Sillycon Valley: Quiz key to the real and fake startup pitches

by Cromwell Schubarth, TechFlash Editor of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Before you go any further, have you taken the quiz about startup pitches to determine which are real and which are fake? If you haven’t, click here to take the quiz and then come back. If you have taken the quiz and educated yourself about “Sillycon Valley”— or if you […]

[WATCH] BeFast.TV Interviews ShearShare Cofounders

ShearShare is a B2B marketplace that connects salon owners to stylists to fill empty salon chairs on demand. With ShearShare, salon owners increase their revenue by 3X on unused space they already have, and stylists save an average of $175/wk in overhead costs. ShearShare is replacing cold calling and Craigslist as the industry standard for helping […]

5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some beauty industry standouts by Sequoia Blodgett, Silicon Valley Tech Editor at Black Enterprise In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some standouts in the beauty industry that were created by black entrepreneurs. SWIVEL Swivel allows users to discover and book the best stylists for textured hair […]

After 500 Startups, ShearShare Plans Silicon Valley Move

by Elliot Volkman. Read story in its original form here. Last year we dubbed a new startup, ShearShare, startup of the year due to a combination of their amazing team and organizational focus. When we last spoke to the founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, they were nearing the end of their time with 500 Startups, but already seeing the […]

ShearShare Named a Silicon Valley Business Journal Favorite

Maybe it was the politically charged times or perhaps it was the campy possibilities of a Valentine’s Day theme that amped up the energy levels of 500 Startups’ Demo Day. Wherever the charge came from, sparks flew at the Computer History Museum on Wednesday afternoon. At the center of it all, as usual, was 500 […]

ShearShare Named App of the Week

Written by Tom Huskerson Business success is about finding the sweet spot where supply meets demand. The right recipe mixing supply and demand creates opportunity. Thats is why ShearShare is the App of the Week and Start Up of the Year. ShearShare is the brainchild of Courtney and Tye Caldwell. This ingenious couple created an app that […]

Tech. Co’s Update on Startup of the Year 2016: ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I became an instant fan. It was also abundantly clear that among the other judges, ShearShare’s founders, […]

ShearShare joins the 19th batch of 500 Startups

By Sophie Hatch ShearShare was excited to announce on Twitter that they are in Batch 19 of 500 Startups, a group of startup founders, mentors, and investors from all over the world. 500 Startups was founded by Dave McClure in 2010. Their company name goes beyond the number 500 though, as they have invested in over 1600 companies to date. Their investments […]

Here’s the 19th batch of 500 Startups companies

Posted Nov 18, 2016 by Matthew Lynley (@mattlynley) 500 Startups just wrapped up its 18th batch of company launches last month — which means it’s already looking forward to the next one. This time around, in its 19th batch, the program (no longer called an accelerator, ironically) has 44 companies, ranging from business-to-business software to beauty products. You’ll find […]