Next Coast Ventures

Venture Capital Firm

Next Coast Ventures

Next Coast Ventures

Next Coast Ventures

MVCA Member

Next Coast Ventures focuses on supporting the best entrepreneurs in the world as they build their businesses. Instead of focusing on sectors, its investment strategy focuses on thematic investing where the firm is constantly reflecting on what it sees in the marketplace. The firm especially likes to invest in entrepreneurs who are building disruptive companies in big industries. Next Coast’s focus is Series A and Series B rounds. The firm looks to lead rounds and take board seats where appropriate.



  • Tom Ball
    Managing Director, Founder, Next Coast Ventures
  • Mike Smerklo
    Managing Director, Founder, Next Coast Ventures
  • Dagney Pruner
    Director of Marketing Communications, Next Coast Ventures
  • Ricky Garcia
    Senior Associate, Next Coast Ventures
  • Jonathan Kaplan
    Next Coast Ventures

Stages of Investment

  • Growth/Expansion

Sectors of Investment

  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Media
  • Mobility

IT Subsectors

  • Other
  • Services
  • Software

Life Science Subsectors


  • Assets Under Management $88,000,000

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