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Gale Wilkinson

Managing Partner, VITALIZE Venture Capital

Gale Wilkinson is a founder, angel, and venture capitalist. She loves investing in and helping amazing founders with big visions, and she’s passionate about helping more people get a seat at the table of angel and VC investing.

She’s led 125 institutional deals and personally invested in 50 angel deals. She is the founder of VITALIZE, which is a fund and angel community of nearly 500 people that invest in early stage WorkTech software.

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. She lives in Chicago (and soon to be Nashville!) with her husband and two dogs.