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Coffee & Women Entrepreneurship & Investor Talk on March 1

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Author: GSBS | Category: Career Development | February 14, 2017

Dr. Sara Brand and Kelly Rupp will be speaking about women investors and entrepreneurs at two talks on March 1. Come learn about the advantages of gender diversity on both sides of the equation in early-stage investing and identify how you can put these into practice when building your portfolio.

Women Investors: While only 4 percent of venture capital partners are women, women VC's are 2x as likely to invest in a company with women founders, and 3x more likely to invest in a woman CEO. Women venture capitalists investing in women-led companies show better financial returns. Specifically, women-led companies have a 32 percent greater chance of annual exit when funded by a woman investor, according to a recent study in the Harvard Business Review.

Women Entrepreneurs: When women are on the management team of companies, whether they’re public companies or venture-backed startups, the companies perform significantly better financially. In fact, a Kaufmann Foundation study showed that venture-backed companies with a woman CEO showed 30 percent higher ROI and 12 percent higher revenue growth, while using 1/3 of the capital. Yet, despite this outperformance, fewer than 3 percent of companies funded by venture capitalists have a woman CEO.  


Wednesday March 1, 2017

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

Paramour (102 9th St. San Antonio, TX 78215)

Wednesday March 1, 2017 

1:30 p.m.  to 2:30 p.m. 

Geekdom,(8th Floor, RealCo Office 110 E Houston St)


avatar for Sara Brand, Ph.D

Sara Brand, Ph.D

True Wealth Ventures

Sara is Founding GP of True Wealth Ventures, a venture capital fund to scale women-led businesses in the high growth sustainable consumer and health markets where women are well-represented decision makers. Over her career, Sara has cultivated a diverse portfolio of leadership experiences including managing a $150M VC fund, holding technical and operational roles at large tech companies, acquiring startups through corporate M&A... Read More →

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Kerry Rupp

True Wealth Ventures

For over 20 years, Kerry Rupp has launched, developed and startup companies and new lines of business for established firms. As CEO and General Partner for 5 years at DreamIt, a Top Ten US startup accelerator and early-stage venture fund, Kerry was directly involved with the launch of over 150 companies. Before DreamIt, Kerry was herself the founder of an online travel service, Holiday Golightly, which organized unique group travel excursions for... Read More →

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