NEWS: READY FOR TAKEOFF. The Austin women behind True Wealth Ventures have teamed up to bring more venture funding to Women-Owned and Led Businesses in Austin.

This article originally appeared on Austin Woman. By Sarah E. Ashlock The first thing that comes to light when speaking with Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp of True Wealth Ventures is that they’ve got the data to back up their business. Brand and Rupp launched their venture-capitalist firm in Austin this July. “We couldn’t have [...]

August 18th, 2016|

NEWS: True Wealth Ventures Is Raising $20M to Invest in Women-Led Startups

This article originally appeared on AustinInno.  True Wealth Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital firm focused on women-led companies, has raised $4.7 million of a planned $20 million fund. The firm has already begun vetting several Austin-based startups, and it will likely announce its first investment sometime this fall, Founding General Partner Sara Brand said. True [...]

August 16th, 2016|

NEWS: Austin VC firm focused on Female Startups Raises Millions for First Fund.

This article originally appeared in Austin Business Journal. True Wealth Ventures, an Austin venture capital firm set up to invest in women-led startups that focus on growth markets in consumer health and sustainable products, has raised the first chunk of capital for its debut fund. The firm has raised $4.7 million of a planned $20 [...]

August 16th, 2016|

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|