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Maria D. Toler

Maria D. Toler

Founding Partner, SteelSky Ventures
United States
Maria D. Toler 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 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 portfolio of category leaders in women's health, built an ecosystem of strategic LPs and advisors across the healthcare landscape, and championed innovation in markets that have previously been overlooked and underserved. As a pioneer in a new category of investment, Maria speaks regularly on investing and entrepreneurship panels for organizations including the Milken Institute, the Aspen Institute, and the American Hospital Association. Maria has been named a 2022 USA Justice Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships, and named to Atlanta Business Chronicles 2023 Women of Influence. 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 Stern School of Business at New York University, and a certificate from the Venture Capital Unlocked Program at Stanford University, an invite-only investor training program for emerging leaders who want to shape the future of the venture capital industry. She also serves on the Yale School of Medicine Center for Health and Innovation Advisory Board, the Executive Board of the National Patient Advocate Foundation, the Advisory Board of MassChallenge, and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. Maria holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.