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.

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|

NEWS: Women Are Working To Change The Ratio, But Progress In Venture Capital Remains Slow

This article originally appeared here. One year after a comprehensive Crunchbase report found that 7 percent of partners at the top 100 venture firms globally are women, female venture capitalists say they still have a long way to go to catch up to their male counterparts in the industry. Kate Mitchell, who co-founded Foster City, [...]

May 2nd, 2017|

NEWS: What are venture capitalists really looking for?

This article originally appeared here. Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the size of the True Wealth Ventures fund. It is $20 million, not $12 million. Investors have dozens of meetings each week and field hundreds of pitches a month. With millions of dollars in play, venture capitalists are looking for startup [...]

April 25th, 2017|

Participants: Grand Opening of the Blackstone LaunchPad

True Wealth Ventures participated in the grand opening of the Blackstone LaunchPad, a dynamic new interdisciplinary entrepreneurship program designed to support and mentor aspiring UT entrepreneurs – students, faculty, and staff– regardless of major, experience or discipline. UT students and the UT community are able to explore entrepreneurship at their own pace and to establish an [...]

April 13th, 2017|

Speakers: 2017 Dallas Startup Week

True Wealth Ventures General Founding Partner Sara Brand spoke at the Dallas Startup Week along with other investors, talking about deal points of early stage venture deals with knowledgeable founders. Vela Wood live streamed the panel, and you can view the video here: https://www.facebook.com/velawood/videos/1243298262386190/ Dallas Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that [...]

April 4th, 2017|

Judge: SBA hosts InnovateHER: Mar. 31, 2017

March 31st 2017 Austin, Texas True Wealth Ventures MBA fellow Ashley Hemphill judges the InnovateHER 2017 challenge in Austin, Texas.  Info on past InnovateHER events: Women are in the workforce now more than ever, a number that is close to surpassing that of men. Gender equality is not simply about getting a woman a spot [...]

April 1st, 2017|