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SteelSky Ventures focused on late seed and Series A investments in women’s health

Atlanta-headquartered SteelSky Ventures, led by Maria Velissaris, closed its inaugural fund in late March and, at $72 million, is now the largest women’s healthcare venture capital fund in the country.

According to this article from Hypepotamus, the name comes from the New York City skyline where the Founder first lived before moving to Atlanta in 2020. The fund will focus on late seed and Series A investments and is particularly focused on tackling health conditions that disproportionately impact women, integrated care solutions, and using artificial intelligence and machine learning to make healthcare more accessible.

“We also are excited to look at high opportunity verticals in women’s health that have been overlooked such as menopause, culturally competent care options, and access for Medicaid, underinsured and uninsured,” Velissaris said.

One of SteelSky Ventures’ initial investments was in Atlanta-based Motivo, a video platform connecting clinical supervisors to mental health professionals. The company was founded by Rachel McCrickard who got her start in Chattanooga where she participated in one of CO.LAB’s pre-accelerator programs.

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