All-in on Texas for 25 Years
After over a decade of successful early stage investing in Texas, in 2012, Krishna Srinivasan and Venu Shamapant founded LiveOak based on a conviction that Texas had all the DNA for a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. They believed that a venture capital firm that was maniacally focused on Texas entrepreneurs could be the key catalyst to harness the full potential of this market and build category dominating companies of the future.
Today Texas is indeed a vibrant center for entrepreneurship, enabled by the combination of a strong and growing talent pool and an active early-stage investment ecosystem. LiveOak has continued to lead the way with over 60 investments just in the past decade and helped create numerous winners across many categories.
This success has convinced us to double down on our Texas entrepreneur-focused strategy and to establish the strong foundations that help develop the leaders of the future.
We are all-in on Texas, its founders and the entrepreneurial community that enables their success.
Where We Invest
Seed, Series A, and Opportunistically Pre-Seed & Growth
Tech and Tech-Enabled Services
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Founder/CEO Based in TexasOur Entrepreneur’s Bill of Rights
Why We Win
A Proven Model for Creating Category Leaders
We assist in all aspects of company-building to help develop leaders and category-dominating companies of the future.
As team players and highly engaged strategic advisors, we promise to hustle just as hard as you do.
We know firsthand how challenging the entrepreneurial journey can be. That’s why we collaborate with empathy and transparency every step of the way.
We bring our full team, combined experiences, and deep networks to the table to help our founders build long-term success.
A History of Excellence
Mavenir Systems IPO
LiveOak Fund I Final Close
Mavenir Systems Acquired by Mitel
StackEngine Acquired by Oracle
Mike Marcantonio Joins
Opcity Acquired by News Corp
Digital Pharmacist Acquired by K1 Investments
LiveOak Fund II Final Close
Launched LiveOak Gives
Capsenta acquired by data.world
David Stewart Joins
NarrativeDx Acquired by Press Ganey
Creighton Hicks Joins
Eventador Acquired by Cloudera
Razberi Technologies Acquired by ACRE
Telestax Acquired by Mavenir
Intrigue Acquired by Mandiant
Hive9 Acquired by BrandMaker
Julianna Giraldo Joins
LiveOak Fund III Close $210M
Iris Acquired by Aledade
Infocyte Inc Acquired by Datto
Mike Marcantonio & Creighton Hicks Promoted to Partner
Winner of Inaugural A-List Investor of the Year Award
Paola Retes Joins
Winner of Austin Gives Charitable Champion Award
Recognized as Inc. Magazine’s 2022 Founder-Friendly Investor
Launched LiveOak Launch
Passage Acquired by 1Password
LiveOak Select Fund I closes
LiveOak Gives donated $1M+
We live here. We invest here. We give here.
We are strong believers in giving back to our community and supporting reputable non-profit organizations that are affecting positive change in Texas.About LiveOak Gives
LiveOak Gives recipients in 2023