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: True Wealth aims to expand the reach of funding

Newly formed venture fund TrueWealth Ventures is emblematic of a push to increase diversity in the VC world, a subject on the agenda for the GCVI Summit. Author: Tim Lafferty, Managing Director, Global Corporate Venturing A Texas-based micro venture capital fund called TrueWealth Ventures has been launched to take advantage of what the founders believe is [...]

November 15th, 2017|

NEWS: Austin venture capitalist shows why investing in women is a smart play — with the numbers to prove it

By Mike Cronin  –  Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal Reams of data in recent years demonstrate businesses perform better and returns on investment are higher when women are among a company’s executive team and in decision-making positions at venture capital firms. Still, that hasn’t helped women startup founders obtain additional VC funding or increased the number of women [...]

November 14th, 2017|

NEWS: Women Get It Done: Fixing The Broken Venture Capital System

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” so the saying goes. Venture capitalists may think it ain’t broke but they’re missing a source of innovation that can drive greater returns, so they’re wrong, it is broken. Women deliver higher returns, according to a study by First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture firm focused on tech companies. [...]

November 8th, 2017|

Breakout Session Speaker: Texas Conference for Women

How to Get Taken Seriously as a Woman in Tech (POE) EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Whether you are just getting your foot in the door, negotiating your next promotion and raise or trying to get backing for your big entrepreneurial [...]

November 3rd, 2017|

Panelist: GCV Synergize: Accelerating Corporate & Venture Partnerships

True Wealth Ventures General Partner, Kerry Rupp, shared insight on True Wealth Ventures' approach to raising capital from corporate limited partner investors. The GCV Synergize Forum on accelerating corporate and venture partnerships showcases winning partnership models between traditional venture fund managers and CVC investment professionals.

October 30th, 2017|

NEWS: Sexual Discrimination, The State Of Venture Capital And How To Fix It

Sara is Founding General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in early stage women-led businesses In this Part I of a two-part series, we list two fundamental problems with the current Venture Capital industry, why it’s in our economy’s best interest to solve them and what a great investment opportunity it creates. We [...]

October 26th, 2017|

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|