Megan Bent, the founder and managing partner of Harbinger, spent 10 years investing in consumer brands before starting her own fund. One thing she noticed during that time: "Without purpose and intention, you often ended up without enough women at the table, and you missed the opportunity to create more authentic innovation." Now Harbinger is investing out of its second fund, targeting consumer-focused companies with a woman founder or co-founder. To encourage collaboration between its entrepreneurs, Harbinger reserves 10 percent of its own promote to be shared among its portfolio companies. "That really drives value creation among the entrepreneurs, but also the firm," says Boulder-based Bent. "They're our best source of new deal flow." The fund's investments include period products company Cora, baby food upstart Once Upon a Farm, and baking mix company Miss Jones Baking Co.