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The Twenty Minute VC with Santi Subotovsky

Santi Subotovsky & Harry Stebbings
Santi Subotovsky & Harry Stebbings

“…I realized that Venture Capital could help me build a better company. So I decided that I was going to move on from my company and come to California, join a Venture Capital firm, and learn how people make decisions. So that’s what I did. I moved here in 2010 determined to get into Venture. I talked to a number of Venture firms and the message that I got from a lot of Venture firms was that, given my background, I was not a perfect fit… so I had to look for something else. And that actually gave me a lot of energy to prove people wrong. And I kept trying and that’s how I connected with Emergence. And when I connected with them, I told them ‘I’m not going to be in Venture long term. I’m a start up person. I want to start another company. I just want to understand how you make decisions so that when I start a company, I can raise money from Venture Capital’… I joined in 2010 as a Senior Associate. And I failed miserably at leaving because it’s been 9 years and I’m still doing this...“

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Harry Stebbings on the 20 Minute VC Podcast. We covered a range of topics including my journey into VC, investor superpowers, the importance of building partnerships, and the future of Venture.

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