Gale Bowman, MBA ’12
founding director, IrishAngels
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.
Bowman’s previous work experience includes forecasting and consulting for new product launches (Nielsen) and corporate strategy (Orbitz.com). She attended the University of Notre Dame and received a BBA with honors, and she also has an MBA with honors from Chicago Booth. She was a founding Board member of the C200 Scholars Network, and she is currently a Board member of Chicago Blend, an organization focused on increasing diversity in Chicago VC and startups.