Waymaker Team

Larry Warnock


Larry Warnock is a seasoned venture-backed tech executive with multiple exits via acquisition or IPO. He was most recently the President & CEO of Olono, an AI platform for sales effectiveness (acquired by InsightSquared). Previously he was the CEO of Gazzang, a provider of big data security software (acquired by Cloudera), and Phurnace, a provider of DevOps software (acquired by BMC Software). After moving to Austin from Silicon Valley, Larry was a Venture Partner at AVLabs, the incubator fund of Austin Ventures. His career has allowed him to work with numerous VCs and companies across California, Colorado and Texas. Austin is now his home. He started his software career in sales and marketing and has been a VP executive at several successful high-growth companies, including Documentum, OnLink, Siebel, and Vignette. Larry serves an advisor to InsightSquared of Boston, MA and several early stage companies here in Texas. Larry is a Venture Partner with Congress Avenue Ventures, assisting with deal identification.  He is also a Venture Partner with ATXVenture Partners, a seed and Series A stage investor in the Southwest. Larry is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is a frequent speaker at Texas A&M’s Mays School of Business.

Jeremy Jenson

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Dougan Sherwood

Innovation District Planning

Dennis Lower

Innovation Community Strategy

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