HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring LiveOak Venture Partners
About this Event
YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM LINK: https://youtu.be/GrIjyefbt2I
FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM LINK: to be added
HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring LiveOak Ventures
About HXTV Livestreams: These livestreams, which will include audience Q&A, will tackle the big questions on everyone’s mind, like how founders should adjust in the face of the pandemic and what fund-raising will look like once the pandemic loosens its grip.
12:55pm| Livestream available
1:00pm | Introduction to the speakers
1:05pm | Intro to HX Venture Fund
1:10pm | Intro to LiveOak Venture Partners
1:15 pm| LiveOak Venture Partners and HXVF discuss their partnership
1:30pm | Live Question and Answers with LiveOak Venture Partners
2:00pm | Adjourn
Mason Rathe |Senior Associate , LiveOak Venture Partners
Mason is a Senior Associate and part of the investment committee at LiveOak Venture Partners. He has been with the firm since the beginning of 2018 while completing his MBA at the McCombs School of Business (University of Texas), where he graduated with honors in May of 2018. At LiveOak, he is responsible for sourcing, diligence, and portfolio guidance and support. Throughout his MBA, Mason began a weekly newsletter chronicling key developments in Austin’s startup environment, which has grown virally to thousands of subscribers. Prior to business school, Mason was in the Technology and Life Sciences division of Comerica Bank, where he managed a diverse portfolio of early stage companies and underwrote over $350M in capital commitments. Prior to Comerica, Mason led business development for US Capital Partners, where he focused on M&A and financial advisory for the lower middle market. Mason began his career as an analyst with mezzanine debt and equity fund, Breakwater Investment Management. Mason has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Aleece Hobson | Venture Partner, HX Venture Fund
Aleece Hobson is a Venture Partner leading the activation efforts at HX Venture Fund in Houston, Texas. She is responsible for connecting VCs, Houston startups, and the firm’s Limited Partners in ways that benefit Houston’s startup ecosystem. Aleece comes to HX Venture Fund with a background in the VC fund-of-funds industry, serving as the Investor Relations Manager at Weathergage Capital, a venture capital fund-of-funds managing approximately $1 billion in venture partnership commitments. She also has over 10 years of business strategy and development experience with an extensive involvement in event planning, relationship building, and strategic communication. Prior to Aleece’s venture fund-of-fund experience, she was a consultant at Hollinden | marketers + strategists and a Program Coordinator at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Aleece holds an MBA from Texas Woman’s University and a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University. She is currently serving as the Director of Special Events Marketing for AMA Houston.
MORE ON LIVEOAK VENTURE PARTNERS
LiveOak Venture Partners is an Austin-based, early-stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build world class, category dominating companies. We focus on providing first institutional capital for tech and tech-enabled services companies based in Texas. We are entrepreneur-first, segment agnostic, active and full life-cycle investors.
MORE ON THE HX VENTURE FUND
HX Venture Fund is a venture capital fund of funds that creates a multiplier effect by linking the transformational power of world-class corporations, technology innovation, and high-growth startups with proven venture investment talent, company-building expertise, and capital.
The venture capital funds in HX Venture Fund’s portfolio bring their significant experience and, at their full discretion, risk capital to Houston’s best high-growth companies across all industry sectors.