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March 26, 2021
Data shows that women control the bulk of healthcare spending in the U.S., which has given women the nickname 'chief medical officer' of the family. However, when it comes to digital health, only 14% of deals were closed by women-led digital health startups in 2019, according to Rock Health.
While women-led companies have made strides in the digital health world, these companies often struggle to...
November 24, 2020
In today's episode of HIMSSCast, guest host Laura Lovett, managing editor of MobiHealthNews, checks in with Maria Velissaris, founding partner at Steel Sky Ventures and Colette Courtion, founder and CEO of Joylux about some of the challenges facing the burgeoning women's health and reproductive health, or femtech, industry. In particular, they chat about advertising double standards, funding...
August 20, 2020
Historically, the majority of all venture capitalists have been white and male. Even today, according to the latest Rock Health report, only 12.6% of partners at digital health venture funds are women, and only 14% of digital health startup deals were closed by women in 2019.
Maria Velissaris, managing partner of Steel Sky Ventures, is an investor looking to help change this paradigm. She got a...