Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Abby Levy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Primetime Partners.

With its headquarters in New York, NY, Primetime Partners are an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in, and builds from the ground up, companies that can transform the quality of living for older adults.

They support the founders and organizations that create meaningful new products, services, and experiences in the under-served, trillion-dollar global sector of Aging. They accelerate business growth through their direct-to-consumer marketing expertise, their strategic distribution partners, synergies across portfolio companies, and an engaged network of advisors. Also core to their mission, they unlock the talent and expertise of experienced older adults as founders and business builders.

Abby has spent her career helping businesses and consumer brands grow as an operator, entrepreneur and advisor, most notably in the wellness sector. Prior to Primetime Partners, Abby was an executive at SoulCycle, where she oversaw business development and revenue growth outside the consumer studio business, with an emphasis on building new digital products as the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Growth. Abby has also been a Founder herself, teaming with Arianna Huffington to launch Thrive Global, a behavior change technology company focused on employee productivity and wellness. Abby served as President of Thrive Global and remains on the Thrive Board. Abby began her career at McKinsey & Company then led product development at OXO International. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. 

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Abby shares what excites her right now in the aging sector, advises startups and investors, and discusses the state of investing in the sector.

You can visit Primetime Partners at, and via LinkedIn at

Abby can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

An entrepreneur raising funding must demonstrate confidence.  

Investors will look for someone who has confidence in their plan, their team, and themselves.

Oftentimes entrepreneurs fake confidence and come off looking cocky, which is unfounded confidence.

True confidence inspires others and persuades them to support the company.

Investors look for this in the founder as he must attract others to join the team as well as customers and partners. 

Customers must always be wooed and are attracted to confident companies.

Founders who inspire others have a greater chance of success at the early-stage startup since they didn’t have enough money to pay for everything. 

Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today.

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