Shelly is founding partner of the Shatter Fund, a returns driven fund investing in technology companies led and started by women. Shatter is the culmination of Shelly’s entire career of working in the Tech industry as a founder, investor and advisor, and extensive experience in mentoring and empowering women in the US and abroad. An unparalleled network of strong female operators built over 20 years in the Tech industry provides the Shatter team with access to some of the most exciting, mission driven female led companies. A few of Shelly’s investments include leading female led companies GlamSquad, UrbanSitter, On Second Thought, Talk Media News, Kraus Aerospace and more.
Shelly has the privilege of being appointed to the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) by the Obama Administration and Vice Chair of Secretary Clinton’s Women in Public Service Project. Shelly has been named one of the top 20 influential Indian women by the Economic Times of India, named to the Forbes ‘40 women to watch over 40’ list in 2013, and profiled by Fast Company as one of three entrepreneurs achieving success through selfless work. Served as National Co-Chair for Technology during the 2012 presidential campaign for President Obama. Advisor and investor in various female led companies and frequent judge in high profile startup pitch competitions including the first ever demo day at the White House.
Shelly is a staunch advocate for STEM education for women and girls and holds an MS in Management Information Systems and a BS in in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland College Park.