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 span the globe in over 60 countries.
“I’ve gone through a lot of the problems that our startups have had – tried to figure out how to build products, how to grow a team, how to get customers, and I want to make sure that people at 500 Startups do that faster and better than ever before,” McClure explained, in a video from the 500 Startups website.
ShearShare has been accepted into 500 Startups’ 19th batch of startups. Now, they’ll have access to the mentorship, investors, and resources their company specifically needs to grow and succeed.
“This time around, in its 19th batch, the program — has 44 companies, ranging from business-to-business software to beauty products,” TechCrunch wrote. “You’ll find everything from software for managing fitness businesses to beauty subscription services geared toward more targeted markets. Nearly half the companies come from outside the U.S.”
ShearShare is an app that a range of beauty professionals such as salon and barbershop owners can use to fill unused salon suites and stations on demand. One one side, salon and barbershop owners can open up their empty chairs, and on the other side, licensed cosmetologists and barbers can discover professional spaces to work that work with their schedule.
Checkout our LaunchDFW coverage about ShearShare’s company and when they were awarded Startup of the Year at Innovate! and Celebrate!