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VC Profile: Seth Snyder of LiveOak Venture Partners

HeadquartersAustin, Texas

Sectors: Enterprise Software, Social Media, Digital Media

DescriptionLiveOak 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
  • $14M / Series A
  • NSS Labs $16M / Series C


Seth Snyder is in charge of the day to day marketing activities for LiveOak. He supports the General Partners in all branding efforts to ensure that LiveOak is every Texas entrepreneur’s first thought for early-stage financing.


Prior to LiveOak Seth studied finance and economics at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation he moved to Houston to work in the oil & gas industry focusing on finance, accounting and economics before heading back to Austin to join the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He completed the venture internship at Capital Factory, and has a deep appreciation for entrepreneurship and new ventures.

Seth sits on the University Unions Advisory Council as well as the Tejas Foundation board, a non-profit that provides guidance, mentoring and financial support to the Tejas Club at the University of Texas. Seth is a devout Longhorn that loves to ride bikes and play tennis.


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