Aug 30, 2021
In this episode, Hall welcomes Wes Barton, Founder and Managing Partner at Third Prime.
Headquartered in New York, New
York, Third Prime is a venture capital firm focused on identifying
and investing in seed-stage companies that are using technology to
develop business models with the potential to disintermediate
incumbents within the fintech and proptech
Prior to founding Third Prime, Wes spent nearly 9 years as a Vice President at Trimaran Capital Partners, a private equity firm based out of New York City, where he underwrote and managed private investment opportunities across diverse industries. While at Trimaran, he also worked with Trian Partners, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, to identify and invest in public distressed equity and credit opportunities.
Before Trimaran/Trian, Wes spent 2 years as an investment banker with Bank of America advising public and private technology and media companies on corporate strategy and capital market initiatives and practiced law in the M&A department at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where he represented companies and investment firms with respect to acquisition and disposition of assets and broader corporate matters.
Wes received his J.D. from Duke School of Law in 2002 and his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in 1999.
Wes discusses his investment thesis and some of the startups he has invested in which fit that thesis. He shares some of the challenges they face in launching their businesses and suggests some good opportunities for investors to pursue.
You can visit Third Prime
at www.thirdprime.vc, via
LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/15189541/admin,
and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/thirdprimevc.
Wes can be contacted via email at email@example.com, via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/wes-barton, and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/farmer_vc.
Music courtesy of Bensound.