Thomas Ball is a founding general partner of Next Coast Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm headquartered in Austin, TX. Prior to NCV, Tom was previously at Austin Ventures from 2005-2015 where he served as a general partner. While at Austin Ventures, he was also an investor in RetailMeNot (Nasdaq: SALE), Bazaarvoice (NYSE: BV), Jam City, Donuts, Jigsaw.com (acquired by Salesforce) and Adometry (acquired by Google).
Prior to his involvement with Austin Ventures, Tom founded a number of successful companies, including Openfield Technologies, which merged with Razorgator Interactive Group, where Tom was CEO, and eCoupons, where he was also CEO until the sale of the company to Lifeminders (NASDAQ: LFMN).
Tom graduated from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the University of Florida.