Gale Wilkinson is the founder and Managing Partner at VITALIZE, a seed-stage venture fund and angel community investing in The Work Revolution. Previously, she founded IrishAngels, one of the largest angel groups in the world. She has led $65M+ in early-stage deals across 125+ startups. Her experience prior to VC includes founding two failed startups, consulting for new product launches with Nielsen, and strategy with Orbitz. She received a BBA with honors from Notre Dame and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She was a founding Board member of the C200 Scholars Network, and she is currently a founding Board member of Chicago Blend, an organization focused on increasing diversity in VC and startups.
Gale Bowman is the founding director of IrishAngels, an investment network affiliated with the University of Notre Dame. Since its formation in 2012, IrishAngels now has 225 active investors, making it one of the largest angel groups in the country. Bowman also recently founded IrishAngels Ventures and raised a $16 million venture capital fund. To date, she has led 50+ IrishAngels investments totaling over $25 million in seed and Series A capital.