Gale Wilkinson, MBA ’12
Gale Wilkinson is the founder and Managing Partner at Vitalize, a seed fund and angel community investing in transformative work-related technology. Previously, Wilkinson founded IrishAngels, one of the largest angel groups in the world. Gale has led $65M+ in early-stage deals across 80+ portfolio companies, and she has made over 30 personal angel investments. Her experience prior to VC includes founding two failed startups, consulting for new product launches with Nielsen, and strategy with Orbitz.
Wilkinson 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.
You can find her on Twitter @galeforceVC or on “The Vitalize Podcast.” She lives in Chicago with her husband Matt and very lovable yellow lab Samson.