Austin’s Next Coast Ventures Adds Jeff Browning as Venture Partner

Jeff Browning, courtesy photo.

Next Coast Ventures announced last week that the firm has added Jeff Browning as its latest venture partner.

Browning “will focus on helping their portfolio companies with all aspects of organizational design, talent acquisition and executive development,” according to a news release.

Browning most recently worked as a principal at GTRC Private Equity and he has more than 30 years of experience in talent acquisition. He also spent 15 years as the recruiting partner for Austin Ventures.

“I’m excited to be working with Jeff again, over the ten-plus years we worked together at Austin Ventures, I saw firsthand the positive impact he made on some of the most successful companies in Austin startup history,” Tom Ball, co-founder and managing director of Next Coast Ventures, said in a news release “I’m really looking forward to more success stories working closely together with Jeff and the entrepreneurs in the NCV portfolio.”

Next Coast Ventures has been growing its staff steadily since launching in last year.

Last September, it brought on Paul Rogers and Jim Dunham as Technology Venture Partners, which will serve as mentors to the firm’s tech entrepreneurs in its portfolio and advisers to the fund’s leadership. And it hired Adam Salamon as its first Entrepreneur in Residence.

Next Coast Ventures, based in a remodeled house at 12th and Nueces, also brought on Zeynep Young, an Austin entrepreneur as a venture capital partner, last March. The same month it closed on its $85 million fund.

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