Prior to co-founding LiveOak, Krishna joined Austin Ventures in 2000 and was a Partner there since 2006. At Austin Ventures, he worked with companies focused on Enterprise Solutions (Augmentix, Entorian - NASDAQ: ENTN, Caringo), Communications Infrastructure (Spatial Wireless - NASDAQ: ALU, Mavenir Systems), Semiconductors (Black Sand Technologies, Pyxis) and Clean-tech (Astrowatt, Coldwatt - Nasdaq: FLEX). Prior to joining Austin Ventures, Krishna was with Motorola where he worked with a variety of business units on strategic and operational issues. He started his professional career at SEMATECH.
Krishna received his MBA from Wharton where he graduated with highest academic honors as a Palmer Scholar. He also has an MS in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, where he graduated with the highest all-round honors.
Krishna previously served as a board member of TiE Austin and currently serves as Chairman of the Miracle Foundation board, an Austin-based organization that supports orphanages in India.