Buffy Alegria

Managing Partner, SteelSky Ventures

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Seattle

Stream: Computational Health

Buffy Alegria is a financial entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist. She is a Managing Partner of SteelSky Ventures LLC, an early-stage venture fund that invests in women’s healthcare solutions. Current SteelSky Portfolio Companies include: 23andMe, Zipline, Lark, Motivo, Origin, Twentyeight Health, Cayaba Care, Mae, Proov, Ruby Love, Raydiant Oximetry, Bend Health, Huma.ai and ConcertoCare. Throughout her 16-year banking career, Buffy gained extensive experience in corporate banking, credit risk management operations, mergers and acquisitions, and project management. As a Vice President at US Bank, she established and managed centralized credit risk management eepartments within business banking, participated in due diligence and analysis of companies in all industries, and assessed merger and acquisition credit risk. Additionally, she has experience as a relationship manager in corporate banking, managing a large portfolio of corporate banking clients, analyzing and underwriting credit, and as a project manager, responsible for designing and deploying a proprietary underwriting system throughout a 25-state banking footprint.

Buffy is passionate about redefining the venture capital model, supporting, and elevating female entrepreneurs and investors, as well as continuing work to help advance healthcare and medicine, specifically for women and children. Buffy became a financial entrepreneur to combine her financial and business professional experience and skills, with her love of science, medicine, and healthcare. She is an investing member in the SeaChange Fund, Portfolia’s Femtech Fund, Pipeline Angels, and Sage Growth Capital, all of which are female managed funds. Additionally, she has personally invested in 10 female-led companies. She regularly speaks on panels and judges pitch competitions including Accenture and HITLAB HealthTech Challenges, and has recently been selected as one of Business Insiders’ List of Rising Stars in Venture Capital. Buffy earned an MST (Master of Management in Science and Technology) from Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology in Oregon (now part of OHSU), as well as a BS in Psychology & Biology from Pacific University in Oregon. She currently serves on the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital board as the Vice Chair. She is leading an initiative and is passionately working to transform how Women’s and Children’s Health Services are delivered within the Yakima Valley Memorial community. Buffy also serves as a board member for the Washington State Hospital Association and for Signal Health and is a member of the HealthTech 4Medicaid Venture Council. Buffy is an adventurer and community leader who is always seeking new challenges and opportunities for personal growth. Buffy was born and raised in Oregon and currently resides in Washington State with her husband and three daughters.