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: Ventures and Inventors: Annual Startup Week Launches at Geekdom

This article originally appeared in Rivard Report  Data and timing are on the side of Austin entrepreneur Jean Anne Booth, whose latest invention is a smartwatch aimed at senior citizens like her mother, who still lives independently in her San Antonio home. According to a study by the Kauffman Foundation, venture-backed companies with a woman [...]

February 27th, 2017|

Attendees: foundingAustin Issue Release Party: Feb. 21, 2017

True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Dr. Sara Brand speaks at the release of the second issue of foundingAUSTIN Magazine on Tuesday, February 21 at The Townsend, Austin’s swanky cocktail lounge and live music bar on Congress Avenue. foundingAUSTIN‘s Issue Release Party will feature a special live performance by The Sour Bridges, the city’s most popular “Browngrass” band. KP and [...]

February 21st, 2017|

Judge: “MoneyTalks” with DivInc at UT Austin: Feb. 15, 2017

Austin, Texas February 15, 2017 True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Dr. Sara Brand speaks on VC and entrepreneurship at "Money Talks" event with Dr. Bernard Harris of Vesalius Ventures, in partnership with UT Austin. MoneyTalks! is a recurring speaker series that features a source of capital for high growth entrepreneurial businesses with a preference [...]

February 15th, 2017|

NEWS: Do female-led businesses have more challenges in raising capital?

This article originally appeared on Crain's. By: Mary Ann Azevedo   Raising venture capital is never easy. But if you’re a startup with a female owner, chances are it will be even harder. A recent Bloomberg analysis found that just 7 percent of companies that received $20 million or more in funding between 2009 and 2015 [...]

February 6th, 2017|

Judge: Food+City Challenge: Feb. 3, 2017

Austin, Texas February 3rd, 2017 True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Sara Brand judges food-entrepreneurs at the 2017 Food+City Challenge. The Food+City organization seeks to improve today's food systems, and innovate the ways in which our communities are fed. This year, over 700 teams from around the world competed to be one of the top [...]

February 3rd, 2017|

High Impact Entrepreneurs: Changing the Diversity Game: Jan. 26, 2017

DESCRIPTION StartOut Austin is thrilled to welcome VIvienne Ming to be the keynote speaker for an event focused on diversity in entrepreneurship! Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine [...]

January 26th, 2017|

2017 Texas Emerging Manager Conference, Jan. 17, 2017

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas and Employees Retirement System of Texas welcome you to the 2017 Emerging Manager Conference in Austin, Texas. The conference will take place on Thursday, January 19th. What to Expect The TRS and ERS Emerging Manager Conference is a great way for investors to meet, network and learn from small [...]

January 17th, 2017|

NEWS: Dallas Morning News: Women behind Texas’ True Wealth Ventures discuss closing startup gender gap, female founder advice

This article originally appeared on Dallas Morning News. THE CONNECTORS: Conversations with visionaries, investors and entrepreneurs from North Texas who are making a mark in the business world After years of working in Austin and the San Francisco Bay Area, Sara Brand had a stunning realization: She had never met a woman in venture capital. [...]

January 5th, 2017|

NEWS: Episode 2: Businesswoman in Austin | Kerry Rupp

`This podcast originally appeared on InsideATX. Today we talk with the fabulously positive and interesting Kerry Rupp. Kerry is a successful venture capitalist who started out as a biology major, was a coder at a consulting firm, and then was an entrepreneur herself, before she decided to invest in women-led tech companies. Kerry has traveled [...]

January 5th, 2017|

NEWS: Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp: Who is Behind Your Favorite Business?

This article originally appeared on OnTheDotWoman. WOMEN TO WATCH: Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, Co-founders of True Wealth Ventures When I spoke to Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp on the phone about this topic, they were running errands, picking up kids and dishing out stats like it was nothing. They’re the two impressive businesswomen who [...]

December 6th, 2016|