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Front founders Mathilde Collin, CEO, and Laurent Perrin took an unusual step in raising a ... [+] later-stage funding round predominantly from other software entrepreneurs. Ellian Raffoul Photography. When email startup Front’s CEO Mathilde Collin decided she was ready to raise a new funding round, the entrepreneur had options. She could seek out new investment firms, or go back to her previous backer, well-known Silicon Valley shop Sequoia Capital. Collin chose a much more unusual route: a large-sized, later-stage investment group led predominantly by fellow software founders. By the numbers, Front’s Series C financing announced on Wednesday isn’t unheard-of for the tech industry. The... Full story

22 January