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: More female VCs hasn’t brought more funds for female founders, report says

This article originally appeared here. Adding senior female partners to venture firms hasn't resulted in an increase in funding for female-founded startups, according to a report published this week. The analysis of 17 top firms by Bloomberg showed that those with senior women partners funded startups founded or co-founded by women at about the same [...]

June 6th, 2017|

NEWS: BrainCheck Raises $1.5 Million in Additional Capital To Expand Healthcare Pipeline

This article originally appeared here. BrainCheck, a mobile brain health tracking solution, announced today that it has completed a $1.5 million round of funding to deliver on its promise of bringing its innovative brain performance platform to people everywhere. Additional funding led by True Wealth Ventures and other contributors brings the total seed funding to [...]

June 5th, 2017|

NEWS: Austin VC firm with focus on women-led startups makes latest six-figure investment

Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp started their VC firm in 2016 with a focus on companies led by women in the sustainable consumer goods and consumer health categories. They have made at least two investments — the latest in a Houston company making software that measures brain health. See the full article here.  

June 5th, 2017|

NEWS: Houston health tech company raises round led by Austin investors

True Wealth Ventures provides more funding for BrainCheck, completing a $1.5 million round of funding to follow through on its promise of delivering its innovative brain performance platform to everyone. See the full article here.

June 5th, 2017|

NEWS: BrainCheck raises $1.5M to expand sales, research opportunities

Houston-based BrainCheck, developer of a mobile neurocognitive assessment platform, has raised $1.5 million to expand sales, distribution channels, and research opportunities for its product. [...]

June 5th, 2017|

Judge: Woman’s Way Business Awards

True Wealth Ventures is proud and ecstatic to judge at the Women’s Way Business Awards this year! The Woman’s Way Business Awards are the only business awards for woman-owned and -led businesses in Austin. Austin Woman, the only free publication exclusively for and about Austin’s working women, wanted to celebrate the significance and influential achievements [...]

May 5th, 2017|

Speaker: ATX Aging & Innovation Summit

True Wealth Ventures General Partner Kerry Rupp will be a speaker for ATX Aging & Innovation Summit! The ATX Aging & Innovation Summit will include entrepreneurs, academics, practitioners and investors who will talk about trends and showcase some of the most significant innovations in the aging/tech space. In addition, there will be a dynamic meeting for entrepreneurs [...]

May 5th, 2017|

NEWS: Discussing Gender Diversity in Business with Sara Brand of True Wealth Ventures

This article originally appeared here. Statistics show that although women hold almost 52 percent of all professional-level jobs, they are vastly underrepresented in top leadership positions. For example, only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 companies are run by a woman, and women make up just 16.9 percent of all Fortune 500 board seats. These numbers [...]

May 4th, 2017|

NEWS: The Funding is Female

This article originally appeared here. Kerry Rupp and Sara Brand, the passionate leading ladies and power duo behind venture-capital firm True Wealth Ventures, discuss why investing in women is a smart business move and why supporting female innovation is their career calling. By Sarah E. Ashlock , Photos by Annie Ray, Hair and makeup by [...]

May 4th, 2017|

NEWS: Resources for Women Entrepreneurs in Austin

This article originally appeared here. It’s an exciting time to be in Austin, Texas. From new developments, relatively low costs of living, and plenty of top talent around, there is a lot to be optimistic about—oh, and did we mention the amazing weather? The city was recently ranked No.1 in the CNBC Metro 20: America’s [...]

May 3rd, 2017|