Vitalize Angels

Angel Investing for Everyone!

Invest as little as $1k per deal into 2-3 vetted Future of Work startups per month and join a diverse community of 400+ angel investors.

Vitalize Angels Team

For New and Experienced Angel Investors

Completely new to angel investing? We got you. You'll learn how to invest in startups and start making your first investments.Been angel investing for some time already? Great! We'll help increase your deal flow to high-quality startups.

A few of our Vitalize Angels Investments

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Why People Love Our Community

What People Are Saying About Vitalize Angels

Benefits of Joining
VITALIZE Angels


See 2-3 Live Founder Pitches Each Month

Vetted pre-seed deals curated each month by the VITALIZE team


Learn from Experienced Investors

The Vitalize team has made 125+ startup investments since 2012


Connect with a Diverse Community of Investors

Over 65% of our members come from underrepresented backgrounds

Meet the Vitalize Angels Team

Gale Wilkinson

Gale Wilkinson is the founder and Managing Partner at VITALIZE, a seed fund and angel community investing in the work revolution. Previously, Wilkinson founded IrishAngels, one of the largest angel groups in the world. Gale has led $65M+ in early-stage deals across 125+ startups. Her experience prior to VC includes founding two failed startups, consulting for new product launches with Nielsen, and strategy with Orbitz.

Caroline Casson

Caroline Casson is a Partner at VITALIZE, where she spends her time sourcing potential investments, assisting portfolio companies, and managing the due diligence process for VITALIZE. Prior to joining Vitalize in 2018, Caroline worked for GE Ventures in San Francisco where she helped incubate and operate a startup in the drone space.

Justin Gordon

Justin Gordon is the Director of Marketing and Community at VITALIZE, hosts our show, The VITALIZE Podcast, and writes our newsletter, Re:VITALIZE. Since 2018, Justin has hosted the Just Go Grind Podcast, a show with 80,000+ downloads featuring 300+ interviews with entrepreneurs and investors.

Larissa Insogna

Larissa Insogna

Larissa Insogna is the Community Manager at VITALIZE, where she's growing the largest, most diverse angel investing community in the world. Previously, Larissa was Founder and Head of International Operations at Quility Wine Partners, where she launched and scaled a global wine distribution company. She created numerous wine brands and forged entry into Asian markets for major US wineries. She’s been lucky to have worked on projects to boost entrepreneurship locally (TenOneTen Ventures) and help shape economic policies to propel business growth globally (APEC Business Advisory Council).

What You Get Access To:

- Live monthly founder pitches
- A private community
- Live workshops and educational events
- A growing library of curated investing resources
- Investment opportunities curated by the Vitalize team
- Deal discussions and breakdowns of pros + cons
- Opportunities to network and engage with other VITALIZE Angels community members
- High-level annual performance reporting on the VITALIZE Angels portfolio

How much does this cost?

$149/quarter

For Vitalize Angels Members

Our Expectations

  • Keep the community a safe place. Treat others with respect, always, and bring up any safety concerns immediately to a member of the VITALIZE team.

  • Learn. Take a look at the resources available in the resource center, join our calls with experts, and ask questions in our investors-only Slack group.

  • Make investments. The minimum investment in our deals is $1,000, and investors are encouraged to invest at least $3,000 per year. While not mandatory, building a portfolio of companies is advised to have the best potential for returns. Once you commit to an investment, you’re in.

  • Help companies. Provide product feedback at the alpha/beta stage, make customer and employee intros, offer any functional expertise you can provide, and generally be willing to lend a hand to founders. With a community of our size, we have the unique ability to provide real value to the companies we invest in – let’s leverage that to help our community get into the best deals. As a guideline, each investor should strive to help at least once per month.

  • Support diversity and inclusion. This community is built upon the foundational belief that everyone should be able to build an angel portfolio, regardless of background. We want to do everything we can to further DEI in venture capital. While the Vitalize team does not take a carry in any of the angel deals, all angel investors will have the opportunity to donate up to 15% of their profits from a distribution to an NFP partner that will sponsor scholarships to help individuals (including some of our own angel investors hopefully!) get hired for internships with our partner VCs.

Q & A


I'm a founder, how can I apply for funding?

We invest in pre-seed Future of Work founders at VITALIZE Angels with a $50K minimum check size. Founders can apply below:

What makes VITALIZE Angels different?

We’re empowering both accredited and non-accredited investors to invest in the startups we curate through our platform, and we anticipate that our community will be extremely diverse.Our community members can invest relatively small checks into startups ($1K minimum to $25K maximum).We have a fund in addition to our angel community, meaning that we’re able to invest in the next round of companies that this community invests in, providing some of our VITALIZE Angels companies with additional firepower down the road.


What types of companies will I be able to invest in?

We’re focused on the Future of Work at VITALIZE and will offer up high-potential software startups in these areas as potential investments. Themes include personalization, productivity, collaboration, virtual, community, and augmented reality.We look for a proprietary data application with every company we invest in, as we believe the best companies will leverage data in unique ways to create barriers to entry.We source deals from our network of 600+ co-investors and the thousands of inbound requests we get each year.


