GP / True Wealth Ventures
Dr. Sara Brand is the Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in women-led companies in the sustainable consumer and consumer health markets where women are making the vast majority of purchase decisions. She is also the owner of (512) Brewing Company, the largest draught only, self-distributing microbrewery in the U.S., after co-founding it with her husband with the mission to be a green and clean brewery (e.g., organic grains, reusable packaging.)
Sara is an active member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to support gender diversity (e.g., founding investor in the Rising Tide Portfolia Fund, advisor to DivInc, Advisory Council of Women@Austin) within the consumer health and sustainable consumer sectors (e.g., board member of the Austin Healthcare Council, Advisory Panel Member of Texas Health Catalyst at UT’s Dell Medical School, mentor for the Cleantech Open.) Sara also serves on the Host Committee for the Austin Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund Keyholder event every year. She is a frequent startup competition judge and accelerator mentor, as well as an active speaker on topics such as the financial outperformance of women-led companies, the unique advantages women entrepreneurs, have in improving environmental and human health, and the critical impact women have as investors from everyday purchases to managing multiple generations of family wealth. She is also a board director for UnaliWear, Dermala, and Oralucent, True Wealth Ventures’ portfolio companies, in addition to Pollack & Weitzner.