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LiveOak Ventures Partners

LiveOak Ventures Partners

LiveOak Venture Partners is a Texas-based venture capital firm making early-stage investments in technology and technology-driven services.

LiveOak Venture Partners LP is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, series A, startups, early and later stage lead investments. Based in Austin Texas, LiveOak Venture Partners was founded in 2012 by Ben Scott, Krishna Srinivasan, Venu Shamapant.



LiveOak is a full lifecycle investor focused on technology and technology-enabled service companies based in Texas. The Founders of LiveOak have invested in a variety of companies, such as Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent), Navini Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), LifeSize Technologies (acquired by Logitech) Mavenir Systems (NYSE:MVNR) and Stackengine (acquired by Oracle).



Investment

LiveOak Venture Partners invest in startups and technology companies with a focus on information technology, cleantech, wireless, enterprise, components and technology enabled services. It prefers to invest in Texas, with a focus on Austin, North Texas with a focus on Dallas, and the Southwest and seeks to make an initial investment between $1 million and $4 million and further investments between $7 million and $10 million in the companies.The company has invested over $250 million in companies based in Texas since 2000 and successfully created over $1.5 billion of enterprise value.



Investments include Rollick, DISCO and Irish Plans and exits include Stack Engine, Ranzure Networks and Opcity.

Timeline

April 9, 2019

LiveOak announced the close of their second fund

The fund raised $105m.

January 31, 2018

Opcity Acquired by News Corp

November 30, 2015

Stack Engine Acquired by Oracle

February 28, 2015

Mavenir Systems Acquired by Mitel

May 31, 2014

Black Sand Acquired by Qualcomm

February 28, 2014

LiveOak Fund I - Final Close

October 31, 2013

Mavenir Systems IPO

February 28, 2013

LiveOak Fund I - First Close

December 31, 1998

LiveOak Partners Met at Austin Ventures

People

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Role
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Benjamin L. Scott

Co-Founder & Partner



Kishna Srinivasan

Co-Founder & Partner



Mason Rathe

Senior Associate



Mayra Del Bello

Marketing & Business Development Associate



Mike Marcantonio

Principal



Ram Velidi

Venture Partner



Venu Shamapant

Co-Founder & Partner



Wafaw Owen

Office Manager



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Companies

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Augmentix







Black Sand Technologies







Capsenta







data.world







Digital Pharmacist







Disco







Eventador.io







Hive 9







Infocyte







Iris Plans







Lifesize







Mavenir







Navini Networks







NSS Labs







Ojo







OpCity







Razberi







Rollick







Sipera







Spatial Wireless







Stack Engine







Telestax







Trust Radius







Veros Systems







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