ShearShare New Partnership Simplifies the Financials for Solo Artists

ShearShare, a global marketplace that allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers on demand, has partnered with Track and First American Payment Systems to provide financial resources to self-employed beauty and grooming professionals who use the ShearShare platform. Powered by Track, freelance beauty and grooming professionals will now have access […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]