Venu is a co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners and a founding member of Austin Speech Labs. Prior to LiveOak, Venu was a General Partner at Austin Ventures where he invested in companies producing more than $1B in exit values to date. Additionally, Venu has worked with McKinsey & Co. serving clients in the enterprise systems and software markets. He started his professional career as a software developer and engineering lead at Mentor Graphics. Venu received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University, India.