LiveOak Venture Partners, an Austin, Texas-based early-stage venture capital firm, announced the addition of Creighton Hicks as Principal.
He will be responsible for sourcing new deals and driving new investments, in addition to supporting LiveOak’s growing portfolio. Hicks joins LiveOak Venture Partners with over a decade of experience investing or operating in early-stage technology companies.
Previously, he was a partner with Dell Technologies Capital (DTC) in Silicon Valley where he led investments in early-stage enterprise technology companies, including CloudKnox, Datometry and FullStory. Hicks joined DTC from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) where he was actively involved in several of the firm’s early-stage investments, including CoreOS (acquired by RedHat), Relayr (acquired by HSB). Earlier in his career, he led a product marketing team for VMware’s flagship virtualization offerings.
Hicks started his career in Austin at IBM’s Tivoli Software division as a product manager, technical sales specialist and developer. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 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, the firm is a full life cycle 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 30 Texas-based companies in the last seven years including CS Disco, Digital Pharmacist, OJO Labs, Opcity and TrustRadius, among others.