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.

January 13-14, 2020 – Attendees: The StartUp Health Festival

Since 2011, the StartUp Health Festival has gathered thousands of industry leaders, changemakers, innovators and entrepreneurs to focus on solving the world’s biggest health challenges. This invite-only experience, taking place alongside the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, will rally a global army of Health Transformers who are reimagining the future of health. Attendees will leave with [...]

2019-12-03T14:19:38-06:00January 15th, 2020|

December 18, 2019 – Women Love Tech: Exclusive Interview With The Inspiring Dr Pamela Ryan, Author Of Impact Imperative

Mentored by the late, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Dr Pamela Ryan earned her Ph.D. from The University of Texas with her award-winning research on the psychology of decision-making in the US venture capital industry. Dr Ryan has also spoken at SXSW in Austin Texas. Her ground-breaking book Impact Imperative has already climbed to the [...]

2020-01-16T09:57:32-06:00December 18th, 2019|

Nov 29, 2019 – Austin Business Journal: “Venture capital hasn’t been this high in Austin since 2000. Is that a good thing?”

With all of the venture capital being raised by Central Texas companies, things look a bit like the halcyon days of 2000 — right before the bottom fell out from under the dot-com bubble. Will things be different this time? Austin is hurtling toward achieving the second-highest one-year total of venture capital invested in startups [...]

2020-01-16T09:58:56-06:00November 29th, 2019|

November 12-13, 2019 – Attendees: All Raise VC Summit

The All Raise VC Summit was held November 12-13, 2019 in Oakland, California. Over 500 women VC investors came together for inspirational keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Keynote speakers included Michelle Zatlyn (Cloudflare), Julia Hartz (Eventbrite), Emily Weiss (Glossier), Cecile Richards, Alicia Garza, Ibitihaj Muhammad, Bianca Valenti, Ellen McGirt, and more. Sara T. [...]

2019-12-03T14:20:12-06:00November 14th, 2019|

November 13, 2019 – Crunchbase News: New Organization Aims to Help Austin Women In VC Connect, Network

Austin Women in VC was born as an initiative to get all females working in VC in Austin in the same room. Last month, Austin-based Next Coast Ventures announced it had tapped Zaz Floreani to serve as a principal. After getting her MBA at the University of Texas, Floreani worked at the now-defunct Austin Ventures and numerous Austin startups such as Dropoff and Spredfast. At [...]

2020-01-22T10:27:44-06:00November 13th, 2019|

October 18, 2019 – Silicon Hills News: MassChallenge Texas Awards $500,000 to Five Startups

Sara T. Brand, a founding general partner of True Wealth Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Austin, gave one of the two keynote addresses. “Diversity breeds innovation,” Brand said. TRAXyL, a startup that installs high-speed Internet on roadways, received the top prize of $150,000 in cash from MassChallenge Texas in Austin on Thursday night. The company,  based [...]

2019-12-03T14:20:34-06:00October 24th, 2019|

October 18, 2019 – Quartz at Work: How Austin has become a hub for female-led startups

In a small startup ecosystem, there’s more crossover between different subgroups, people, and industries, according to True Wealth Ventures founding general partner Sara Brand. In other words, a thriving tech scene will bring in more diverse talent and knowledge—a cross-pollination effect. “The more innovation happens at the boundaries of different disciplines just like in R&D,” [...]

2019-11-05T11:34:24-06:00October 24th, 2019|

October 17, 2019 – Judge, Mentor: Ignite’s 3rd Annual Fire Pitch Competition

"The Ignite Healthcare Network Fire Pitch Competition is held each year to encourage innovation in emerging women-led healthcare companies. The program provides an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to engage with advisors, potential customers, and investors to accelerate and refine the growth of their companies." On October 17th, the seven finalists will take to the TMCx [...]

2019-12-03T14:21:03-06:00October 18th, 2019|

October 17, 2019 – Keynote Speaker: MassChallenge Texas in Austin Awards Ceremony

"Join MassChallenge Texas, our founding, civic and corporate partners at this year’s MCTX in Austin Awards Ceremony + Startup Experience." Come check out the MassChallenge Texas Austin Awards Ceremony + Startup Experience on Thursday, October 17. Meet the finalists and check out the top startups, plus True Wealth Ventures GP Sara T. Brand will keynote [...]

2019-12-03T14:21:21-06:00October 18th, 2019|