Shatter Fund & Public Spend Forum Announce Women Led Tech Growth Cohort Winners

WASHINGTON - May 19, 2021 - PRLog -- The Shatter Fund, a venture capital fund that exclusively invests in women-led tech companies, and Public Spend Forum, a global market intelligence platform focused on helping diverse and underserved entrepreneurs engage in government markets, announced the winners of the first cohort for their joint "Women-led GovMarket Entrepreneurs Growth Accelerator".

The Growth Accelerator received applications from entrepreneurs across a diverse set of emerging tech industries, in a dynamic first cohort of 10 companies founded by a group of impressive women.  The Program is designed to empower women-led tech companies to access and grow within the $12 trillion government sector market.

As part of the program, the 10 selected companies will receive 1) coaching and mentorship on growth strategy, marketing and business development through the Growth Master Class and certification curriculum, 2) brand exposure and relationship building through engagement across Shatter Fund's and Public Spend Forum's ecosystem of buyers, venture capital and experts 3) access to GovShop, PSF's AI-enabled market intelligence and opportunity matching platform.

The companies selected on their acceptance to the Growth Accelerator Program include:
  • Squishy Robotics
  • Cocensus
  • Fitz Frames
  • International Public Safety Data Institute
  • IntellADAPT
  • Impact-School
  • Borsetta
  • Community Energy Labs
  • Mixtroz

"These accomplished entrepreneurs and their acceptance into the GovMarket accelerator represent our mission and the innovation we want to bring to government," said Shelly Kapoor Collins, Founding Partner of the Shatter Fund.  "I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves to work alongside in helping scale  impact and growth of these companies."

Meet the entrepreneurs and learn more here (

"I am honored that we received such an amazing set of applicants from a tremendous set of leaders," said Raj Sharma, Founder and CEO of PSF.  "We look forward to working with them to support their growth and amplify the impact of their products".

For more information, contact:

Sana Hoda,
Senior Director, Marketing & Community
Public Spend Forum

About Shatter Fund (

Shatter Fund is a Venture Capital fund which exclusively invests in high potential disruptive technology companies led by female entrepreneurs. The Shatter Fund was founded and is led by Shelly Kapoor-Collins, who was previously the Tech Advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris.

About Public Spend Forum (

Public Spend Forum's mission is to create "Open Government Markets" by lowering the barriers to entry  into the public sector for innovative, emerging tech businesses. "We believe women-led companies and women entrepreneurs are critical to accomplishing this mission," said Raj Sharma, CEO & Founder of Public Spend Forum. Raj Shama has also served on the Board of Girl Rising, a global initiative for female education and empowerment.

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