Join Us in Welcoming Anthony Walker to NCV as a Principal

September 23rd, 2020

Today we are proud to announce that we are adding Anthony Walker to the team as a Principal! Anthony has amazing experience, brings a deep investment perspective and is a “hard working, get stuff done” professional. Just like the entrepreneurs we back, Anthony has the “glass eater” mindset and truly understands what it takes for a business to become successful. 

NCV expands the ‘Next Coast’ reach as former Ultimate Software CEO Adam Rogers joins our Entrepreneurs Council

August 27th, 2020

We are thrilled to be partnering with successful entrepreneur Adam Rogers as he joins our Entrepreneurs Council. Since day one, NCV has been ‘built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs’ and the Entrepreneurs Council is a direct result of that mission. As a member of the Council, Adam will provide invaluable experience to our portfolio companies and will help us expand our footprint in ‘Next Coast’ markets.

NCV and DivInc Team up to Enhance Access to the Venture Capital Ecosystem for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

August 4th, 2020

Today, we are excited to announce our partnership with DivInc, an organization that is transforming the entrepreneurial ecosystem into a more authentically inclusive environment. Since 2016, DivInc has been dedicated to helping underrepresented founders build successful businesses. It has provided more than 70 founders and 64 tech and tech-enabled companies with strategies and resources to help grow their businesses.

Welcoming Cotter Cunningham as an NCV Entrepreneur in Residence

July 15th, 2020

We are excited to announce Cotter Cunningham is joining NCV as our newest Entrepreneur in Residence today. Cotter is an entrepreneur and CEO with a great track record of developing and leading technology and consumer businesses. His most recent success was as Founder, CEO & Chairman at RetailMeNot. Cotter’s background is very much in sync with the NCV themes and early stage investment strategy.

Returning to Work in a COVID-19 World

June 24th, 2020

COVID-19 has brought about changes in the workplace that no one was expecting. Earlier this week we held a Portfolio2Portfolio working session for our founders from five of our portfolio companies on the topic of Returning to Work. We wanted to share some key takeaways from the discussion.

A VC, an Entrepreneur and a Serial Killer Dial Into a Virtual Sports Bar

March 31st, 2020

So was this a “deal” or a “life mission”? The answer depends on your perspective. And for both sides to achieve the outcome they’re looking for, it pays to understand the other side’s perspective.

Leading Through Difficult Times

March 23rd, 2020

In tough times, clear direction and consistency with strong values can build enduring cultural advantages.

NCV’s Top 9 of ‘19

January 7th, 2020

“Closed our second fund, doubled the size of our team, had multiple portfolio exits and added six new portfolio companies. Needless to say, 2019 was busy. “

Announcing: Next Coast Ventures II

November 21st, 2019

“This fund was really made possible by the hard work of all the entrepreneurs we have had the privilege to work with since we founded Next Coast Ventures.”

Announcing Our New Principal: Zaz Floreani

October 22nd, 2019

We look forward to working with her as we continue our relentless search for the best and the brightest entrepreneurs in Next Coast markets.”

Announcing Our New Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Sarah Puil

September 13th, 2019

“During Sarah’s residency, she will focus on incubating ideas and solutions centered around the changing nature of digital assets and their consumption.”

NCV’s Top 10 of Summer

September 4th, 2019

“New deals, new exits and new team members. Needless to say summer slowdown is not a thing for Next Coast Ventures.”

Announcing the Addition of Brian Sharples, Cotter Cunningham and Julian Castelli to our Entrepreneurs Council

August 27th, 2019

“Since day one, NCV has been ‘built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs’ and the Entrepreneurs Council is a direct result of that mission.”

Announcing Our New Chief Operating Officer: Jonathan Kaplan

July 31st, 2019

“Jonathan will be responsible for all operations of our firm, including financial planning and reporting, investor relations, legal, HR, compliance and the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts.”

Announcing Our New Portfolio Company: TrustRadius

July 23rd, 2019

“We are always first and foremost looking for the very best entrepreneurs building disruptive businesses in Next Coast markets, and Vinay and his team couldn’t fit the bill any better.”

Announcing Our New Portfolio Company: Submittable

July 18th, 2019

“This funding is one of the top-10 largest Series B rounds in the state’s history.”

Announcing Our New Portfolio Company: Navegate Logistics

October 4th, 2018

“Navegate is an integrated logistics platform that helps facilitate global supply chains through their software platform and global network of logistics experts.”

Announcing Our New Portfolio Company: 101 Commerce

June 5th, 2018

Next Coast Ventures is proud to announce that we have led the Series A round in Austin-based 101 Commerce, a multi-brand ecommerce platform targeting the ‘Fulfillment by Amazon’ (FBA) marketplace.

Announcing Our New Venture Partner: Jason Dorsey

March 20th, 2018

“Jason will focus on helping Next Coast and its portfolio companies with consumer trends, brand building and customer acquisition.”

Announcing Our New Venture Partner: Jeff Browning

January 23rd, 2018

“Jeff is joining our team as a Venture Partner where he will focus on helping our portfolio companies with all aspects of organizational design, talent acquisition and executive development.”

Diminished But Not Dead: Kitchen-Tech In A Post-Juicero World

December 11th, 2017

“When you think about how you cook today, it’s largely been done with an oven or a grill or a recipe in a way that hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years.”

Announcing Our Latest Investment: AlertMedia

October 11th, 2017

Today, Next Coast Ventures is proud to announce that we have led the $8mm Series B round in Austin-based AlertMedia.

Announcing Our New Entrepreneur in Residence and Two Technology Venture Partners

September 20th, 2017

We are adding Paul Rogers and Jim Dunham as Technology Venture Partners, and Adam Salamon as our very first Entrepreneur in Residence.

E2E stands for “entrepreneur to entrepreneur”