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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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."

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Setpoint closed a $43M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Henry Kravis (KKR), Spencer Rascoff (co-founder Zillow & 75andSunny), Fifth Wall, 645 Ventures, NextView Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners, Vesta Ventures, ATX Venture Partners and Capital Factory.....Read more


1Password, a leader in human-centric security and privacy, today announced the acquisition of Passage, a developer-first passwordless authentication company. 1Password will use Passage's technology to launch a passwordless authentication platform for enterprises – enabling a safer, simpler, and more secure end-user experience across any platform or device...Read more

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When Venu Shamapant and Krishna Srinivasan graduated with their master’s degrees from UT in 1990 and 1995, they never envisioned becoming venture capitalists, holding the ability to invest in potentially high-impact startups. However, the two spent the past decades running one of Texas’ most successful venture capital firms....Read more

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The flow of venture capital to Austin startups has slowed abruptly as investors take a step back amid economic uncertainty and recession fears. Austin companies raised $701 million in the third quarter of 2022, marking a 30% drop from the same quarter a year ago, according to a new report by research firm Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association....Read more


AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LiveOak Venture Partners, an Austin-based venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage tech startups across Texas, announced today that it has been named on Inc.’s list of Founder-Friendly Investors for 2022, honoring the private equity and venture capital firms that have helped founder-led businesses thrive....Read more

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LiveOak Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas, is delighted to announce the expansion of its investment team with the addition of Paola Retes as Vice President. This addition to the team coincides with the launch of the firm’s third fund, a $210M fund focused on early-stage companies based in Texas...Read more

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