Primary Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm run by Brad Svrluga and Ben Sun, who have a combined 30-year track record as successful investors and operators. The New York HQ is focused on investing in two specific sectors: Next Generation Commerce and SaaS and strives to be the most impactful partner to our investments. To-date, our portfolio companies include the likes of Jet.com, Maple, BounceExchange, Coupang, Reonomy, and Ticketfly.
THE ROLE & YOU
At Primary, portfolio support isn’t just an arbitrary term and if you generally fall in line with this sentiment, keep reading. We’re big believers in providing real value to our seed investments and that means making sure we have the widest network of people who can help troubleshoot issues, overcome challenges, and identify opportunities as they scale. To accomplish that, Primary is looking for a Tech Community Manager to assist our VP of Portfolio & Network and Talent Partner in creating a curated community of technical experts with strong domain expertise, leadership potential, and an unparalleled passion for young ventures.
You’re all about purposeful evangelism and, in this case, we want someone to help develop a solid strategy for attracting, assessing, and engaging the best technical savants in the New York marketplace. Python, Ruby, C#, Java? You know people who work well in scaling production environments and have a wide breadth of languages and technologies. Networking is a huge part of what we do in Venture Capital and we think this is a great opportunity to start building a presence in Silicon Alley.
The ideal profile looks a little like this (see below) and is ready to own the following:
● You’ve got at least 3+ years of experience as a technical recruiter, community builder or tech operator for a high-growth startup.
● You want to move past transactional recruitment and build more meaningful relationships with the people you connect with.
● You’ll be responsible for executing an event strategy that creates high engagement across our community year-round including, but not limited to, monthly meetups, semi-annual fireside chats, and an annual Tech Summit that brings a larger group of domain experts together both within our portfolio and in the growing network focused on specific tech challenges. The goal is provide the best and brightest a safe forum for sharing ideas and experiences.
● Your efforts will result in the placement of at least 4 engineers across the portfolio quarterly .
● Extra points for having a Computer Science degree.
● You work hard. Hustle is your middle name.
● You are not an A—hole. You might be a superstar genius, but if people don’t always refer to you as a “really nice person” then you definitely don’t belong here.
● You figure sh*t out and can work independently. We don’t need to hold your hand to figure out what you have to do next.
How do you apply? Send your resume or LinkedIn profile to firstname.lastname@example.org with a quick paragraph describing why I should get in touch.