Now Hiring: Summer MBA Associates
We’re excited to kick off our search for summer MBA Associates who will bring their fresh perspectives and network to Primary Venture Partners. As we gear up for Summer 2019, we can’t wait to meet potential candidates who want to work alongside our team to make significant contributions with due diligence and thesis development.
Primary Venture Partners is a seed-stage venture firm focused on transformative, NYC-based startups. Managed by co-founders and General Partners Ben Sun and Brad Svrluga, Primary serves as the first call for its portfolio companies, dedicating significant resources to best position its companies for the journey from Seed to Series A and beyond.
From the Primary Expert Network, a network of over 200 seasoned technology operators and functional experts, to a Talent Program headed by NYC Tech recruiting veterans, Primary helps its founders solve their biggest tactical problems and build world-class teams from the ground up. To date, the Primary team’s successes include seed investments in Jet.com, Ticketfly, TxVia and Coupang, and it counts some of New York’s most promising startups—including Slice, Latch, BounceX and Mirror—among its portfolio.
Primary recently closed a $100M fund in 2018.
THE ROLE & YOU
At Primary, MBA Associates play a big role in helping the team gain a deep understanding of macro trends and new markets to potentially invest in. We are big believers in industry deep dives and having our MBA Associates become experts on specific markets and business models. To that end, we are looking for MBA Associates who can help us create new investment theses, diligence new potential investments and amplify the output of the investment team with additional value-add to our portfolio companies.
Associates will work predominantly with one Principal on either the B2B or B2C side. You will spend the summer working on a project that will culminate in the presentation of an investment thesis to the entire team. Additionally, you will be expected to be a strong individual contributor who can assist in due diligence and make valuable introductions (business development or recruiting) for portfolio companies. The Primary team is looking for thoughtful, curious Interns with an incredibly strong work ethic and passion for early-stage startups.
The ideal profile looks a little like this (see below) and is ready to own the following:
You are in a top-tier MBA program (or graduating from an MBA program), and have preferably worked in consulting, startups, VC or PE prior to school.
You have the intellectual capacity to learn about technology for seniors one day and cross-border commerce the next.
You can easily take a topic you’re unfamiliar with and put together a plan to learn about it quickly before presenting it to a group of people that have little to no prior understanding of the topic.
You are a clear communicator who has the ability to speak with anyone from CEOs to customers of companies that we are evaluating.
You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and participate in event planning, creating surveys or sending out prospecting emails on behalf of the Primary team or portfolio companies.
You currently read everything startup/tech related that you can get your hands on and meet with Founders for fun regularly, even though you’re not even an investor yet.
You have the ability to build conviction and voice your opinion even when others on the team may disagree with you.
You’re not expected to source deals, but you love the idea of it so much that you’ll be at networking events 3 nights a week.
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 info@Primary.VC with concise answers to the questions below. Even better if you can manage to get an introduction from someone who we know and respect!
-What are 1–3 potential industries, demographics, psychographics or business models you’d want to potentially create a thesis around and how would you go about it?
-Would you rather focus on B2C or B2B investing?
-Why should we get in touch?