Most transformative ideas over the past 15 years have come from startups. The freedom to experiment creatively and to fail quickly produces true disruption. Leveraging combined decades of experience by the MergeLane founders in working with leaders on innovation, MergeLane is launching a new program this year to immersively share these strategies. The inaugural Innovation…

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As an active angel investor, former angel group leader, and the co-founder of MergeLane, an accelerator and fund for high-growth startups with at least one woman in leadership, I’ve heard thousands of investors ask tens of thousands of questions. I’ve also learned that startups’ answers to these questions can be far more insightful than a…

Read more 31 Investor Questions Startups Should Be Prepared to Answer

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I was recently asked to speak at two Boulder Startup Week sessions on startup diversity to provide my perspective as a female investor with experience investing in women-led companies. Admittedly, when I was asked to speak on these topics, I was a little miffed. Two more invitations to speak about being a woman rather than…

Read more How Techstars, Foundry, Startup Week and MergeLane Walk the Walk on Startup Diversity

As an active angel investor and the co-founder of MergeLane, an accelerator and fund focused on companies with at least one woman in leadership, I’ve made 24 investments over the past year. All 24 of those entrepreneurs followed different investment-closing processes, many of which created mounds of unnecessary paperwork and legal fees. After observing this…

Read more The Close: How to Actually Accept an Angel Investment

The accelerator for companies with at least one female in leadership welcomes a dynamic batch of new companies. MergeLane, the investment accelerator for companies with at least one female in leadership, today announced its 2016 cohort of ten exceptional startups. MergeLane’s 2016 program is twelve weeks starting on February 1st. The accepted companies were selected…

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