Who is this community for?

Anyone over the age of 18 who wants to learn how to invest in startups and actually start writing checks and building their very own portfolio now! Investors can be located anywhere in the world (with a few exceptions in Canada), though our investments must be Delaware c-corps. Please note the following from the WeFunder website: “We have investors from all around the world…The only exceptions are the Provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta which have requested that we bar their residents from investing.”


How is the learning structured?

We’ll have a library of content for you to learn from as well as events every month for your continued education. It’ll be a self-paced learning environment.


What is the process for actually investing?

We have partnered with WeFunder, a crowdfunding platform, that will handle all of the deal closings. The process has been designed to be extremely simple for our community members! If you are located in Canada, please note this from the WeFunder site: “We have investors from all around the world…The only exceptions are the Provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta which have requested that we bar their residents from investing.”


Will I make money from my investments?

We hope you do! However, you must only invest an amount of cash that you can afford to lose. There is zero guarantee of getting any of your money back through the VITALIZE Angels platform. This is extremely important that you understand before you invest with us!


How much can I invest per deal?

$1,000 is the minimum investment per company, and $25,000 is the max.


Can I invest through an LLC or trust?

Yes, you can! Investments can be made through a SSN or entity’s EIN.


What if there is limited allocation in a deal and VITALIZE Angels has more interest from the group than what is available?

Allocation will be managed through Wefunder on a first come, first served basis. We will always see if the founder is willing to take more money, but this isn’t always possible. Please make sure you commit to deals as soon as you know you’d like to invest.


How will we review deals and commit to an investment?

Each deal will have a page that includes due diligence and analysis. We will have a live webinar or a recorded call with the founder for each opportunity. Investors who want to commit to a deal will click on the deal-specific Wefunder link and fill out some their name / bank account info. The process to commit takes < 2 minutes.


Who has pro-rata rights for each deal?

1 - VITALIZE Fund
2 - VITALIZE Fund LPs who committed $1M+
3 - VITALIZE Angels – if the aggregate amount is $50K+
4 - Others in our network who wish to invest through a traditional SPV


What else should I know about investing through Wefunder?

Check out their FAQ for investors for detailed info!


Ready to join VITALIZE Angels?

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Angel Investing for Everyone!

Invest as little as $1k per deal into 3-5 vetted Future of Work startups per month and join a diverse community of 300+ angel investors.

Vitalize Angels Team

For New and Experienced Angel Investors

Completely new to angel investing? We got you. You'll learn how to invest in startups and start making your first investments.Been angel investing for some time already? Great! We'll help increase your deal flow to high-quality startups.

A few of our Vitalize Angels Investments

Balloon Logo
OpenAxis Logo
Happioh Logo
Lunch Logo

Why People Love Our Community

What People Are Saying About Vitalize Angels

Benefits of Joining
Vitalize Angels


See 3-5 Live Founder Pitches Each Month

Vetted pre-seed deals curated each month by the Vitalize team


Learn from Experienced Investors

The Vitalize team has made 110 startup investments since 2012


Connect with a Diverse Community of Investors

Over 65% of our members come from underrepresented backgrounds

Meet the Vitalize Angels Team

Gale Wilkinson

Gale Wilkinson is the founder and Managing Partner at Vitalize, a seed fund and angel community investing in future of work software. Previously, Wilkinson founded IrishAngels, one of the largest angel groups in the world. Gale 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.

Caroline Casson

Caroline Casson is a Partner at Vitalize, where she spends her time sourcing potential investments, assisting portfolio companies, and managing the due diligence process for Vitalize. Prior to joining Vitalize in 2018, Caroline worked for GE Ventures in San Francisco where she helped incubate and operate a startup in the drone space.

Justin Gordon

Justin Gordon is the Director of Marketing and Community at Vitalize, hosts our show, The Vitalize Podcast, and writes our newsletter, Re:Vitalize. Since 2018, Justin has hosted the Just Go Grind Podcast, a show with 75,000+ downloads featuring 300+ interviews with entrepreneurs and investors. He also writes a weekly newsletter called Justin's Journal.

Larissa Insogna

Larissa Insogna

Larissa Insogna is the Community Manager at Vitalize, where she's growing the largest, most diverse angel investing community in the world. Previously, Larissa was Founder and Head of International Operations at Quility Wine Partners, where she launched and scaled a global wine distribution company. She created numerous wine brands and forged entry into Asian markets for major US wineries. She’s been lucky to have worked on projects to boost entrepreneurship locally (TenOneTen Ventures) and help shape economic policies to propel business growth globally (APEC Business Advisory Council).

What You Get Access To:

- Live monthly founder pitches
- A private Slack group
- Live workshops and educational events
- A growing library of curated investing resources
- Investment opportunities curated by the Vitalize team
- Deal discussions and breakdowns of pros + cons
- Opportunities to network and engage with other Vitalize Angels community members
- High-level annual performance reporting on the Vitalize Angels portfolio

How much does this cost?

$149/quarter

For Vitalize Angels Members

Our Expectations

  • Keep the community a safe place. Treat others with respect, always, and bring up any safety concerns immediately to a member of the Vitalize team.

