Next Coast Ventures’ Founders Give Fundraising Advice



Next Coast Ventures might be able to afford to lose $1 million on an investment, but can an entrepreneur afford to lose five to ten years of their life working on a startup that doesn’t hit it big? That’s the kind of deep thinking unearthed in the latest Ideas to Invoices podcast featuring Mike Smerklo and Tom Ball, co-founders of Next Coast Ventures, an Austin-based Venture Capital Firm that invests in early stage companies. It just closed on a $85 million fund last month. In the podcast, Ball and Smerklo discuss how difficult it is to build a company.

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