LiveOak Venture Partners is seeking an Associate to be a key member of our investment team. The role is at the forefront of our investing activities, constantly meeting with founders and startups to source investment opportunities. The ideal candidate will identify where the best entrepreneurs gather and have a pulse on new hot startups. They will have the opportunity to learn about venture investing and the startup ecosystem. They will get exposure to our portfolio companies and have the opportunity to develop a perspective on what makes for a successful start-up.
- Proactively source new investment opportunities
- Cultivate a network that can surface promising early-stage startups
- Build and maintain a short list of high potential founders & startups that merit further diligence/meetings by partners
- Execute on outbound sourcing efforts
- Support partners through the due diligence and deal process, including developing investment thesis, financial and analytical modeling, market analysis and customer feedback
- Work with a select number of portfolio companies post investment
- Ability to build relationships with founders and world-class management teams
- Abundant “hustle” and passion for fast growing startups
- Self-starter who can work without supervision and take goal-oriented direction (i.e.- “run with this”)
- Be highly organized with the ability multitask and prioritize assignments in a demanding, fast-paced environment
- Intellectual curiosity, mental acuity, and an active listener
- Minimum of two years of post-undergraduate experience as an operator in an early-stage company, investment banker, corporate development, venture capitalist or management consultant
- This role is based in Austin, Texas
About LiveOak Venture Partners
LiveOak Venture Partners is a venture capital fund based in Austin, Texas. While almost all of LiveOak’s investments begin at the Seed and Series A stages, LiveOak is a full lifecycle investor focused on helping create category leading technology and technology-enabled service companies headquartered in Texas. LiveOak Venture Partners has been the lead investor in over 40 exciting high-growth companies in the last eight years, including CS Disco (NYSE: LAW), Homeward, Digital Pharmacist, OJO Labs, Opcity and TrustRadius.
If interested, please apply here.