About Brand

Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures, Dr. Sara Brand is passionate about investing in women-led businesses in consumer health and sustainable products and technologies to deliver true wealth.

NEWS: How Austin Can Become the #1 City for Investing in Women Entrepreneurs

Sara T Brand is the Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures With sexual harassment scandals sweeping through Silicon Valley this summer, you may be feeling even more thankful to be a part of Austin’s startup community. But while those scandals expose the harmful reality of venture capital’s male-dominated culture on women entrepreneurs, they have helped [...]

July 31st, 2017|

NEWS: True Wealth Ventures’ Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp Seek to Change the Landscape of Venture Capital Investing

  Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, general partners of True Wealth Ventures The general partners of True Wealth Ventures want to see more female led companies get venture capital investment. And they want to see more female venture capitalists making investments in the industry. The $20 million True Wealth Ventures fund invests in women led companies in [...]

July 28th, 2017|

NEWS: 2017 Dell WE Cities: Austin, TX Case Study

See report below: http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/secure/en/Documents/Dell_Global_WECities_Case_Study_Austin_7_12.pdf

July 18th, 2017|

NEWS: 84 women to know: ABJ unveils 2017 Profiles in Power award nominees

As the Austin area's reputation as a fast-growing, innovative metro continues to gain national acclaim, the city has seen an equally impressive increase in its cadre of female professionals who are guiding startups, industry giants and nonprofits. Read more here.

July 18th, 2017|

Speaker: IC² Institute FASTFORWARD Aftercare Event

True Wealth Ventures General Partner Kerry Rupp delivered the mentor presentation to Cohort 1 at the July 2017 FastFoward 'Aftercare' session hosted by The University of Texas at Austin's IC² Institute and the City of Austin. Launched in 2016, FASTFORWARD is an Austin-based entrepreneur training program that invests in the growth of Austin’s small businesses. [...]

July 18th, 2017|

Judge: 2017 National Cleantech University Prize Business Plan Competition

True Wealth Ventures General Founding Partner Sara Brand judged the 2017 National Cleantech University Prize Business Plan Competition. Clean energy student entrepreneurs were selected across 8 regional collegiate competitions and competed for the national prize. Launched in 2015, Cleantech UP aims to inspire and support cleantech student entrepreneurs nationwide. The Cleantech UP National Competition is [...]

June 27th, 2017|

Judge: Smart Cities Startup Challenge

The 2017 Smart Cities Startup Challenge took place as a part of the larger event; Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo. True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Dr. Sara Brand judged 10 finalists during the final pitch competition. The Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo takes place in over 200 cities, and brings city leadership [...]

June 27th, 2017|

NEWS: For women in Austin tech, silence isn’t golden when facing ingrained sexism

City's progressive reputation conceals challenging reality women face in tech scene [...]

June 9th, 2017|

NEWS: Women in Austin tech: Women-led startups are funded a fraction of male-led ventures; Data show that’s bad business

Only 2.7 percent of companies with women CEOs, or 183 of 6,517, received venture capital funding from 2011-13, according to one 2014 report. [...]

June 8th, 2017|

NEWS: BrainCheck Raises $1.5M in Funding

This article originally appeared here. BrainCheck, a Houston-based mobile brain health tracking solution, completed a $1.5m round of funding. The round, which brings the total seed funding to $4.5m to date, was led by True Wealth Ventures with participation from other contributors. As part of the investment, True Wealth Ventures’ General Partner, Kerry Rupp, will [...]

June 6th, 2017|