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.

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 [...]

2019-12-06T09:18:15-06:00November 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|

October 9, 2019 – MobiHealth News: BrainCheck completes $8M round to fuel focus on dementia

Long centered on sports health and concussions, the cognitive assessment software firm is raising funds to up its game around seniors' mental health. Houston, Texas-based BrainCheck has raised an $8 million Series A round for its enterprise software offering that digitizes traditional brain health tests. S3 Ventures and Tensility Venture Partners led the round, with additional [...]

2019-11-05T11:35:00-06:00October 17th, 2019|

October 11, 2019 – Pitchbook: Company of the week: BrainCheck

Every week, PitchBook highlights a company that recently received funding that could impact our daily lives or change the entire world. This week is True Wealth Venture’s BrainCheck! About BrainCheck The company developed a health assessment app to help individuals make informed decisions about their cognitive health. BrainCheck offers a screening tool and interactive tests [...]

2019-12-03T14:21:51-06:00October 11th, 2019|