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: StrasburgerBOLD™ Gets Candid About Mechanics of Mentoring

A CNNMoney analysis shows women hold just 5% of the CEO jobs in the S&P 500, and the pipeline of rising stars behind them is thin¹.  StrasburgerBOLD™ recently addressed this issue with leading women professionals in Austin, exploring the idea that mentoring was an essential – but often underutilized – piece of the current equation. Moderated by Corinne [...]

October 20th, 2017|

NEWS: Inno Blazers: Meet the Category Winners of Austin’s 50 on Fire

Who likes to party? Apparently Austin startups do — because they threw down in style at Wednesday evening’s 50 on Fire party. In a room packed with a few hundred of Austin’s top innovators, we celebrated the 50 most exciting and fast-growing startups in Austin and announced the category-winning Inno Blazers. For the uninitiated, 50 on [...]

October 5th, 2017|

Speaker: Fundraising for Female Entrepreneurs Featuring Kerry Rupp and Kelsey August

Velero is honored to announce a special free event focused on fundraising strategies for women entrepreneurs with featured speakers Kerry Rupp and Kelsey August. Kerry and Kelsey will discuss a range of topics relevant to women who are raising capital to launch or grow their businesses. Together they bring the perspectives of both venture capitalists and angel investors, as [...]

October 3rd, 2017|

Participants: Scaling Impact Investing in Austin: Insights from National Thought Leaders

Please join the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and other national thought leaders on September 29, 2017. This event will be an opportunity to hear latest research in impact investing from the GIIN (such as the 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey) and from other national thought leaders / practitioners [...]

September 29th, 2017|

Speaker: StrasburgerBOLD Panel on Mentorship: Reality, Responsibility, Reward

It's common knowledge that a good mentor can reveal the best way to navigate the nuances of success in a complex professional world. But how does one go about getting - or becoming - a good mentor? StrasburgerBOLD™ presents a panel of sophisticated and successful business leaders to offer relatable anecdotes and actionable steps to [...]

September 22nd, 2017|

NEWS: Meet 4 Austin women helping close the gender gap in startup investing

Out of the top 100 ranked venture capital firms in the world in 2016, 7 percent of the partners were women. Turn the microscope to Austin firms, and that number doesn’t look much better. Just as the tech industry as a whole has work to do on (gender) diversity, so do those funding the innovation. But that’s [...]

September 21st, 2017|

NEWS: True Wealth Ventures joins women-owned and operated businesses in supporting ‘She Factory’, presented by Kathy Valentine and The Townsend

Kathy Valentine and The Townsend present “She Factory,” a special series assembling the talent of women in the arts on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 8 to 10 p.m. The first installment in the series, “The Song Pool,” will focus on local female musicians and will feature Nina Diaz, Carolyn Wonderland, Jane Ellen Bryant, Suzanna Choffel, Patricia Vonne and Ruthie Foster. The evening will take place at The Townsend, located at 718 Congress [...]

September 18th, 2017|

NEWS: Wonder Women in STEAM: Kerry Rupp and Sara Brand

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September 18th, 2017|

Austin Woman Magazine’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

True Wealth Ventures helped celebrate Austin Woman Magazine's 15th anniversary at the Westin Hotel & Domain Northside! WP Engine presented the morning workshop followed by mimosas, networking, and a decadent lunch with an inspirational panel of past AWM Cover Women including our own Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp.

September 15th, 2017|