Next Play Capital

Next Play Capital

Next Play Capital is a fund-of-fund, tech-based, and sports industry startup venture capital firm.

Next Play Capital is a venture capital firm established in 2015 by Ryan Nece and Ronnie Lott. Both founders were previously National Football League (NFL) athletes. The firm is based in Redwood City, California.

Investments

As of July 2019, Next Play Capital has invested in 12 companies and sold off its ownership in four companies. The firm’s latest funded company was Brandless in September 2018, an e-commerce company selling a number of healthy and environmental friendly products without marketing it under any specific brand names.

Next Play Capital specializes in fund of funds investing, and often co-invests in companies with other venture capitals. Previous venture capitals who have co-invested with Next Play Capital were Comcast Ventures, Fidelity Investments, and Founders Fund. Next Play Capital funds tech-based startups and companies operating in the sports industry.

Funds

As of July 2019, Next Play Capital has one fund, NPC Exabeam, which was announced in April 2019. The fund raised $4.2 million.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Flexport

Flexport is a licensed freight forwarder and shipping company based in San Francisco, CA, USA. They manage global logistics for businesses.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
NPC ThoughtSpot, LLC
2,730,000
August 2019
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Brett Cummings

Advisor

Eric Valle

Employee

Eric Valle

Founder

Erin Morley

Employee

Flight.VC Syndicate

Founder

Hamet Watt

Advisor

John N. Ailanjian

Employee

Peter Maloy

Employee

Prakash Janakiraman

Investor

Ronnie Lott

Founder

Russell Cook

Investor

Ryan Nece

Founder

Ryan Nece

Founder

Samir Kaji

Advisor

Scott Fujita

Investor

Shawn Merani

Founder

Tim Fong

Employee

Tim Fong

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Origins - Episode 32 - Notation Hosts Ryan Nece, Next Play Capital

June 26, 2018

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

References

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