Maria Velissaris

Founding Partner
SteelSky Ventures

Current Summit Page

Maria is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. She is currently the Founding Partner of SteelSky Ventures, which is an early stage venture fund investing in Women’s Health companies.

Maria founded her first business, Wakeboxes in 2000, which became Collegboxes and was later acquired by Uhaul. After college, she worked as a technology strategy consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and was awarded the National Women of Color Rising Star in Technology Award.

Throughout her career, Maria has been at the forefront of marketing, strategy, and technology solutions working with companies including Samsung, Philips, Pfizer, SAP, GE, American Express, and Kraft. Maria is extremely passionate about developing a pipeline of diverse female entrepreneurs, and is an advisor in the Million Dollar Women program, board member of Women Who Dare and a member of Pipeline Angels, whose missions are to help female, femme and diverse founders succeed.

Maria obtained a B.S. in Information Systems from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Maria is attending / has attended:

The 2018 New York Venture Summit
The 2018 New England Venture Summit
The 2019 New York Venture Summit

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