Kerry Rupp
Kerry RuppGeneral Partner
Kerry Rupp is a General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in women-led businesses improving environmental and/or human health. She is also a nationally-certified instructor for the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, helping university-based teams to commercialize their science and technology research. She is an active startup coach who is asked to judge at startup competitions nationwide and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation and early-stage investing. She serves as a mentor at Capital Factory, on the Advisory Panel of the Texas Health Catalyst program at Dell Medical School, and on the Founding Steering Committee for Beam, an organization focused women entrepreneurs. She is also a board director for Vidafuel, re-Harvest, Rosy, and Founding and a board observer for BrainCheck and Atlantic Sea Farms, all True Wealth Ventures’ portfolio companies.

Previously, Kerry was CEO at DreamIt, a Top Ten US startup accelerator and early-stage venture fund, where she was directly involved with the launch of over 150 companies. During her 5-year tenure with DreamIt, she grew its programs to five cities, raised a $20M follow-on fund, and initiated the DreamIt Access (minority entrepreneur), DreamIt Athena (female entrepreneur), and DreamIt Health programs.

Before DreamIt, Kerry was herself the founder of an online travel service, Holiday Golightly, which organized unique group travel excursions for women. She has also advised senior executives at, ReadersDigest, LexisNexis, Payscale, and Taleo on strategy, business development and marketing. She has held Vice President level positions at, Jobster, and LexisNexis. Kerry began her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Kerry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Biology from Duke University. In addition to her startup ecosystem service, she is the Chair of the Texas 4000 for Cancer, a member of Austin Area Research Organization (AARO), and is on the Host Committee for the Austin Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund Keyholder event every year. She is an avid adventurer that has visited over 50 countries and all 50 US states.