ShearShare Wins $100K in Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge

by Sequoia Blodgett | [ BIO ] February 3, 2018 Co-founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell (Image: ShearShare) ShearShare, a platform that connects salon and barbershop owners to independent stylists to fill unused suites and stations on-demand, recently won $100K in the Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge presented by Capital Factory in partnership with the DEC (the Dallas Entrepreneur Center), […]

7 Best Venture Capitalists for Black Entrepreneurs

Originally printed on BlackEnterprise.com by Sequoia Blodgett | [ BIO ] November 15, 2017 These venture capitalists are not only some of the top investors in the investment community but many of them are committed to spending dollars with black-owned companies. Below are their names and some highlights of companies they’ve invested in. Monique Woodard (Image: 500 Startups) Venture partner at 500 Startups. Highlight […]

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 […]

Black Enterprise: Fundraising from Startup to Scale Up in the Tech Space

Streamed live on May 18, 2017 Our ShearShare cofounders were invited to speak at the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston, Texas, last week. Watch the video below, here’s how they paid it forward: Raising capital is one of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship. Leading venture capital experts and entrepreneurs who have secured financing […]

Who is the Serena Williams of Tech? HINT: ShearShare Made the List!

Follow author Jewel Burks, Founder of @Partpic + Diversity Evangelist @Google on Twitter at @JewelMelanie. To read the original story in its entirety, click here. I saw this question on Twitter yesterday. Many of the replies to the question were disappointing to me, so I decided to write my own answer. Below are my thoughts on the […]