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 […]

UTD Seed Fund Makes First Startup Investments

The fund launched earlier this year has named its inaugural investments in UTD-releated startups. The UT Dallas Seed Fund has named local startups ShearShare and Cosmunity as its inaugural investments. The evergreen fund launched earlier this year within the university’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to provide capital to startups progressed beyond an idea and needing to […]

ShearShare Receives Seed Funding from UT-Dallas Blackstone LaunchPad!

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the University of Texas at Dallas hosted the grand opening of its Blackstone LaunchPad. Congrats to our team for being the first alumni recipient of the UT Dallas seed fund! Here’s to a long, prosperous relationship. Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus-based entrepreneurship program at UT Dallas. The program is accessible by over […]

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 […]

16 Ways Leading Entrepreneurial Women Balance Work and Life

by Elliot Volkman There is a myth often shared amongst entrepreneurs and those working in startups that achieving work-life balance is within the realm of possibility. Not just a possibility, but after you put in the foundation and grueling first few years of work, you can switch over to a standard 9-5, while spending time with […]

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 […]