Gale Bowman Wilkinson
Gale is the founding director of IrishAngels, an investment network affiliated with the University of Notre Dame. Since its formation in late 2012, IrishAngels now has 225 active investors, making it one of the largest angel groups in the US.
Bowman has led 50+ IrishAngels investments totaling over $22 million in seed and Series A capital. She recently founded IrishAngels Ventures and raised a $15 million fund which is also dedicated to early-stage investments.
Bowman’s previous work experience includes forecasting and consulting for new product launches (Nielsen) and corporate strategy for hotels (Orbitz). She is happy that she eventually transitioned to the world of startups and early-stage VC, as she truly enjoys advising startup CEOs on their financing and growth strategies.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Gale attended the University of Notre Dame where she received a BBA in marketing in 2005; she earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2012.
She was a founding board member of the C200 Scholars Network, and she is currently a member of the Irish Entrepreneurs Network, which helps Notre Dame students pursue startup opportunities. She also serves as an active mentor to several young alumni who are launching new businesses.
As a member of Class 23, Gale is serving her fellowship at IrishAngels Ventures under the mentorship of Kate Mitchell (Mentor Classes 21, 22), Partner at Scale VP.