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|

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: 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|