VC  Next Coast Ventures

     Office Locations:

Austin, TX



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Next Coast Ventures is an investment firm headquartered in, but not limited to, Austin, Texas. Next Coast Ventures is raising a maiden fund of $50 million, according to a filing with the SEC. Partners in a the new fund are Thomas Ball, formerly a general parter at Austin Ventures, and Mike Smerklo, founder of True North Ventures and the former CEO of ServiceSource.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Mike Smerklo Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Thomas Ball Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Zeynep Young Venture Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):















      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

      Alert Media
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