NEWS: Success Story: University of Texas at Austin & True Wealth Ventures Partner to Help Female-Founded Startups Access Elusive Venture Dollars

Recent research in the high tech entrepreneurship world finds companies that are most inclusive of women in top governing positions traditionally outperform other companies with less diversity, demonstrating 35% higher return on equity and 34% better total returns. Yet, only 2.19% of total global venture dollars are going to female-founded startups, despite the workforce being comprised of 50% female, [...]

December 11th, 2017|

NEWS: How Female Entrepreneurs Can Get Funding for Their Startups

By MONICA ROZENFELD Did you know that only 2 percent of startups funded by venture capitalists last year were founded by women, and the numbers are actually declining? And that 99 percent of investment decisions at venture capital firms are made by men? This is according to data from PitchBook, which provides research on private companies and their funding. Sara Brand’s venture [...]

December 11th, 2017|

NEWS: How To Finally Fix The Gender Gap In VC

In this Part II of a two-part series, we identify systemic problems with the current institutions that fund venture capital (VC) groups and propose how to change this archaic system. This builds off of Part Iwhere we discussed the gender disparities in venture capital, and how solving for those issues creates great financial opportunities for investors, [...]

November 28th, 2017|

NEWS: Why More Women-Led Venture Capital Firms Will Improve Startup Investments

By Ellen Chang Nov 15, 2017 3:56 PM EST The number of venture capital firms led with female partners or by women is rising, a positive indicator that females are taking a more active role in making investments in startups, especially those with female founders. An analysis in October 2017 by TechCrunch, a San Francisco-based media company which reports on startups and funding, revealed [...]

November 17th, 2017|

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|