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Tom Ball

Founder and Managing Director, Next Coast Ventures


Tom is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Next Coast Ventures. He has been an entrepreneur and early-stage investor for over 20 years.

Prior to co-founding Next Coast Ventures, Tom was a General Partner with Austin Ventures where he spent ten years investing in and working with entrepreneurs to build great companies. Examples in Austin include RetailMeNot, Bazaarvoice, Adometry, and Silvercar. Prior to AV he was the Founder of Tahoe Domains, an ICANN accredited registrar; CEO and Co-Founder of Openfield and Razorgator Interactive; and CEO and Founder of eCoupons. Tom got his MBA at Stanford and undergraduate degree at the University of Florida.

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