What VCs are looking for: Key funding metrics w/ Bessemer VC & ex-CFO of Oracle

Join us for our Speaker Series & Networking Event with Jeff Epstein, VC at Bessemer Venture Partners and former CFO of Oracle. Jeff will do a presentation about what VCs are really looking for: key metrics, criteria and milestones for seed funding, Series A and beyond.

The event starts with a networking reception where food and drinks will be provided.

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


6:00pm – 6:45pm – Dinner and networking, demo/sponsor tables
6:45pm – 7:00pm – Intros, demo/sponsor tables mentions
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Speakers program and Q&A
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Meet the speaker, networking

Event Starts In









Monday, 05/12/2016


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113



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Discussion Topics

Jeff will cover some of the most important areas that all startups should focus on if they’re looking for a VC investor to consider investing in their business.

Topics include key metrics, criteria and milestones for seed funding from Series A and beyond.

Other topics included:

- The best proof points to use in your pitch

- Understanding and presenting a go-to market model

- The importance of customer renewal rates

- How to show scalability

- Proving market demand

- And much more...


Jeff Epstein

Operating Partner

Bessemer Venture Partners

Jeff Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and a Lecturer at Stanford University.

Bessemer is a VC firm that invested in companies like Pinterest, Linkedin, Skype, Staples, Yelp, Zoosk, Twillio, Shopify, SendGrid, Fiverr, Sport Authority, Smule, CrowdFlower, Life360, Veritas, AdapTV, NPM, Trinet, Twitch, Intercom, Piazza, Wix, Tripwire, Good Technology, Gartner, BlueApron, Verisign, etc.

Jeff is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable tech companies, with a market value of over $150 billion.

Prior to joining Oracle, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS) and Nielsen.

Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation.

He serves on the Boards of Directors of Kaiser Permanente, The Priceline Group (Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, rentalcars.com, and OpenTable), Shutterstock, Global Eagle Entertainment and several private companies.

In addition, he is a Lecturer at Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering.

Jeff holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

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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