Primary Venture Partners

Primary Venture Partners

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Primary Venture Partners (previously High Peaks) is a seed stage VC firm based in NY, focused on e-commerce and enterprise SaaS.

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“ In a milestone achievement in the fight for equal pay, Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed a bill in May that prohibits employers from asking about a prospective employee’s salary history. At a high level, the bill states that relying on salar... ”
“ One thing we always try to impress upon our portfolio companies is that you never know which partnership will develop into the one that ultimately matters most. There’s no one who knows this lesson better than Andrew Dreskin, co-founder and CEO... ”
“ -Written by Ben Sun There’s a feeling you get when you’re surrounded by thousands of like-minded people; a hopeful energy that’s sparked by a common quest for change and fueled by sheer will and imagination. This was the overar... ”
“ After a several-year run of uninterrupted froth, 2016 brought a more challenging fundraising environment for startups. Q4 2016 marked the sixth straight quarterly decline in the number of companies receiving venture investment. Yet, as we... ”
Primary Venture posted a blog: Primary NYC Seed Deal Report: Q3 2016
“ Turns out, the VC cooling trend we noted in our Q2 NYC Seed Deal Report is a bit chillier than anticipated. The venture industry has been slower to reset from 2015’s red-hot funding and valuation rates than many anticipated, with many... ”
Primary Venture posted a blog: In FinTech, the human touch is not a lost art
“ There is a seemingly never-ending range of  opportunities for disruption in the financial services market: from early alternative lending leader OnDeck to personal finance innovators LearnVest and Betterment, to new data plays like Quovo and API... ”
“ We were thrilled to wake up to Monday’s headlines announcing Walmart’s $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com — the largest U.S. e-commerce transaction to date, but a small price to pay, given Walmart’s $230 billion market... ”

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After a several-year run of uninterrupted froth, 2016 brought a more challenging fundraising environment for startups. Q4 2016 marked the sixth straight quarterly decline in the number of companies receiving venture investment.
02/16/2017
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Primary Venture Partners
And so we have closed out 2016 not with a bang, but with a steady, if slightly muted, drumbeat that will herald the New Year with the promise of continued forward momentum. The quarter saw 42 seed deals in NYC, holding at a relatively steady pace from Q3 2016 but down 39% from Q4 2015. Total...
01/08/2017
VIEWS: 600

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