C. Thomas Ball

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures LLC

C. Thomas Ball

C. Thomas Ball

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures LLC

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Next Coast Ventures LLC
eCoupons, Inc.
Razorgator, Inc.

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1447

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

1967

Age

54

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General Partner at AVP Management Services, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Hip Ecommerce, Inc.

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Former Consultant at Bain & Co., Inc.

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Former President at Ralph Lauren Corp.

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Co-Founder at Tritium Partners LLC - Texas

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Director at OutboundEngine, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Norwest Venture Partners

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Co-Founder at AVP Management Services, Inc.

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Venture Partner/Entrepreneur's Council at Next Coast Ventures LLC

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C. Thomas Ball
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1995

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

BS in Finance, with Honors

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 14th overall among all public national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and has ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida was also described as a "Public Ivy" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The Society of Kauffman Fellows is a network of venture capitalists operating at 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 26 countries on 6 continents, collectively deploying $50B in venture capital.

Career History
Co-Founder
2001 - 2004
General Partner
2005 - 2015

Austin Ventures focuses on investments in seed and rapid growth technology companies in several sectors including: (1) Business Services & Supply Chain (2) Financial Services (3) New Media, Internet, & Information Services (4) Software and (5) Texas Special Situations.The firm typically becomes involved with companies at the early-stage prior to product availability. Investments range from $100,000 for proof-of-concept projects to $20 million for expansion capital rounds. The firm also works with a specialized affiliate fund that focuses on early-stage medical technology, healthcare services and healthcare information technology companies to explore further opportunities. Austin Ventures growth equity practice invests in privately-held companies with proven business models, demonstrated revenue and earnings growth and exceptional management teams. Austin Ventures takes minority and controlling positions. The firm is flexible in structuring transactions to meet the needs of company founders and executives while balancing long-term growth, financial stability and shareholder value. The firm takes a board seat in most of their investments. Austin Ventures invests mainly in companies located in Texas, although they may consider other exceptional opportunities in their sectors in other locations.

Engagement Manager
1995 - 1997

Mitchell Madison Group LLC provides global cost management consulting services. Its services include performance improvement, strategic services, business analytics and staff augmentation. The firm specializes in credit, market and operational risk, process reengineering, pricing optimization, and technology management. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Manila, Paris, Munich and Germany. The company was founded by Rolf Thrane in 1991 and is headquartered in Jackson, WY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2021 - Current

Aclaimant, Inc. develops a platform to engage the employee, employer, and insurance carrier in making workplace. It is an enterprise incident management system designed to save you time and money on workplace incidents and insurance. The company was founded by Michael Schultz, David Wald, Joel Friedman, and Jim Farber and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
Current

Phlur, Inc. sells unisex fragrances through online. The firm offers candles, fragrance and body care products. The company was founded by Eric Korman and Cynthia Korman in 2015 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Rosso Corp. engages in online meal planning services. Its web and mobile service takes a family's preference and the sales at local grocery stores to create a customized meal plan and grocery list. Its recipes include Asian, Mexican, American and Italian. The firm also features recipes and user discussions. The company was founded by Manuel Rosso in 1999 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

KLRU-TV is an American private company located in Austin, TX. The firm operates public broadcasting stations.

Director
Current

PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE GREATER AUSTIN

Director
Prior

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas connects high-impact companies in Central Texas with high-impact causes around the world. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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RetailMeNot, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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RetailMeNot, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Razorgator, Inc. markets tickets for sold-out sports and entertainment events through online. The firm owns and operates an online platform that enables to sell sports, theatre and concert tickets. It also provides corporate ticket management software solutions. The company was founded in 2001 by Douglas Knittle, Thomas Charles Ball and Stephen Cucci and is headquartered in Marina Del Rey, CA.

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OutboundEngine, Inc. provides social media and content marketing platform. It offers cloud-based product that automates the delivery of timely, tailored e-mail, social, and content marketing campaigns for a wide range of industries. The company was founded by James Branndon Stewart in 2012 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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Xomi, Inc. provides software solutions that keep CNP credit card processing accounts. It offers Chargeback automated chargeback response tool, a software solution that enables merchants to automate the chargeback-response process; managed chargeback services for merchants; and merchant chargeback alert services. The company was founded by Mark Standfield in 2007 and is headquartered in South Jordan, UT.

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