Next Coast Ventures, an Austin, TX-based venture capital firm, hired Zeynep Young as Venture Partner.
Ms. Young brings to Next Coast Ventures her strategic experience in entrepreneurship, technology and the social sector. She is currently the CEO of milk + honey, a wellness and beauty company with a portfolio of day spas, salons and products in the organic, luxury market.
Previously, Ms. Young was the founder and CEO of ed-tech company Double Line Partners, Portfolio Director at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company.
Ms. Young holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern and a BA from Rice University.
Led by Mike Smerklo, managing director, Next Coast Ventures focuses on investing in entrepreneurs building disruptive companies in big markets.