Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners Looking for Dallas Startups

LiveOak Venture Partners, an early-stage VC firm based in Austin, is looking to get more involved with Dallas startups.

In a story by Danielle Abril of the Dallas Business Journal, LiveOak co-founder Venu Shampant said that last year they did 5 deals, none of which were in Dallas and that he’d like to “fix that.”

Here’s a quick look at how LiveOak looks at investments:

  • We are early stage lead investors
    • Primarily first institutional capital – seed and series A investments
    • Opportunistically lead compelling later stage financings
    • Seek to be the largest and most active investors in our portfolio companies
  • We invest in exceptional entrepreneurial teams, not pre- determined sectors or business models
  • We are active, hands-on investors providing our companies with:
    • Access to our proprietary pool of executive and technical talent
    • Collaboration with partners with a track record of building successful companies resulting in both M&A or IPO
    • Deep network of relationships with top venture investors for follow-on financings

Investment Profile

Sector Technology and technology enabled service
Geography Primarily Texas
Stage Seed or series A
Target Initial Investment $250k to $4MM
Target Total $5 – 7MM

Check out the full story on the DBJ website or visit for more info on the firm.

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