Senior VC Associate @ Primary Venture Partners in New York City, NY

Primary Venture Partners

Primary Venture Partners is looking for a Fintech Sr. Associate to join our investment team, reporting to Partner Emily Man.
Primary is a seed-stage venture capital firm dedicated to delivering exceptional support to the founders of transformational businesses in NYC. By pairing meaningful investment resources with the largest portfolio impact team of any seed investor, our portfolio companies have reached an industry-best seed-to-A graduation rate.
As a Senior Associate you will play a critical role in the investment process. You will be responsible for working closely with the Partner team to identify & evaluate new opportunities,  support potential portfolio companies, and execute on our strategy for the Fintech sector. You will build subject matter expertise in the sector and help drive future focus areas, ecosystem building, and making investments.
The ideal candidate is a first-principles thinker, resourceful, data-driven, and ready to hustle, with a strong interest and desire to specialize in the sector landscape.

About the role

    • Deal Sourcing: Conduct market research and actively seek out promising investment opportunities startups through various channels. Represent the firm to conduct an initial screen of prospects
    • Due Diligence: Perform thorough due diligence on potential investments including financial analysis, market assessment, competitive landscape evaluation, and team assessment. Independently run diligence processes with assistance from the Partner, effectively prioritizing diligence areas, synthesizing diligence work
    • Financial Analysis: Own relevant analyses for potential opportunities including financial, market sizing, unit economics, and cap table modeling.
    • Portfolio Support: Provide ongoing support to portfolio companies by coordinating with the portfolio impact team
    • Market Insights: Stay on top of fintech industry trends, news, and regulatory developments. Surface regular market insights and lead research on thematic deep dives on new potential investment areas.
    • Network Expansion: Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the fintech community, including founders, industry experts, talented operators, and other investors
    • Thought Leadership: Represent the firm at industry events, conferences, and panels. Support and execute on strategic brand building and thought leadership initiatives.
    • Firm Building: Support Partners with ongoing LP reporting and other firm building initiatives

About you

    • Must be available to work full-time in NYC
    • 2-6 years of relevant experience in venture capital, private equity, investment banking, consulting, or operating at a fintech startup. Genuine interest in fintech and disruptive technologies
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit: You have an entrepreneur’s intrinsic motivation and are capable of independently running with business ideas with substantial ambiguity. You are resourceful, passionate about ownership and willing to hustle to win deals
    • Deeply curious: You have a strong desire to become an expert in a certain industry or business model and are willing to put in the work to do so
    • Analytical-thinker: You have a strong grasp of what makes a good business. You’re comfortable with financial statements & models and concepts and can quickly assess the feasibility and scalability of a new venture idea
    • Relationship-builder: You’re comfortable developing relationships with industry leaders from the ground up and have a deep knowledge of technology investing as well as a strong understanding of the VC ecosystem
    • Fast-learner: You’re able to learn rapidly, develop a strong point of view, and communicate compelling narratives
    • Strong communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.