History & Approach

IrishAngels has grown to be one of the largest and most active angel groups in the US.

History

IrishAngels was founded in 2012 as an angel network affiliated with Notre Dame*. In 2017, IrishAngels Ventures (rebranded VitalizeVC in 2019) was launched as a result of continued growth and investment appetite among the IrishAngels investor network. Today, IrishAngels and VitalizeVC leverage shared team resources and office space, though each entity has a discrete investment criteria and process. IrishAngels is headquartered in Chicago with additional locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Timeline

 

2012

IrishAngels formed in Chicago.

2013

First investment made.

2014

Exceeded 100 investors & $4M AUM.

2017

First big exit for IrishAngels investors.

2018

Surpassed 200 investors & $26M AUM.

2019

Team expanded to San Francisco & Los Angeles.

2020

Vitalize Venture Group becomes platform name.

Approach

We believe in people and process. From our investors to team members to the founders we fund, we are focused on building a community of amazing people. Angel investing and venture capital is a relationship business, and one of our core differentiators is how we leverage our extensive Notre Dame network to provide value to our portfolio companies. We make valuable connections for our companies, mostly to prospective customers and other VC firms, but we field all types of requests to help our portfolio companies flourish.

As founders ourselves, we have learned a lot from building this investment firm. We have realized that venture capital is an operations business, and strong processes for deal flow, due diligence, and helping our companies after we make an investment allow us to move quickly and offer a high-quality product to founders and investors.

Timeline

 

2012

IrishAngels formed in Chicago.

2013

First investment made.

2014

Exceeded 100 investors & $4M AUM.

2017

First big exit for IrishAngels investors.

2018

Surpassed 200 investors & $26M AUM.

2019

Team expanded to San Francisco & Los Angeles.

2020

Vitalize Venture Group becomes platform name.

Values

Our core values drive our work and here’s what you can expect when working with us.

Integrity We are honest and dependable.

Transparency We are open in our communication and work.

Commitment We take pride in what we do and are dedicated to continuous improvement.

Quality We believe in high caliber output.

Service We have a “customer comes first” mindset when working with founders and investors.

* Please note that a Notre Dame connection is not required for companies funded by IrishAngels or VitalizeVC.

Proud to be part of the Vitalize Venture Group platform

© 2020 IrishAngels Inc. | 415 N. LaSalle Dr. Chicago, IL 60654

IrishAngels is not officially sponsored by or endorsed by the University of Notre Dame.

© 2020 IrishAngels Inc.
415 N. LaSalle Dr. Chicago, IL 60654

IrishAngels is not officially sponsored by or endorsed by the University of Notre Dame.