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A native of the Bronx, New York, Kai is an Investor at @PrimaryVC in NYC. — Signals: Williams College, Schwarzman Scholar, Harvard Business School, On Deck.

Darkness, a short story.

I turned off the lights and headed to bed. As I walked through the halls, I put my hands up more in protest than I did for protection from the creatures that lurk at night. Protest of what? I’m not exactly sure. …


This article is a perspective for junior investors on how to write a compelling internal deal memo on behalf of founders.

When I started at Primary, I was anxious about representing the companies I was seeing in the right way internally at the firm. When I wrote my first executive…


This is an article about games, how they have touched different parts of our lives, the greater shift to cloud gaming, and what this means for the venture landscape.

The next decade will challenge us to reinvent working for this new kind of distributed, dynamic, and ultimately more creative workforce. Games are a perfect fit as they inspire us to re-envision the way we interact with one another.

Albert Einstein once said that, “Games are the most elevated forms…


In the world of venture capital and startups, large checks, TechCrunch coverage, and even larger valuations have masked already substantial and increasing strains on founder mental health. As the pressures to build a unicorn have increased, founders reporting not having enough time to build wellbeing into their schedule has also…


Before joining Primary as an analyst, I joined an eight-week program that set a meaningful new path to my meaningful new career.

All networks of people have an essence. Whether a congregation, a classroom, or a company, networks take on a life of their own. The goal of people who initiate gatherings and build community is to culture conditions for all people in that community to thrive.

The current state of entrepreneurship…


The key to illusion is complicity. Strong senses of identity and belief cloud the vast network of flows and transitions that we as people encounter on an almost daily if not hourly basis. Over the last few years I have journaled about a concept or phenomenon that I have termed…


The failure of diversity in venture capital (VC), if not already accepted, is certainly at this point acknowledged. Waxing eloquently about the numbers won’t change the facts, but certainly will provide a therapeutic release and so let’s do it anyway. Across the board, there is an inequitable distribution of opportunities…


When I speak, I try to embody a sort of relaxed mindful awareness. I take a moment to center myself before each sentence and to be present in that moment. I do my very best to not only hear but also listen. When I speak, I affirm my existence. …


Venture Capital is an industry defined by long feedback cycles and avalanches of uncertainty at every turn, yet the prevailing narrative and style of most new venture capital investors are to stay up to date daily with newsletters, funding rounds, deal sizes, and the opinions of everyone but their own.


I am a native of “the Bronx” New York. Both of my parents immigrated from Jamaica and are small business owners in New York City. My father, a plumber, and my mother, a hairstylist, inspired me through their courage and fortitude to always think like an entrepreneur.

For the past…

Kai Cash 金楷

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