Mergelane began as a 12-week accelerator program for female founders before it decided to focus on its venture fund. So far, the Boulder-based firm has invested in 42 companies. It still offers an intensive seven-day program for founders with a heavy focus on conscious leadership, along with a three-day leadership camp. Mergelane's fund doesn't have a specific industry focus, but is most interested in technology-enabled products, services, and software companies. The companies need to be showing traction, and be run by at least one woman. Mergelane's portfolio companies include interior design and e-commerce platform Havenly, underwear upstart TomboyX, and nonpartisan voter guide BallotReady.