Fireside Chat with Emergence Capital: Startup Fundraising & Successful SaaS Metrics

Date: March, 8 2018

Don’t miss our Fireside Chat and Networking Event with Santi Subotovsky, General Partner at Emergence Capital where we discuss the fundraising process for startups and what growth metrics VC’s want to see in BtoB and SaaS companies they invest in.

Santi Subotovsky is General Partner at Emergence Capital, one of the most well known VC firms focused on enterprise cloud, having backed some of the most iconic and successful companies of the last decade including Salesforce, Veeva, SuccessFactors, Box, Yammer and Zoom Video Communications, just to name a few.  In 2017, Emergence Capital was awarded “Best Venture Capital Firm of The Year” by the National Venture Capital Association.

In this informative Fireside Chat, we will discuss what to expect during the fundraising process, how to best position your company for funding, what KPI metrics BtoB and SaaS startups need to achieve for funding, and so much more!

Below are just a few of the many topics we will be discussing:

  • What different levels of traction and company maturity are expected when fundraising for Pre-Seed vs. Seed vs. Series A?
  • What specific KPI metrics are most important for startups to monitor and grow, to increase probabilities for fundraising success?
  • What is the optimal founding team make-up for BtoB startups?
  • What MRR/ARR do startups need to have to raise a Seed and Series A round?
  • What are the future trends and opportunities for BtoB startups to take advantage of?
  • And much more, including your questions!

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is a talk you do not want to miss!

Dinner and drinks are provided.  Free parking available.


Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups in San Jose. We host regular, informative startup events in the Bay Area, bringing entrepreneurs and industry experts together to learn and network. Find out more about our accelerator program here or our other upcoming startup events here.


6:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner and Networking
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Fireside Chat
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking

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Thursday, 3/8/2018


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113

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Santi Subotovsky

General Partner 

Emergence Capital

Santi Subotovsky, General Partner at Emergence Capital, founded, AXG Tecnonexo, a SaaS e-learning company in Latin America, which he expanded to 150+ employees with operations across Latin America and the US. Santi is also a founding board member of Puente Labs, an organization that finds and selects the best founders of high potential growth companies from Latin America and helps them scale their businesses globally. Santi currently serves on the Boards of Civitas Learning, CrunchBase, High Alpha, Quasar, Restorando, Tophat, Xapo and Zoom.



Free street parking

Abundant street parking is available for free after 6:00 p.m. in downtown San Jose. Streets closest to Founders Floor with free street parking are Santa Clara St., North Market St. and St. John St.

Free parking garage

Founders Floor will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It’s located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in at the Founders Floor event, make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.

Public transportation

VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy.  Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.


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