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Board of Directors

Krishna Srinivasan

General Partner, LiveOak Venture Partners

Krishna Srinivasan is a co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners and has been investing in early-stage Texas-based companies and entrepreneurs since 2000. His current board involvements at LiveOak include CS Disco (e-discovery platform), Hive9 (marketing performance management software), Razberi Technologies (video surveillance appliance), StackEngine (docker/container management), StepOne (predictive, contextual self-support), and Written (content marketing platform).

Prior to co-founding LiveOak, Krishna was a partner at Austin Ventures. Prior to joining Austin Ventures, Krishna was with Motorola, where he wrote large-scale optimization software for supply chain planning and worked with a variety of business units on strategic and operational issues. 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-around honors. Krishna also currently serves as chairman of the Miracle Foundation board, an Austin-based organization that supports orphanages in India, and is one of the founding members and a past board member of TiE Austin.

Bill Wood

General Partner, Silverton Partners

Prior to founding Silverton Partners, Bill Wood began his venture career in 1984 as a founding partner of Austin Ventures, which has since become one of the largest venture capital firms in the country. Bill is a past recipient of both the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur-of-the-Year Award and the Austin Technology Pillar Award, recognizing his lifetime contribution to the development of the Austin technology community. He was also the inaugural inductee into the Austin Technology Hall of Fame. Bill received his BA from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Darin Hicks

Founder and CEO, Hive9

Darin Hicks is the founder and CEO of Hive9. Darin has experience leading aggressive growth plans focused on multi-channel marketing, customer lifetime value, and complex software and services sales. Prior to Hive9, Darin was CEO of Bulldog Solutions, where the original ideas for Hive9 were developed, and VP/general manager of Acxiom, where he grew the technology business unit into the company’s first global industry and brought new solutions to market in the insurance vertical.

Darin was also founder and CEO of Software Leadership Services, a management consulting company providing domain and operational expertise to early-stage software and services companies. Prior to that, he served at Trilogy, which grew from a start-up to over $250 million in revenue over nine years. There, Darin held a number of key leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe, including managing their primary industry verticals and leading their professional services organization from $28 million to $130 million in three years. Darin - a native of Durand, Michigan - graduated from Stanford University in 1992 with a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial engineering.