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|

NEWS: Two Austin groups score U.S. Department of Commerce innovation grants

This article was originally published on 512 Tech.Written by: Lori Hawkins. Two Austin groups -- the Austin Technology Incubator and True Wealth Ventures --  have come out winners of the U.S. Department of Commerce innovation competition. The awards were part of $15 million grant program aimed at creating and expanding commercialization programs and early-stage seed capital [...]

November 15th, 2016|

NEWS: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $15 Million in Entrepreneurs Across the Nation to Move Ideas to Market, Promote American Innovation

This press release originally appeared on The US Department of Commerce. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced 35 organizations — including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations — from 19 states will receive nearly $15 million to create and expand cluster-focused, proof-of-concept and commercialization programs, and early-stage seed capital funds through the [...]

November 15th, 2016|

NEWS: Q&A with Kerry Rupp: Early-Stage Startups — Identify and Overcome Common Obstacles

This article originally appeared on Far too often, easily avoided obstacles derail startups with great potential. In their defense, many entrepreneurs don’t know the types of problems they will face when launching a new venture. We recently spoke with our GIST Startup Boot Camp Vietnam instructors, Adam Bates and Kerry Rupp about identifying and [...]

October 19th, 2016|

NEWS: AUSTIN: These two women think it’s time for a smart watch for seniors

  This originally appeared on BizWomen. Written by Greg Barr. AUSTIN — When venture capitalist Sara Brand wrapped up her $4.7 million capital raise in August for her debut investment fund, she knew instinctively she would reach out to Jean Anne Booth. A couple of phone calls and meetings later, Brand, founder of Austin's True [...]

October 13th, 2016|

NEWS: Austin wearables startup secures more funding; inks production deal in China

This article originally appeared on Austin Business Journal. Written by: Greg Barr When Austin venture capitalist Sara Brand wrapped up her $4.7 million capital raise in August for her debut investment fund, she knew instinctively she would reach out to Jean Anne Booth. To view the full article please visit Austin Business Journal.

October 5th, 2016|

NEWS: 22 Top Women Founders in Austin Share Insights on Entrepreneurship

This article originally appeared on AustinInno. By: Brent Wistrom After the company Jan Ryan founded was acquired in 2013, she took some time to explore ways she could give back to the community -- a way to help others experience the kind of success she had with Social Dynamx, Inc. She realized the city had a lot [...]

September 21st, 2016|

NEWS: Health Tech Austin – Ask the Venture Capitalist

This article originally appeared on Leverage PR. Julia Cheek, founder & CEO of Everlywell took the reigns as moderator of Health Tech Austin’s fifth panel event at the downtown Capital Factory on Thursday, Sept. 8 with two exceptional venture capitalists providing their insight into what it takes for a start-up to gain funding and the business [...]

September 10th, 2016|

NEWS: M17 Health Tech Draft featuring Kerry Rupp

This video originally appeared on M17 Health Tech Draft.  This week's 2016 Health Tech Draft includes special guest Kerry Rupp (@Kerry_Rupp) - former CEO of DreamIt Ventures and current General Partner of True Wealth Ventures. Kerry identifies her top pick of the week and talks about health data breaches and consumer healthcare apps such as [...]

August 24th, 2016|