NEWS: How Austin Can Become the #1 City for Investing in Women Entrepreneurs

Sara T Brand is the Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures With sexual harassment scandals sweeping through Silicon Valley this summer, you may be feeling even more thankful to be a part of Austin’s startup community. But while those scandals expose the harmful reality of venture capital’s male-dominated culture on women entrepreneurs, they have helped [...]

July 31st, 2017|

NEWS: True Wealth Ventures’ Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp Seek to Change the Landscape of Venture Capital Investing

  Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, general partners of True Wealth Ventures The general partners of True Wealth Ventures want to see more female led companies get venture capital investment. And they want to see more female venture capitalists making investments in the industry. The $20 million True Wealth Ventures fund invests in women led companies in [...]

July 28th, 2017|

NEWS: 2017 Dell WE Cities: Austin, TX Case Study

See report below: http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/secure/en/Documents/Dell_Global_WECities_Case_Study_Austin_7_12.pdf

July 18th, 2017|

NEWS: 84 women to know: ABJ unveils 2017 Profiles in Power award nominees

As the Austin area's reputation as a fast-growing, innovative metro continues to gain national acclaim, the city has seen an equally impressive increase in its cadre of female professionals who are guiding startups, industry giants and nonprofits. Read more here.

July 18th, 2017|

NEWS: For women in Austin tech, silence isn’t golden when facing ingrained sexism

City's progressive reputation conceals challenging reality women face in tech scene [...]

June 9th, 2017|

NEWS: Women in Austin tech: Women-led startups are funded a fraction of male-led ventures; Data show that’s bad business

Only 2.7 percent of companies with women CEOs, or 183 of 6,517, received venture capital funding from 2011-13, according to one 2014 report. [...]

June 8th, 2017|

NEWS: BrainCheck Raises $1.5M in Funding

This article originally appeared here. BrainCheck, a Houston-based mobile brain health tracking solution, completed a $1.5m round of funding. The round, which brings the total seed funding to $4.5m to date, was led by True Wealth Ventures with participation from other contributors. As part of the investment, True Wealth Ventures’ General Partner, Kerry Rupp, will [...]

June 6th, 2017|

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|