I  MergeLane


     Office Locations:

340 18th Street
Boulder, CO 80302



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    MergeLane discovers, accelerates and invests in exceptional women and the companies they run. MergeLane aims to bring more women into the startup community and achieve investor returns through the acceleration of high-growth, gender-diverse companies. Founded by Elizabeth Kraus and Sue Heilbronner, MergeLane offers a 12-week program. Companies must have at least one female in a leadership role. The program is industry-agnostic, but startups need to have some level of traction. MergeLane requires only three weeks of residency in Boulder in hopes of accommodating founders that can't relocate for a full three months. All MergeLane participating companies receive an investment of $20,000. This initial investment, along with the wide range of in-kind services provided as part of MergeLane, are offered in exchange for 6% of common stock in the participating companies. Participants may also receive a larger investment after they are accepted into the program.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Elizabeth Kraus CSO & Co-Founder
    Sue Heilbronner CEO & Co-Founder


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