Next Coast Ventures, an Austin, TX-based technology-focused venture capital firm, has added an Entrepreneur in Residence and two venture partners.
In particular, the firm has added Paul Rogers and Jim Dunham as Technology Venture Partners, who will serve as mentors to the tech entrepreneurs of the fund’s portfolio, as well as advisors to the fund’s leadership, and Adam Salamon as its first Entrepreneur in Residence.
Rogers is an alumnus of Google and currently serves as chief technology officer of New York-based Namely Inc., an HR data platform. Prior to Namely, Rogers served as the chief technology officer of Austin-based RetailMeNot Inc. and as the vice president of engineering and operations at Austin-based Bazaarvoice Inc.
Dunham has been in the technology industry for over 25 years and most recently served as the president of cloud and business intelligence at ServiceSource, a San Francisco-based software company.
Entrepreneur in Residence Adam Salamon most recently served as the founder and chief operating officer of Perk Inc, a mobile-first rewards and engagement platform that went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange before being acquired by RhythmOne PLC earlier this year.
Led by co-founders and managing directors Tom Ball and Mike Smerklo, Next Coast Ventures invests in early-stage and high-growth startups disrupting big markets with innovative technology and provides company building resources to support the portfolio’s business growth and its leaders’ personal growth as rising entrepreneurs.