LiveOak Venture Partners, an Austin, Texas-based early-stage venture capital firm, added David Stewart as Venture Partner.
Stewart will focus on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, as well as providing strategic guidance to LiveOak’s portfolio companies. He is the sixth member of the firm’s investment team, working closely with the firm’s three Founding Partners, Principal, and Senior Associate.
Stewart has been an investor and advisor to over 30 software companies, both independently and in conjunction with other firms, most recently Trinity Ventures, and has over a decade of operating experience in Silicon Valley.
Prior to working with Trinity Ventures, Stewart was Chief Business Officer at Turo, which he joined when it acquired SocialStudio, a software company he founded.
He brings deep domain expertise in product management, coming from his experience as VP Product at Yammer; Senior Director of Growth at Playdom; and in product marketing and management roles at YouTube and Google.
Stewart began his career at the Boston Consulting Group and holds an MBA and BA with distinction from Yale University.
Founded by Ben Scott, Krishna Srinivasan and Venu Shamapant, LiveOak is a venture capital firm with 20 years of venture investing in Texas. It has been the lead investor in Texas-based companies such as CS Disco, Digital Pharmacist, OJO Labs, Opcity, and TrustRadius.