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Experienced institutional investor - Ex Goldman Sachs | Citadel | Millennium Management. Columbia B.A., University of Chicago MBA

Anthony Walker
Managing Partner

A passionate entrepreneur and 20+ year operator, Dustin presently serves as Managing Director of Koa Capital Partners, a boutique private equity firm.

Dustin Sellers
Managing Partner

Thomas Ball sits on the Investment Committee for Next Coast ETA. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Austin-based Venture Capital firm Next Coast Ventures. Thomas has been in the technology industry for over 20 years as an entrepreneur, angel investor and professional venture capitalist.

Thomas Ball
Investment Committee Member

Michael Smerklo sits on the Investment Committee. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Austin-based Venture Capital firm Next Coast Ventures. Michael has been in the technology industry for almost 20 years as an operator, investor and board member/advisor.

Mike Smerklo
Investment Committee Member

Former VP at Goldman Sachs | Fundação Estudar Fellow | Women's Search Network Board Member | CAIS Mentoria Advisor | Brown University BA | CFA charterholder

Tatiana Gaspar
Director

Former Financial Restructuring Analyst at Houlihan Lokey | BS, University of Texas at Dallas

Rohan Karthik
Analyst

Responsible for all operations at Next Coast Ventures and Next Coast Legacy | Former Chief Legal Officer at RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE) | DLA Piper | Latham & Watkins | CEO at Technical Production Support, Inc. | JD, Order of the Coif UC Davis | Editor-in-Chief UC Davis Law Review | BA with Honors UCSB

Jonathan Kaplan
Partner, COO & CCO

Controller of Next Coast Ventures and Next Coast Legacy | Former Assurance Senior Manager at EY LLP | Certified Public Accountant | MS in Accounting and BBA Texas A&M University

Julia Holmes
Controller

Facilities and Operations Manager at Next Coast Ventures. Former Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach at Noom | Assistant GM at Big Onion Tavern Group | General Manager & Event Coordinator at VIP Chicago Parties | MS from Concordia University | BS from Eastern Illinois University

Laura Schenke
Facilities and Operations Manager

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