VC Profile: Krishna Srinivasan of LiveOak Venture Partners

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

Sectors: Enterprise Software, Social Media, Digital Media

Description: LiveOak Venture Partners is an Austin-based, early-stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs who use disruptive technologies and business models to challenge the status quo. While many of their investments begin at the seed stage, LiveOak is a full life-cycle investor focused on technology and technology-driven service companies primary based in Texas and the Southwest. For over a decade, the Founders of LiveOak have helped entrepreneurs create industry-leading companies.

“LiveOak partners with visionary entrepreneurs who use disruptive technologies and business models to challenge the status quo.”

Recent Investments:

  • Ranzure Networks $13M / Series A (Lead)
  • CS Disco $18.58M / Series C
  • Data.world $14M / Series A
  • NSS Labs $16M / Series C

Website: liveoakvp.com


Krishna Srinivasan is a co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners and has been investing in early stage Texas based companies and entrepreneurs since 2000.

Prior to founding LiveOak, Krishna was a Partner at Austin Ventures. Before joining Austin Ventures, Krishna was with Motorola where he wrote large scale optimization software for supply chain planning and worked with a variety of business units on strategic and operational issues. He started his professional career at SEMATECH.

Krishna received his MBA from Wharton where he graduated with highest academic honors as a Palmer Scholar. He also has an MS in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, where he graduated with the highest all-round honors.

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