Fellows Directory

Gale Wilkinson

VITALZE Venture Capital

Gale (Bowman) Wilkinson is the founder and Managing Partner at VITALIZE Venture Capital, a fund and angel community investing in "the work revolution". VITALIZE invests in next gen hiring, corporate training & development, employee engagement & retention, infrastructure to power the freelance economy, and AI- and data-driven solutions that make greatly improve how we work. B2B software at seed stage is the primary focus.

Previously, Wilkinson founded IrishAngels, an angel investment network affiliated with Notre Dame, where she led $50M in early stage deals. Her previous work experience includes forecasting and consulting for new product launches with Nielsen and corporate strategy with Orbitz.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

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. She lives in Chicago with her husband Matt and two dogs.

As a member of Class 23, Gale is serving her fellowship at VITALIZE under the mentorship of Kate Mitchell (Mentor Classes 21, 22), Partner at Scale VP.