Investing in Visionary Entrepreneurs

LiveOak Venture Partners is an Austin-based, early-stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build world class, category dominating companies. We focus on providing first institutional capital for tech and tech-enabled services companies based in Texas. We are entrepreneur-first, multi-segment, and full life-cycle investors.

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Our Approach 


We Live in Austin. We Invest in Texas.


first Institutional Capital


Active Full Lifecycle Investing




Our Team

Having consistently built companies across industry segments during various economic cycles for more than 20 years, our team has the experience and insight to help scale your business, regardless of the economic climate. We add value beyond a check, unlocking a community of leaders, talent, and resources that give your company a competitive edge.

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20+ Years Investing in Texas

$500MM AUM

$5B+ in Enterprise Value Created

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Katie Fang, CEO & Founder SchooLinks

"LiveOak is not just an investor that sits on your cap table, they are collaborative, thoughtful and resourceful. Krishna is our lead investor for our Series A, he brings a more nuanced perspective than any investor I talked to, and he’s supported our company, the executive team and my personal growth."

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John Berkowitz, CEO & Founder OJO Labs

"LiveOak has been incredible partners to us as entrepreneurs and to the entire business of OJO. They have been thoughtful, dedicated, and appreciative of our hard work. They stood by us during tough times and were always available to aide with their experience and network. Finding a good funding partner for a a business is crucial and not always easy. We are very thankful we met LiveOak early in our company’s journey and we would not be where we are today without them."

Vinay Bhagat

Vinay Bhagat, CEO & Founder TrustRadius

"LiveOak Venture Partners have proven themselves to be strong, value added and hard-working partners. They are very much on your side to help you succeed and have been extremely active in helping me recruit my executive team. They appropriately challenge me on my plans, but at the end of the day trust in my judgement to run our business. Start-ups are hard. There are ups and downs and it's important to be able to have a trusted relationship with a partner who has your back."

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Chris Loughlin, former CEO & Executive Chairman, Digital Pharmacist

"“LiveOak Venture Partners was a terrific partner. Krishna already had strong conviction on the Digital Pharmacist investment thesis when he recruited me and proceeded to help me execute every step of the way -- from building a world-class team, to ensuring we had adequate capital, to taking an active role in strategic planning. Krishna - and his partners at LiveOak - are much more than a standard venture capital firm."

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