Primary Expert Network
We’re the first to admit that we don’t have all the answers. But we know the people who do! We built the PEN - an active community of 200+ of NYC’s leading operators and functional experts - to advise our portfolio companies so that they can get answers quickly without having to reinvent the wheel.
"Primary is truly unique in the venture community. They believe in unconditional giving, and are always willing to go the extra mile for their portfolio companies. Their entire team has been truly instrumental in our early success – from deploying the full resources of their talent partner program, to calling on the PEN to help us solve new challenges, to holding 1:1 bi-weekly meetings to keep us on track with our strategic goals. Primary’s value as a trusted advisor goes well beyond the value of the check itself."
– Ilir Sela, Founder & CEO, Slice
Just a few of the experts in our network
Through strategic and tactical PeopleOps support, our Talent Program was designed to help founders lay the groundwork for growth and success. In 2016 alone, we have saved our founders nearly $2MM in external agency fees and placed over 50 critical hires across the portfolio.
With direct access to NYC’s leading operators through the PEN, we have a unique network from which to source critical hires, for everything from key senior leadership roles to junior contributors and interns across all functional areas.
Beyond recruiting, we educate our founders on how to think about company culture, compensation, org development and more - with an eye toward helping them build a sustainable talent infrastructure.
We have built NYC’s only highly curated community of top tech talent. Through events and intimate gatherings, we provide this select group with unique opportunities for networking, recruiting and expanding their technical skillsets.
"Cat has been a huge asset to our leadership team as we continue to recruit and add to the company. She has delivered amazing talent into the company, but equally important, she has offered amazing guidance as I have worked to build an organization and culture that is prepared to scale rapidly. We truly view her as an integral part of our culture and company growth.”
– Mike Simmons, Founder & CEO, CredSimple