The Work Revolution: Inside VITALIZE's Investment Focus with Gale Wilkinson


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In this episode, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks again with Gale Wilkinson (@galeforceVC), Founder and Managing Partner at VITALIZE, a seed-stage venture fund and angel community investing in The Work Revolution. In this round with Gale, we dig into the details of the Work Revolution and VITALIZE's investment focus.

Previously, Gale founded IrishAngels, one of the largest angel groups in the world. She has led $65M+ in early-stage deals across 80+ startups. Her experience prior to VC includes founding two failed startups, consulting for new product launches with Nielsen, and strategy with Orbitz. Gale 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.

Website: VITALIZE Venture Capital


Twitter: @galeforceVC


VITALIZE Angel Investing Community: VITALIZE Angels

Show Notes:

  • How Gale defines the Work Revolution
  • Why VITALIZE is focused on the Work Revolution
  • VITALIZE’s buckets within the Work Revolution
  • Some of VITALIZE’s portfolio companies in the each of the Work Revolution buckets
  • How Gale views verticalized solutions and next gen hiring
  • Gale’s thoughts on remote work trends
  • The growing trend of hiring internationally
  • Where Gale sees the greatest opportunity within the Work Revolution
  • The shifting space of learning development
  • The over-crowded benefits space
  • New areas Gale is excited about within the Work Revolution
  • Gale’s thoughts on both the potential and challenges of the exploding Web3 space
  • How Gale views innovative b2b2c business models

More about the show:

The Vitalize Podcast, a show by Vitalize Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 300+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.

Hosted by Justin Gordon, the Director of Marketing at Vitalize Venture Capital, The Vitalize Podcast includes two main series.

The Angel Investing series features interviews with a variety of angel investors and VCs around the world. The goal? To help develop the next generation of amazing investors.

The Future of Work series takes a look at the founders and investors shaping the new world of work, including insights from our team here at Vitalize Venture Capital.

More about us:

Vitalize Venture Capital was formed in 2017 as a $16M seed-stage venture fund and now includes both a fund as well as an angel investing community investing in the future of work. Vitalize has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

The Vitalize Team:

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Vitalize Angels, our angel investing community open to everyone:

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