Our Investment Strategy

At Live Oak Ventures, we seek out fintech companies that aim to bring innovation and disruption to the banking industry. By investing in companies that accelerate the delivery of open digital solutions to the market, Live Oak Ventures intends to change the landscape of financial services and small business banking. All of this is in service of our mission to be America’s Small Business Bank.

We identify and invest in opportunities that align with Live Oak Bank’s strategic vision. We believe banks need to continue to evolve to compete and best serve customers’ needs. As a result, Live Oak is dedicated to investing in and building solutions that are open, agile and allow for future innovation.

Our investment strategy has three focus areas:

Bank Infrastructure

Bank Infrastructure

Solutions that seek to modernize our data infrastructure and deliver differentiated digital banking experiences for customers.



Verticalized software solutions that recognize the power of bringing banking solutions directly to customers.



Opportunities that can be developed internally and leveraged commercially where applicable.

Live Oak Ventures Portfolio Companies


Able leverages AI to streamline the commerical loan process and book loans faster.

Agency KPI

AgencyKPI offers an integrated business intelligence platform for collaborative planning, operational efficiencies, and benchmarking in the insurance industry.


Apiture’s digital banking platform offers best-in-class online and mobile banking solutions for banks and credit unions.

Asset Class

Asset Class offers custom and packaged workflow software solutions to power private capital firms.


DefenseStorm provides cyber security, cyber compliance, and cyber fraud solutions specifically built for banking.


Greenlight's debit card for kids empowers parents to teach trade-off decisions, money management, and the power of saving and investing – in one app.


KWIPPED, Inc., d/b/a APPROVE is a B2B equipment marketplace that enables equipment manufacturers and distributors to integrate financing into the equipment buyer’s journey.

Pharmacy Marketplace

Pharmacy Marketplace utilizes smart technology to guide independent pharmacists through informed real-time drug purchasing in one smart, simple platform.


Philanthropi is leading the next generation of philanthropy through its innovative giving platform, which democratizes giving for everyone and amplifies its impact.


Savana is powering next-generation, customer-centric banking operations with the first and only Digital Delivery Platform.


Uplinq’s machine learning technology provides small business bookkeeping solutions through AI and data automation.


Vantaca provides management software and services to deliver real ROI for association management companies.

We invest in companies that are material to Live Oak’s strategy. These are companies that will positively impact Live Oak’s ability to deliver our goals, as well as where we can move the needle on the success of the company. This should be strategic for both of us.”

– Stephanie Mann, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

Live Oak Ventures Exits

Live Oak Ventures has a successful track record, with over 9x returns,
including recent exits in Finxact and Payrailz for over $1BN combined.


Payrailz offers smart and engaging payment experiences for the financial services industry.

EXITED 2022: Acquired by Jack Henry

Finxact is the leader in Core as a Service, innovating the first enterprise class cloud-native Core-as-a-Service platform with a 100 percent accessible open banking API.

EXITED 2022: Acquired by Fiserv

Hear From Our Partners

As both an investor and a client, Live Oak has proven to be an invaluable resource to Apiture as we work to deliver best-in-class digital banking solutions to U.S. banks and credit unions. Leveraging its expertise as successful innovators and entrepreneurs, Live Oak has actively engaged with us to help create the solutions that financial institutions need to best serve their customers.”

– Chris Babcock, CEO, Apiture

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