Gale Wilkinson is the founder and Managing Partner at VITALIZE, a seed fund and angel community investing in transformative WorkTech software. Previously, Wilkinson founded IrishAngels, one of the largest angel groups in the world. Gale has led $70M+ in early-stage deals across 125+ portfolio companies, and she has made 50 personal angel investments. Her experience prior to VC includes founding two HR tech startups, consulting for new product launches with Nielsen, and data 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 is a founding Board member of Chicago:Blend, an organization focused on increasing diversity in VC and startups in Chicago.
She likes public speaking, design, and being a connector. Her inspirations include energy work, vintage and antique pieces, animals (especially horses and dogs), and nature. You can find her on X @galeforceVC. She lives in Chicago and Nashville with her husband and two dogs.