McKinney-Based Beauty Tech Startup ShearShare Closes $2.3 Million Seed Round

The announcement comes during a time of rapid financial growth for the company, as ShearShare reaches $3.4 million in overall funding. ShearShare’s co-founding couple Courtney and Dr. Tye Caldwell. [Image: Courtesy ShearShare]BY RILEY FARRELL • NOV 9, 2020 ShearShare, which calls itself the first mobile marketplace for stylists, announced it has closed $2.3 million in seed funding. ShearShare’s […]

The Briefing: Conductor Raises $150M, And More

Viking Global leads Conductor’s $150M raise Conductor, a Brazil-based card issuing and banking-as-a-service software platform, raised $150 million in a round led by Viking Global Investors, with additional participation from investors including Sunley House Capital. This is Viking Global’s first private investment in Latin America, the company said. Conductor intends to use the new funds on product development […]

ShearShare Raises $2.3M in Oversubscribed Seed Funding as the Number of Independent Stylists Continues to Increase During the Pandemic

Dallas, TX, November 2, 2020 – ShearShare, the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals worldwide, today announced it has closed $2.3 million in seed funding.  Existing investors Precursor Ventures, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Structure Capital, Backstage Capital, and 500 Startups participated, alongside new participants Bread and Butter Ventures, ArlanWasHere […]

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 11/2/20

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes us on a trip across various ecosystems in the US, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable startup fundings for the week ending 10/31/20 featuring funding details for ShearShare, Jiko, Hubilo, and twenty-one more rounds you must know about. […]

McKinney startup ShearShare closes $2.3M seed round to accelerate growth

By Kevin Cummings – NTX Inno Staff Writer October 28, 2020, 11:41am CDT For salon stylists and barbers: rent a chair in an existing space and let the customers line up. That’s the concept behind McKinney-based marketplace platform ShearShare. It’s taken off since the startup’s launch in 2017, with spaces in more than 600 cities available on its […]

ShearShare CEO Elected to the Professional Beauty Association Advisory Council

Dr. Tye Caldwell becomes the first Black male to join the beauty industry’s leading association Dallas, TX, October 26, 2020 – ShearShare, the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals worldwide, today announced that its cofounder & CEO Dr. Tye Caldwell has been newly elected to serve on the Advisory Council for the […]

ShearShare Cofounder to Keynote 2020 Austin Startup Week

Capital Factory, along with Google for Startups, Sana Benefits, Baker Botts, and DivInc, will be hosting the Women in Tech Summit to kick off Austin Startup Week. DALLAS – Oct. 3, 2020 — Together with Capital Factory, Google for Startups, DivInc, and others, ShearShare today announced its participation in the 10th annual Austin Startup Week, […]

McKinney couple wants to cut obstacles for cosmetologists, stylists with ShearShare

BY MELISSA REPKO ShearShare — shaking up the salon and barbershop industry and the gig economy Another firm believer in collaboration between established companies and startups is ShearShare, co-founded by Courtney Caldwell and husband Tye. ShearShare is a mobile B2B platform that matches salon and barbershop owners with hair, skin and nail technicians seeking to rent professional […]