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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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.
20+ Years Investing in Texas
$5B+ in Enterprise Value Created
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."
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, 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, 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."
Unlocking trillions of homeowners equity by democratizing access to real estate investing; Or why we invested in Nada
For more than 20 years, our investment philosophy has been to serve as lead investors in backing exceptional Texas-based entrepreneurs disrupting massive industries, in their first institutional rounds. Applying this philosophy, we have doubled down on leading early stage investments in companies that have subsequently become industry leaders in the nexus of real estate....Read more
Nada, a Dallas-based fintech platform whose goal is to widen access to real estate wealth. The company offers index-like real estate investment products called “Cityfunds” that allows anyone, including non-accredited investors, to buy into a city’s home equity market with a minimum of $250 dollars, CEO and co-founder John Green told TechCrunch....Read more
Chainguard, a startup that focuses on securing software supply chains, announced today that it has raised a $50 million Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Amplify, the Chainsmokers’ Mantis VC, LiveOak Venture Partners, Banana Capital, K5/JPMC and CISOs from Google and Square, among others, also participated in this round....Read more
Fresh faces, fresh billions: Austin's venture capital ecosystem looks way different than a couple of years ago
To understand the recent growth of venture capital in Austin, it's important to look to the past for context. Srinivasan has had a front row seat to the transformation. He came to Austin in 2000 and got involved in funding startups with Austin Ventures, at the time one of the biggest and most active VC firms in the world. After that firm began winding down its startup investments, Srinivasan co-founded LiveOak in 2012....Read more
The round was co-led by Next Coast Ventures and LiveOak Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Flybridge Capital Partners and Schematic Ventures and new investor Data Point Capital. Richter told TechCrunch that the funding comes as more people are interested in purchasing resale....Read more
Backflip Announces $35 Million in Funding to Support Entrepreneurs Reinvigorating the Housing Supply
Backflip, a real estate and fintech startup improving how entrepreneurs invest in residential properties, announces an $8 million equity seed round co-led by Vertical Venture Partners (VVP) and LiveOak Venture Partners (LiveOak) with participation from Revel Partners, Great Oaks VC, and Greg Waldorf, former founding investor and Board Member at Trulia and Zillow....Read more