NEWS: VC’s Debate: How to Build Something Bigger Than Austin

This article originially appeared on AustinInno reporting by Brent Wistrom.  Austin doesn't have the deep-pocketed venture capital firms that fuel startups on the east and west coasts. But doesn't mean local startups can't land deals through syndication networks -- and it shouldn't be an obstacle that holds back big ideas that don't have to be defined by where [...]

May 29th, 2016|

NEWS: Who Runs The (Corporate) World? : Closing the Gender Gap in Corporate America.

This article originally appeared in Texas CEO Magazine. Today women hold 85 percent of consumer purchasing power. This includes 91 percent of new home purchases, 89 percent of bank accounts and 93 percent of food choices. In U.S. the number of wealthy women is growing at twice the rate of the number of wealthy men. [...]

May 29th, 2016|

NEWS: AUSTIN: Solving the STEM jobs crisis, one girl at a time

This article originally appeared on BizWomen. AUSTIN — There’s no shortage of pundits who sound the alarm about tech worker shortages or the need for more STEM graduates to fill those jobs, except that they don’t typically offer a solution. Then there’s Sara Brand, who has her own action plan to help solve the problem. Brand [...]

May 6th, 2016|

NEWS: New Funds Seek to Provide More Money for Austin Entrepreneurs

This article originally appeared on Silicon Hills  In Austin, entrepreneurs get funding from a wide variety of sources to launch or accelerate a new venture. Those sources include friends, family, fools, banks, grants, incubators, angel investors, strategic partners, venture capital, private equity and other sources. A panel of funding experts gathered Wednesday afternoon in an 11th [...]

April 15th, 2016|

NEWS: Tracking Gender in Private Equity and Venture Capital

This article originally appeared on Women Effect. Sara Brand from True Wealth Ventures on building momentum around Gender Lens investing in the private equity and venture capital space Gender lens investing is part of the broader genre of impact investing, a term coined by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2007 that put a name to investments made [...]

March 24th, 2016|