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Dr. Sara Brand

2017 Speaker

DR. SARA BRAND is the founding general partner of True Wealth Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in women-led companies in the sustainable consumer and consumer health markets. She managed a $150M venture fund with four other investment professionals at Fremont Ventures, and also worked in large tech companies including Intel, Applied Materials and Advanced Micro Devices and directly with three Fortune 500 CEOs and their teams in strategic and operational capacities. Brand Founded (512) Brewing Company, the largest draught only, self-distributing microbrewery in the United States. She is founding investor in the Rising Tide Fund, advisor to DivInc, and a steering committee member of Women@Austin.  Brand is also an advisor to Texas Health Catalyst at Dell Medical School, mentor for CleanTech Open, and a judge for Food+City. Brand earned a PhD and an MS in green design and manufacturing, with a minor in public health and energy. She also earned a Management of Technology certification from UC Berkeley, where she currently serves on the mechanical engineering department’s external advisory board. Brand also earned a BS in mechanical engineering from UT Austin, where she now serves on the Cockrell School of Engineering’s external advisory board and currently acts as denior advisor for health IoT to UT’s new Dell Medical School.