History & Approach

We are a three-year old early stage venture fund.


VitalizeVC was formed in 2017 as a seed stage venture fund. It was originally launched as a result of continued growth and investment appetite among the IrishAngels* investor network. Initially called IrishAngels Ventures, it was rebranded VitalizeVC in 2019. Today, VitalizeVC and IrishAngels leverage shared team resources and office space, though each entity has a discrete investment criteria and process. VitalizeVC is headquartered in Chicago with additional locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.


We believe in people and process. From our investors to team members to the founders we fund, we are focused on building a community of amazing people. Venture capital is a relationship business, and one of our core differentiators is how we leverage our extensive network to provide value to our portfolio companies. We make valuable connections for our companies, mostly to prospective customers and other VC firms, but we field all types of requests to help our portfolio companies flourish. As founders ourselves, we have learned a lot from building this investment firm. We have implemented effective processes for deal flow, due diligence, and helping our companies post-investment, allowing us to move quickly and offer a high-quality product to founders and investors.


Here’s what you can expect from our team:

Integrity We are honest and dependable.

Transparency We are open in our communication and work.

Commitment We take pride in what we do and are dedicated to continuous improvement.

Quality We believe in high caliber output.

Service We have a “customer comes first” mindset when working with founders and investors.


We believe hard work, accountability, and continual improvement lead to high caliber output.


A multitude of backgrounds and ideas ensures the best possible outcomes for all of our stakeholders.


We commit to evaluating companies with fair and honest decision-making; we abide by ethical principles.


We have a “customer comes first” mindset when working with founders and investors.


We believe in honest, straightforward, and clear communication in everything we do.

*IrishAngels is an angel investment network comprised of Notre Dame investors. Please note that a Notre Dame connection is not required for companies funded by VitalizeVC or IrishAngels.

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© 2020 VitalizeVC | 415 N. LaSalle Dr. Chicago, IL 60654

© 2020 VitalizeVC
415 N. LaSalle Dr. Chicago, IL 60654