LiveOak Venture Partners Adds Four Executives to its Venture Advisors Program

LiveOak Venture Partners, founded in 2013, this week announced it has added four executives to its Venture Advisors Program.

The venture capital firm, which invests in early-stage companies, is adding Lynn Atchison, Peter Klante, Dave Rubin and Keith Zoellner to the program.

Last year, LiveOak Venture Partners closed a $105 million fund, its second fund.

Atchison is the former

Chief Financial Officer of Spredfast, HomeAway and Hoovers. She currently serves on the boards of Q2 Technologies, Absolute Software, Convey, and RealMassive.

Klante previously worked in executive leadership positions for CA Technologies, Vignette, IBM and Cognos and he served as CEO or Chief Marketing Officer for four Austin-based startups.

Rubin is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of OJO Labs, one of LiveOak Venture Partners’ portfolio companies. Rubin has more than 30 years of experience building, operating and scaling technology companies. He has built five successful startups including ProfitFuel, which merged with Yodle in May of 2011. He also founded and ran HomeCity, an online real estate company with offices in Austin and Dallas.

Zoellner is currently Chief Technology Officer of DISCO, a LiveOak Venture Partners’ portfolio company. Previously, Zoellner worked in leadership positions at Spredfast and StoredIQ.

“Driving portfolio company success by leveraging a strong bench of experts has been a central element of our playbook as value-added investors and board members here at LiveOak. We are launching the Venture Advisors program to supercharge that effort,” Krishna Srinivasan, Founding Partner at LiveOak said in a news release. “The first four advisors in this program have demonstrated decades of proven success across multiple successful companies in Austin and guided numerous next generation of leaders across them. They have been providing similar guidance to LiveOak entrepreneurs in an ad hoc manner and as such, we are thrilled to formalize our longstanding relationships with them and welcome them to officially be a part of the LiveOak family.”