Gale Wilkinson joins Harry and Colin to discuss her journey into angel investing and what she does to make it open to everyone. Gale is VITALIZE's founder and Managing Partner, a seed fund and angel community investing in transformative WorkTech software. Previously, Wilkinson worked at IrishAngels, one of the largest angel groups in the world. Gale has led $70M+ in early-stage deals across 125+ portfolio companies and has made 50 personal angel investments. Her experience before VC includes founding two HR tech startups, consulting for new product launches with Nielsen, and data strategy with Orbitz.
Where to Listen and Watch:
0:00 - Introduction to guest Gale Wilkinson
2:14 - Gale’s unique story of getting into angel investing
4:56 - What is Gale’s impetus for getting into angel investing?
8:47 - What is next for Vitalize?
12:06 - What is the biggest value that Vitalize brings to its members?
15:05 - What are Gale’s thoughts on the challenges of non-accredited investors?
18:26 - Should angel investors need to be accredited?
21:07 - Should full information be shown to potential investors?
22:42 - What common mistakes are seen amongst new and seasoned angel investors?
30:18 - Who does Gale look up to for angel investing advice?
33:25 - Trending on Twitter - Are seed extensions a good investment opportunity for venture capitalists?
38:14 - Trending on Twitter - Does this data make sense? seed/angel investing is up 3% YoY, and all the other stages are down heavily.
Links to Additional Info:
Gale Wilkinson LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/galevc/
Gale Wilkinson Twitter - https://twitter.com/galeforceVCVC)
Gale Wilkinson Personal Website - https://gale.vc/
VITALIZE Website - https://www.vitalize.vc/
VITALIZE Angels - https://www.vitalize.vc/vitalize-angels/
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Colin Gardiner has spent over a decade building startups focusing on online marketplaces. Most recently, he worked for Outdoorsy as Chief Revenue Officer. He advises marketplace/platform startups on growth, analytics, monetization, fundraising, and strategy. He also runs the rapidly growing syndicate Yonder Ventures, which invests in marketplaces and platforms and the SaaS, Fintech, Insurtech, and the technology enabling them.
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Harry Campbell runs The Rideshare Guy, a popular community for drivers and gig workers in the rideshare and delivery space. He’s an active angel investor, having invested over $500k in 30+ companies and funds over the past few years; he is still trying to figure it all out, though!
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