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MBA Associate

Remote
Full-Time
Posted on 
December 6, 2021
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Job Description

At Primary, MBA Associates play a big role in helping the team gain a deep understanding of macro trends and new markets in which we might explore investment opportunities. We are searching for MBA Associates who can partner with us to explore investment theses, diligence new potential investments, become experts on specific markets and business models, and amplify the output of the investment team. This paid program is for the duration of the winter and spring semesters and will be entirely remote with an expected commitment of roughly 20 hours per week.

This role is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in venture capital or entrepreneurship. While contributing to our due diligence processes and firmwide projects, you’ll have full exposure to life at Primary, from partner meetings to investment pitches.

Given the autonomy we give to our MBA Associates, our ideal team member looks a little like this:

  • You are currently in an MBA program (or graduating from an MBA program) and have preferably worked in a fast-paced environment within—but not limited to—consulting, tech/product, VC, or PE prior to school.
  • You’re eager to learn and can quickly and creatively get up to speed on a topic you’re unfamiliar with and can form a clear view of a particular industry.
  • You are a clear communicator who has the ability and willingness 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, sending out prospecting emails, or other work on behalf of the Primary team or portfolio companies.
  • You enjoy reading up on startup/tech trends and are involved in entrepreneurial or venture organizations on campus, or have tinkered with your own startup ideas.
  • You have the ability to build conviction and voice your opinion even when others on the team may disagree with you.
  • 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 but will be there to support you when needed.

There are a few values our team holds close and will want to see in any addition to the Primary Team:

Wear the founder’s shoes: Trust is paramount. Start with empathy and curiosity, and work collaboratively to solve problems from founders’ perspectives.

Dive deep: Go the extra mile and do the hard work to get to data-driven answers and insights.

Work with the best: Bring an excellent network to the table and expect a hunger to win from colleagues, founders, and operators.

Build a ‘we’ team: Collaborate meaningfully as a team and share expertise to deliver unparalleled support.

Challenge what’s possible: Think creatively and build. We're not in the business of what's been done before, we're redefining what seed investing can be.

Play to win: Consider every opportunity through the lens of ultimate success. Winning doesn’t mean squeaking by, it means being 10X better.

If you align with our values and this paid opportunity sounds like something you’d be interested in, please send your resume, LinkedIn profile, and concise answers to the questions into the typeform below. We look forward to meeting you!

APPLICATION QUESTIONS:

  • Why are you interested in the MBA Associate role at Primary? (250 words)
  • If you had to invest behind one macro trend or business model today, what would it be? (250 words)
  • What is an early-stage seed investment (B2B or B2C) that Primary should evaluate today? (250 words)

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