking investment of their own.
The next slide shows the problem Front is trying to solve.
Now on to why the company needs to raise money.
The opportunity is huge.
Collin wants to hire even more engineers to improve the product.
This slide hints that Front is looking to expand beyond messaging.
Front wants to own the external-communications space.
But it’s not sharing the long-term vision with us just yet.
Front has some big ideas in the works as it chases its vision.
By Melia Robinson (http://uk.businessinsider.com) 17 june 2018