  • Learn. Take a look at the resources available in the resource center, join our calls with experts, and ask questions in our investors-only Slack group.

  • Make investments. The minimum investment in our deals is $1,000, and investors are encouraged to invest at least $3,000 per year. While not mandatory, building a portfolio of companies is advised to have the best potential for returns. Once you commit to an investment, you’re in.

  • Help companies. Provide product feedback at the alpha/beta stage, make customer and employee intros, offer any functional expertise you can provide, and generally be willing to lend a hand to founders. With a community of our size, we have the unique ability to provide real value to the companies we invest in – let’s leverage that to help our community get into the best deals. As a guideline, each investor should strive to help at least once per month.

  • Support diversity and inclusion. This community is built upon the foundational belief that everyone should be able to build an angel portfolio, regardless of background. We want to do everything we can to further DEI in venture capital. While the Vitalize team does not take a carry in any of the angel deals, all angel investors will have the opportunity to donate up to 15% of their profits from a distribution to an NFP partner that will sponsor scholarships to help individuals (including some of our own angel investors hopefully!) get hired for internships with our partner VCs.

Q & A


I'm a founder, how can I apply for funding?

We invest in pre-seed Future of Work founders at Vitalize Angels with a $50K minimum check size. Founders can apply below:

What makes Vitalize Angels different?

We’re empowering both accredited and non-accredited investors to invest in the startups we curate through our platform, and we anticipate that our community will be extremely diverse.Our community members can invest relatively small checks into startups ($1K minimum to $25K maximum).We have a fund in addition to our angel community, meaning that we’re able to invest in the next round of companies that this community invests in, providing some of our Vitalize Angels companies with additional firepower down the road.


What types of companies will I be able to invest in?

We’re focused on the Future of Work at Vitalize and will offer up high-potential software startups in these areas as potential investments. Themes include personalization, productivity, collaboration, virtual, community, and augmented reality.We look for a proprietary data application with every company we invest in, as we believe the best companies will leverage data in unique ways to create barriers to entry.We source deals from our network of 600+ co-investors and the thousands of inbound requests we get each year.


Who is this community for?

Anyone over the age of 18 who wants to learn how to invest in startups and actually start writing checks and building their very own portfolio now! Investors can be located anywhere in the world (with a few exceptions in Canada), though our investments must be Delaware c-corps. Please note the following from the WeFunder website: “We have investors from all around the world…The only exceptions are the Provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta which have requested that we bar their residents from investing.”


How is the learning structured?

We’ll have a library of content for you to learn from as well as events every month for your continued education. It’ll be a self-paced learning environment.


What is the process for actually investing?

We have partnered with WeFunder, a crowdfunding platform, that will handle all of the deal closings. The process has been designed to be extremely simple for our community members! If you are located in Canada, please note this from the WeFunder site: “We have investors from all around the world…The only exceptions are the Provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta which have requested that we bar their residents from investing.”


Will I make money from my investments?

We hope you do! However, you must only invest an amount of cash that you can afford to lose. There is zero guarantee of getting any of your money back through the Vitalize Angels platform. This is extremely important that you understand before you invest with us!


How much can I invest per deal?

$1,000 is the minimum investment per company, and $25,000 is the max.


Can I invest through an LLC or trust?

Yes, you can! Investments can be made through a SSN or entity’s EIN.


What if there is limited allocation in a deal and Vitalize Angels has more interest from the group than what is available?

Allocation will be managed through Wefunder on a first come, first served basis. We will always see if the founder is willing to take more money, but this isn’t always possible. Please make sure you commit to deals as soon as you know you’d like to invest.


How will we review deals and commit to an investment?

Each deal will have a page that includes due diligence and analysis. We will have a live webinar or a recorded call with the founder for each opportunity. Investors who want to commit to a deal will click on the deal-specific Wefunder link and fill out some their name / bank account info. The process to commit takes < 2 minutes.


Who has pro-rata rights for each deal?

1 - Vitalize Fund
2 - Vitalize Fund LPs who committed $1M+
3 - Vitalize Angels – if the aggregate amount is $50K+
4 - Others in our network who wish to invest through a traditional SPV


What else should I know about investing through Wefunder?

Check out their FAQ for investors for detailed info!


Ready to join Vitalize Angels?

Thank you so much for your interest in joining our angel community!

We're so excited to grow this group of current and aspiring angel investors!Our membership fee is $149 per quarter for our community members.A goal of our community is to build a diverse investor base. Founders are asking for diversity on their cap tables, and including representation from all groups makes our organization stronger. As such, we are collecting demographic data (based on Guidestar DEI data best practices) on each investor.

  • This data will be kept confidential and only be used in aggregated form to share diversity information with founders. We believe in inclusivity, and if this information is something you do not wish to provide, you are welcome to select "decline to state."

  • After completing this form, please press the checkout button at the end of this page.

  • If you have any questions, please email Larissa Insogna at Larissa@vitalize.vc

  • We are currently accepting accredited AND non-accredited investors into the community. Also, your submission for this form will be used for our member directory.


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