NEWS: Resources for Women Entrepreneurs in Austin

This article originally appeared here. It’s an exciting time to be in Austin, Texas. From new developments, relatively low costs of living, and plenty of top talent around, there is a lot to be optimistic about—oh, and did we mention the amazing weather? The city was recently ranked No.1 in the CNBC Metro 20: America’s [...]

May 3rd, 2017|

NEWS: Women Are Working To Change The Ratio, But Progress In Venture Capital Remains Slow

This article originally appeared here. One year after a comprehensive Crunchbase report found that 7 percent of partners at the top 100 venture firms globally are women, female venture capitalists say they still have a long way to go to catch up to their male counterparts in the industry. Kate Mitchell, who co-founded Foster City, [...]

May 2nd, 2017|

NEWS: What are venture capitalists really looking for?

This article originally appeared here. Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the size of the True Wealth Ventures fund. It is $20 million, not $12 million. Investors have dozens of meetings each week and field hundreds of pitches a month. With millions of dollars in play, venture capitalists are looking for startup [...]

April 25th, 2017|

NEWS: Women Funding Women: An Interview with True Wealth Ventures

Women Funding Women: An Interview with True Wealth Ventures This article originally appeared in foundingAUSTIN.  Having recently received a $250,000 federal grant and made its first investment in a female-founded Austin business, True Wealth Ventures is one venture capital fund that’s ready to lift the under-funded sector of women-led companies in Austin and across the [...]

March 20th, 2017|

NEWS: How Universities Can Be More Like Startups

This article originally appeared in Texas Monthly. University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves and the school’s Director of Innovation Bob Metcalfe are launching a startup. Sort of. They’re not decamping to Silicon Valley or anything, but at their SXSW interactive session, “Research Universities Should be Better at Startups,” the UT leaders laid out [...]

March 20th, 2017|

NEWS: Opportunity? We think so! See the latest women founders getting VC $ here

3/14/17: Venture Capital’s Funding Gender Gap Is Actually Getting Worse - PitchBook The latest numbers are out, and the punchline is that things haven’t really changed in terms of women receiving VC investment dollars. FUNDING: In 2016, women received just $1.46 billion in VC money compared to $58.2 billion in companies with all-male founders. (That's not [...]

March 16th, 2017|

NEWS: Encouraging More Startups at the University of Texas at Austin

This article originally appeared in Silicon Hills News By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News University of Texas president Greg Fenves and Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, explored ways that universities can have a bigger impact on the world at the “Research Universities Should be Better at Startups” session at South by Southwest. Metcalfe, [...]

March 14th, 2017|

NEWS: Austin Isn’t Going to Be the Next Silicon Valley. And It’s Perfectly Fine With That

This article originally appeared in Inc.  Each March, Austin hosts throngs of out-of-towners who know it only as the birthplace of South by Southwest, the annual music, entertainment, and technology festival. The city has picked up a number of honors that apply year round, however: The Kauffman Foundation named Austin the No. 1 city in [...]

March 10th, 2017|

NEWS: If I Knew Then: Sara Brand

This article originally appeared in Crain's Austin  The Mistake: Allowing a certain dynamic to exist while working in corporate America. I was always in very male-dominated environments being in mechanical engineering, and having worked toward a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD. Then I spent 20 years working in the semiconductor industry, especially in technical and operational [...]

March 9th, 2017|

NEWS: Venture Capital Funds Eyeing Health Tech Startups For Higher Growth

This article originally appeared in Tech Times There is a new zeal among venture capital funds in aiming for health tech startups. Oper8, VC fund of Ringleader Ventures or RLV is targeting healthcare providers and has hired Tony Burke as the firm's industry director. Burke is a former American Hospital Association Solutions President and CEO. The [...]

March 8th, 2017|