NEWS: Women-led venture capital firm has sights on local health tech startups

This originally appeared in San Antonio Business Journal An Austin-based venture capital firm with a unique investment strategy has plans to evaluate and potentially invest in San Antonio area technology startups in the coming months. True Wealth Ventures, co-founded by Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, pitched their idea to the San Antonio Angel Network investors [...]

March 7th, 2017|

NEWS: True Wealth Ventures’ $20 Million Fund Invests in Women-run Startups

This article originally appeared in Silicon Hills News By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Senior Reporter with Silicon Hills News Women run startups outperform all male teams yet they still struggle to get venture capital. That’s a problem Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, with True Wealth Ventures, are seeking to solve. They are raising a $20 [...]

March 7th, 2017|

NEWS: Duke Alumni Entrepreneur Profile Kerry Rupp

This article originally appeared in Duke I&E Kerry Rupp ’93 didn’t know much about entrepreneurship in college, but she was always interested in business. The biology major took accounting and marketing classes while at Duke, and she took a consulting job after college. She went to business school five years after graduating, and since then, she’s [...]

March 5th, 2017|

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|

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|

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|

NEWS: Austin investors get funding boost from feds for backing diverse companies

This article originally appeared in Austin Business Journal.  By: Will Anderson  A University of Texas at Austin program and a local venture capital firm have secured $750,000 in federal grants to invest in companies and initiatives that all too often miss out on financial backing from traditional sources. The Texas Smart Water Innovation Cluster at the [...]

November 17th, 2016|

NEWS: U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Austin to Award ATI, UTSA and True Wealth Ventures $1.5 Million in Grants

This article originally appeared on SiliconHills. By: Laura Lorek At Austin City Hall, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams Tuesday announced $15 million in grants for 19 states including $2 million earmarked for Texas with the bulk of that going to organizations in Austin and San Antonio. “The diversity in [...]

November 15th, 2016|