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 […]

Become a ShearShare Influencer!

Help us get ShearShare into the hands of more people! We just announced our very first ShearShare Influencer Program! Now when you refer a new salon, barbershop, or spa host, you’ll get $5. For each new stylist you refer, you get $20. For details and to get started, go here. Thanks in advance!  

Salon Today: ShearShare On-Demand Salon Space Rental App

The average salon or barbershop operates at only 40 percent capacity on any given day, while 80 percent of licensed stylists drop out of the industry within five years due to a lack of resources which includes affordable salon or booth space to launch and grow their business. The ShearShare marketplace was designed to bridge […]

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 […]

[PRESS RELEASE] AACS Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2017 — The American Association of Cosmetology Schools, the largest trade group in its industry, today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Education. AACS is seeking relief from regulations of the U.S. Secretary of Education that threaten the well-being of many of its 750 constituent schools and the education and […]

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 […]