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Investor Connect: Gale Wilkinson of VITALIZE VC
On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Gale Wilkinson, Managing Partner at VITALIZE Venture Capital located in Chicago, IL. VITALIZE is an early-stage VC firm founded in 2018 by Gale Wilkinson. Fund 1, with a total capital of $16.3M, is fully deployed with 26 portfolio companies, including notable names…
Team by Stage of Funding
Team by Stage of Funding At each stage of funding the startup will need a team to accomplish the goals. Here's the team configuration at each stage: PreSeed - Founder and technical cofounder. The early-stage team needs someone building it and someone selling it. Seed -- Founder and technical cofounder.…
Success Rate by Stage of Funding
Success Rate by Stage of Funding The success rate of startups declines as one moves from seed to Series A and so forth. Success is defined as a successful exit for the investors through an acquisition of the company. Here's the rate of success of startups at each stage of…
Primary Work by Stage of Funding
Primary Work by Stage of Funding At each stage of funding the startup team takes on a new set of tasks. Here's the primary work at each stage: PreSeed -- Define the market and identify the target customer. The early-stage team researches the market and talks with potential customers about…
Investors by Stage of Funding
Investors by Stage of Funding Each stage of funding brings a different set of investors. Here's a list of investors to pursue by stage. Pre-Seed -- Founders fund their initial startup research and market development. It's too soon to take outside funding for what is not yet a formed business…

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