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: Mapping Investment in Female-Founded Companies Across 10 Key US Metros

"When women want change, we get it." That's what Shelly Bell, founder and CEO of Washington, DC-based Black Girl Ventures, told PitchBook when we asked her if she thinks the tech industry is poised for a massive cultural shift. Over the course of several months, PitchBook set out to better contextualize our dataset on VC [...]

February 16th, 2018|

NEWS: Austin-Based True Wealth Ventures Closes over $19MM in Committed Capital

True Wealth Ventures, led by seasoned entrepreneurs and investors Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, today announced the close of the firm’s first fund, with $19.1 million in committed capital. The firm will use dollars raised to invest in women-led, sustainable consumer and consumer health technology companies in the next several years in the Texas area [...]

February 13th, 2018|

Mentor: ABJ Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

ABJ Bizwomen Mentoring Monday is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere. The event took place in 43 Business Journal markets on February 12th. At least 200+ women were coached in every market, or 10K women across America, from Albany to Hawaii. Event attendees had the opportunity to choose [...]

February 13th, 2018|

Judge: Medical Device Summit

The Medical Device Summit, presented by Cooley, provides an opportunity to see the latest technologies, listen to thought leaders and experts in the medical device field, and participate in a forum where innovative companies share their technologies with investors and potential commercial partners.  

February 1st, 2018|

Spotlight Speaker: Women Investors Are the Solution to the World’s Problems

Since 2013, High Water Women’s Investing for Impact Symposium has evolved into an important gathering for impact investors who want to connect with other investors, advisors, and investment professionals. Past attendees have been impressed with the unique opportunities to network, our expertly curated program, and the breadth of experience brought by our speakers and discussion [...]

January 19th, 2018|

NEWS: 10 People Poised to Make an Impact in the New Year: Austin’s People to Watch in 2018

Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp of True Wealth Ventures As the only Austin venture capitalists who explicitly seek out women-led companies, Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp are already trailblazers. But the data show the True Wealth Ventures general partners could become the vanguard of a seismic shift in investment strategy. Multiple studies and reports during the past seven years alone have found that companies led [...]

January 5th, 2018|

NEWS: Founding Partner Sara Brand Shares Exclusive Executive Advice for Success in Business and Life

Name: Sara Brand, founding general partner, True Wealth Ventures Description: As one of the few women leading a venture capital firm in the United States, Sara Brand specifically seeks out other female-led companies to invest in. She says that such a focus is needed to help diversify corporate America. True Wealth Ventures has invested about [...]

January 5th, 2018|

NEWS: How More Women Are Stepping Up To Fund Women Entrepreneurs In 2018

Women’s activism to correct this injustice has been building, as evidenced by the rising tide of financing options for women entrepreneurs. Now, the #MeToo movement could bring a tidal wave of funding as women are inspired to stand up and speak out against sexism. Whether you have $25 or $25 million, here’s how women have [...]

January 5th, 2018|

NEWS: Sara Brand, Venture Capitalist Chosen as Business Person of the Year

It came down to a venture capitalist and a pair of renegade Realtors who shook up the status quo. Austin Business Journal asked readers to select their choice as business person of the year, making their picks from an array of CEOs and leaders who made headlines in 2017. More than 1,200 votes were cast. [...]

January 4th, 2018|