About Brand

Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures, Dr. Sara Brand is passionate about investing in women-led businesses in consumer health and sustainable products and technologies to deliver true wealth.

Coach: SXSW Pitch 2019 March 9-10

Now in its eleventh year, SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) showcases the future of emerging and innovative technology. Startups have the opportunity to connect and compete in front of a live audience, panel of expert judges, venture capitalists, and high-profile media at SXSW 2019 from March 9-10. Sara T. Brand will be an onsite coach for the 2019 SXSW Pitch.

2018-12-06T15:16:13+00:00March 12th, 2019|

Speaker: Digital Media Women Day SXSW 2019

On March 10th, digital media and tech professionals from around the world will gather in Austin at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), the most important conference for the digital and creative industry. Digital Media Women (#DMW) – founded in Hamburg, Germany – is a network of professional women. The network works for greater visibility for [...]

2019-02-28T13:02:42+00:00March 10th, 2019|

Panelist: Why Diversity Matters In The Boardroom And The Bottom Line

Many corporates and startups struggle to transform diversity and inclusion from merely initiatives to revenue opportunities. While companies tout the D&I narrative, few have actually granted diverse leaders a seat at the table. Despite gains for women and minorities, Deloitte & Alliance for Board Diversity estimate it will take another decade before 40% representation is [...]

2019-03-14T13:01:13+00:00March 10th, 2019|

Speaker: International Women’s Day at JLABs

Recently, Texas was named the number one state in the nation for Female Entrepreneurs. The rankings were based off general business climate/opportunity, the number of female-owned business, economic and financial health, and safety and well-belling for women. In honor of International Women's Day, and in partnership with the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce, JLABS @ [...]

2019-02-07T12:26:03+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Event: Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

Wondering what it's really like to raise money as a woman in a world where 98% of VC investment dollars go to men? On March 6, Austin Woman Magazine and the Texas Governor's Commission for Women will host Girls Just Wanna Have Funds, an open conversation about female entrepreneurs receiving funding in a man's world. [...]

2019-02-28T12:05:54+00:00March 7th, 2019|

Event: 1st Annual Champions of Change Awards

True Wealth VC was nominated in the inaugural Champions of Change Awards hosted by DivInc. This special event recognized local individuals and organizations who not only hold diversity as a core value, they also “walk the talk” to make Austin a truly inclusive community. Learn more: https://divinc.org/awards.

2019-01-10T12:25:05+00:00March 1st, 2019|

Speaker | Association of University Technology Managers: Start-up Business Development Course

Panel: "Investors: Angels, Venture Capitalists, Crowdfunding and Federal Grants" Mike Millard, MassChallenge Paul O’Brien, MediaTech Ventures Kerry Rupp, True Wealth Ventures The start-up development roadmap helps identify funding needs from idea to exit. Mapping these needs to the most appropriate funding sources improves a startup’s prospects for success. This module will discuss potential funding sources [...]

2019-02-14T15:32:20+00:00February 17th, 2019|

Panelist | Elevate: Diversity & Inclusion Conference at McCombs

Elevate: Diversity & Inclusion Conference at McCombs will analyze key strategies that companies need to implement “Diversity That Works.” The conference seeks to identify how companies and business leaders create effective strategies to transform their current culture into one where both diversity and inclusion become embedded in the organization’s DNA. This year's event welcomes distinguished business [...]

2019-01-31T16:04:16+00:00February 9th, 2019|

Speaker: The Consumer Healthcare Summit

THE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE SUMMIT | PRESENTED BY SANA BENEFITS In a TED Talk-like setting, three health care thought leaders shared their forward-looking insights on pressing issues shaping the future of care. Kerry Rupp spoke on "Trends in Consumer Health Investing". In recent years, investors have flocked to wearables and telehealth platforms to bolster consumers' desire [...]

2019-03-06T16:47:14+00:00February 8th, 2019|

Event: Celebrating LGBTQ Women, Transgender & Non-Binary Business Leaders

Event Title: Celebrating LGBTQ Women, Transgender & Non-Binary Business Leaders Location: Galvanize - 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 When: Feb 7th from 6p - 8:30pm StartOut is happy to kick off the new year with an open, honest discussion with Austin area business leaders about all aspects of being an LGBTQ woman, transgender, or [...]

2019-01-10T10:57:04+00:00February 8th, 2019|