Investing in the future of

Women’s Healthcare

We Invest In

Companies that create better
access, care and outcomes in women’s healthcare.

Our innovative approach allows investment across the spectrum of women’s health indications and in technology infrastructure that supports new and innovative care delivery models.

“Investing in women’s health
is not a macro trend… It’s a global cultural shift.”

Maria Velissaris Founding Partner

our Thesis

Our focused thesis is driven by our belief that women’s healthcare is a global market opportunity, in the nascent stage, that is primed for exponential growth driven by technological & business model innovation in established and new categories.

We invest across the spectrum of women’s health in medical devices, consumer health, digital health, new healthcare delivery models, ePharmacy and retail therapeutics.

  • Medical
    Devices
  • Consumer
    Health
  • Digital
    Health
  • New Healthcare
    Delivery Models
  • ePharmacy
  • Retail
    Therapeutics

Our Portfolio

Cayaba Care provides home-based maternal health services for underserved communities.
Lark is an AI platform for chronic care management, enabling women to make healthier choices and manage their conditions.
Twentyeight Health is an inclusive woman’s health telemedicine platform servicing the commercial market as well as the Medicaid and uninsured.​
Motivo is the largest platform for therapist telesupervision, connecting pre-licensed therapists with clinical supervisors through secure video conference.
Zipline is a next-generation drone delivery platform creating greater access to prescription medicine and lifesaving medical products.
23andMe leverages an ethnically diverse and gender diverse data set to help inform the development of new drugs and therapies.
Origin is a digital-first physical therapy platform bridging the care gap from maternity through menopause.
Ruby Love is a period apparel company rooted in the belief that periods should never stop women from doing, being and going.
Joylux is a menopausal platform offering life-changing solutions anchored by clinically proven, proprietary technology-driven devices.
TheraB developed Snuglit, an innovative blanket that delivers bilirubin lights in the form of a portable blanket so mothers can stay connected to their babies as they receive this life saving treatment.
Mahmee is a HIPAA-secure platform that makes it easy for hospitals, health systems, & their patients to coordinate comprehensive prenatal & postpartum healthcare from anywhere.
Mae is a culturally competent care platform for expectant mothers of color.

Team

Maria Velissaris Founding and General Partner

Buffy Alegria Managing Partner

Maya Hardigan Venture Partner and Entrepreneur in Residence

Amelia De Paola Investment Analyst

Nichole Jones Director Of Platform

Amiekole Siebert Deal Structuring

Hurley Doddy Founder And Managing Partner

Emerging Capital Partners $3B PE Fund

Casey Santiago Managing Director

Blue Venture Fund (BCBS)

Andrew Bochner IP Attorney

Medical Device Specialist

JOY THOMAS Artificial Intelligence Lead

Partner, Accenture

Sam Girotra Director of
Product Management

Game Changer

OPE BUKOLA Product Manager

Ex-Google

Dr. Regina Milteer Rock Chief Medical Officer

Pediatrician

Dr. Stephanie Thompson Reproductive Endocrinologist And Infertility Specialist

IRMS

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