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Maria Velissaris

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Maria Velissaris

Founding and Managing Partner, SteelSky Ventures
Maria Velissaris

Maria Velissaris is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. She is the Founding Partner of SteelSky Ventures LLC, the leading venture capital fund focused on women’s healthcare, with $73 million in assets under management. SteelSky invests across the spectrum of women's health indications and care modalities, including medical devices, consumer health, digital health, ePharmacy, and retail therapeutics. The fund's innovative approach to women's health also allows for investment in technology infrastructure that supports new and innovative care delivery models. Under Maria’s leadership, SteelSky has grown a strong investment portfolio and built an ecosystem of strategic LPs and advisors across the healthcare landscape, and championed innovation in markets that have previously been overlooked and underserved. Maria has been named a 2022 USA Justice Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships. She’s also been featured as a top VC to watch by Forbes, profiled on ABC News and the Atlanta Small Business Network, honored with the 2020 NYU Stern Alumni Changemaker award, and named to Business Insiders’ List of Rising Stars in Venture Capital. Maria obtained a B.S. in Information Systems from Wake Forest University, an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the NYU Stern School of Business.