Primary Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York City, run by Ben Sun and Brad Svrluga, who combined have a 30-year track record as investors and operators in the NYC Tech scene. We primarily invest in two sectors: Next Generation Commerce and SaaS. We focus on startups based in NYC and strive to be the most valuable and trusted partner to our portfolio companies. Our portfolio companies include Jet.com, Maple, BounceExchange, Coupang, Reonomy and Ticketfly.
Vice President of Business Development:
Since starting Primary Venture Partners, one of our core values has been to “Be the First Call” for the entrepreneurs that we serve. We want to be an incredibly supportive partner who is there to help them with the challenges of running their business. To do so, we have built an array of platform resources that we make available to our companies to help them address a broad range of operational challenges. The Director of Business Development is a new role to help our portfolio companies.
This is an incredible role for someone looking to get their start in venture capital or gain experience that will help them in a leadership role at a start-up. You will work with a select number of portfolio companies in helping with Business Development. This is NOT an investment position where you are working new investment opportunities. This job is about really understanding the needs of a few of our portfolio companies and helping them with the development of new client and partner relationships.
Venture Fellow – Primary Labs:
We are seeking a Venture Fellow to work on one of our Incubator initiatives. This program will be for a minimum of 3 months and you will be working primarily on a Pet food Ecommerce venture that we are incubating. The Venture Fellow will be working closely with our Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) assisting in the the development of the business plan, sourcing early team members and conducting research and analyses of the market and competitors. This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in getting greater exposure to the operations of an early stage tech start up. You will be working closely with EIR, Alex Douzet, who is a co-founder a former CEO of TheLadders and other members of an experienced ecommerce/tech founding team.
Venture Fellow – Portfolio Support and Network:
We are seeking a Venture Fellow to assist our VP of Portfolio & Network. This program will be for a minimum of 6 months and you will be working primarily to help build and engage members of the Primary Expert Network and our portfolio companies. The Venture Fellow will be responsible for creating and organizing unique events as well as developing our broader communication strategy including content creation and distribution.
This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in getting greater exposure to the tech startup and venture capital community. You will have the opportunity to build an amazing network and gather insights from top talent in NYC by having access to our Expert Network. 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 the NYC tech scene.