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|

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|

NEWS: Meet 4 Austin women helping close the gender gap in startup investing

Out of the top 100 ranked venture capital firms in the world in 2016, 7 percent of the partners were women. Turn the microscope to Austin firms, and that number doesn’t look much better. Just as the tech industry as a whole has work to do on (gender) diversity, so do those funding the innovation. But that’s [...]

September 21st, 2017|

NEWS: True Wealth Ventures joins women-owned and operated businesses in supporting ‘She Factory’, presented by Kathy Valentine and The Townsend

Kathy Valentine and The Townsend present “She Factory,” a special series assembling the talent of women in the arts on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 8 to 10 p.m. The first installment in the series, “The Song Pool,” will focus on local female musicians and will feature Nina Diaz, Carolyn Wonderland, Jane Ellen Bryant, Suzanna Choffel, Patricia Vonne and Ruthie Foster. The evening will take place at The Townsend, located at 718 Congress [...]

September 18th, 2017|

NEWS: Wonder Women in STEAM: Kerry Rupp and Sara Brand

Watch the video here.

September 18th, 2017|

NEWS: Wednesday’s Woman: Sara Brand

Sara Brand, Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures, discusses how her firm helps support women entrepreneurs and her panel at the upcoming Texas Conference for Women. See video below:

August 25th, 2017|