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 

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We Live in Austin. We Invest in Texas.

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first Institutional Capital

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Active Full Lifecycle Investing

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Multi-Segment 

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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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Kiwi Camara

Kiwi Camara, CEO & Founder DISCO

"LiveOak were our first investors seven years ago. Their entire team is smart and analytical, provides sound strategic advice, helped us make key early hires, and coached us through follow-on financings with introductions to the most famous growth investors in the world. Krishna Srinivasan has been an effective leader on our board, understands what's important and what isn't, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. We could not have built our company without LiveOak. They are the best VCs I know."

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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."

Chris Loughlin

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."

Latest News

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LiveOak Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce the promotion of Creighton Hicks and Mike Marcantonio to Partner.....Read more

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LiveOak Venture Partners raised its largest fund to date, $210 million for Fund III, which will enable the Austin-based, early-stage venture capital firm to double down on Texas founders....Read more

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"Krishna Srinivasan has been absolutely amazing to work with at every stage of the journey. He's had great ideas about everything from pricing, to building out the executive team, to our GTM strategies……I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in building the business." - Kiwi Camara, CEO DISCO....Watch video

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Plano-based AmplifAI, an artificial intelligence startup dedicated to improving employee satisfaction, has closed on an $18.5 million round of Series A funding led by Greycroft, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm located in New York and Los Angeles...Read more

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Osano, a risk and compliance startup, has confirmed it has raised $11 million in new funding. The round was led by Jump Capital, with participation from existing investors LiveOak Venture Partners and Next Coast Ventures. The Austin, Texas-based company describes the round as a Series A-1, following a $5 million Series A raise in 2019, just months after it debuted at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield. In total, the startup has raised $22.3 million....Read more

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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RealWork Labs, a pioneer in helping Home Service companies improve their web presence and generate hyperlocal leads via their software solution, announces, that it has closed $2.5 million in funding led by LiveOak Venture Partners as well as added Krishna Srinivasan (co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners) and John Berkowitz (EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Founder and CEO of OJO Labs, and Co-Founder of Yodle) to the board of directors....Read more

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