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Beauty Tech Wins at the L’Oréal Digital NEXT Generation Awards

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

What an exciting time to be a beauty entrepreneur. According to a report by Forbes, the industry is expected to be a $445 billion market and expected to reach $675 billion by 2020. And according to CB Insights, 62 privately held beauty companies were…

Startup Spotlight

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Startup Spotlight: Curing Acne, Positive Mental Health and Voice Transcription

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With school in session, the stress of homework and exams are going to start taking a toll. TechCo has some startup solutions. Each week we compile a list of startups aimed at streamlining your day or helping your quality of life. This week, we…


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ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

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…



ShearShare: On Becoming Startup of the Year, Solving Problems, and Bootstrapping

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Each day we applaud startups for their latest round of funding no doubt a challenging accomplishment, but it can mean we often overlook those who bootstrap. These startups tirelessly plan, scrape, save, and sacrifice their way of life in order to achieve something great. Bootstrappers are…

Innovate Celebrate

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Melody McCloskey: the Stylish Side of Business at Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Sep 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! Acquiring funding, attracting customers, and spreading your brand are all very important for startups, and taking this journey in…

Product Launch

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Rocket Internet’s Vaniday Launches Beauty Marketplace in Brazil

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Vaniday has launched an online network of beauty and wellness professionals to help Brazilian customers find and book services from anywhere. A bit like GlamSquad but for Brasileiros, Vaniday covers a wide range of beauty and wellness services including: hairdressers, makeup and nail artists, waxing professionals, beauticians, tattoo…


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My Color of Beauty Provides Beauty Solutions for Women of Color

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Just like with clothing, beauty and skincare is not a ‘one size fits all’ kind of business. My Color of Beauty is helping to solve some of the challenges that women of color face when when it comes to finding the right products, strategies,…



Beauty and Cosmetics Data Startup Poshly Partners with People Magazine on New Digital Platform

By | Dec 8, 2014 at 7:00 am

Poshly, the New York City-based startup that leverages consumer enthusiasm for giveaways into valuable data for the beauty and cosmetics industry, has announced a partnership with People, the premier resource for celebrity news, photos, style, and entertainment coverage. The beauty startup and entertainment publication are…



StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: Bootstrapping Was Difficult Yet Important for Growth

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

StyleSeat’s co-founder and CEO Melody McCloskey was in Miami this week to talk about her entrepreneurial journey during Tech Cocktail Sessions.  McCloskey spoke to an audience of industry leaders and entrepreneurs about beauty-booking app StyleSeat, and how she decided to pursue her passion. “It got…



StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: On Proving Naysayers Wrong and Raising $14.9M in Funding

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

How do you raise US $14M in venture capital from bald investors for a startup that deals with hair? For starters, you get high-profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush and Guy Oseary on your side. Just ask Melody McCloskey, co-founder of the online…



How Poshly Leverages Cosmetics Giveaways Into Valuable Consumer Data for Brands

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

For consumers, the notion of a “freebie” seems an innate part of our human identity, nowhere removed from our desire for self-fulfillment and tendency for self-improvement; we love free things. We also love competition and the uncertainty that lies at its foundation – the thoughts…


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On-Demand Beauty Services App GlamSquad Raises $7M in Funding to Expand Nationally

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

New York-based startup Glamsquad announced that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by SoftBank Capital. The “Uber for beauty services” is headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, and it brings professional beauty services to customer anywhere. So…



Curly, Kinky, Wavy, Profitable and Funded – The Naturally Curly Network

By | Jul 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm

For anyone with naturally straight hair who’s longed for curls and waves, it may sound absurd that people blessed with kinkier locks would have hair issues. But they do, and they spend more money on their hair than the rest of us – and…


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Find Beautiful Deals at

By | Jun 10, 2011 at 9:34 am

If you’re a self-proclaimed beauty junkie who loves a great deal, may be your favorite new online destination. offers discounts of 50-90% on top-rated beauty products and services, both locally in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, as well as…

Gear & Gadgets

GLO Science: Teeth Whitening Innovates With Heat and Light

By | Feb 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

We all want perfect white teeth and that is exactly what the new GLO Brilliant by GLO Science is looking to do. Launched today the new product (shown above) was created by dentist, Jonathan B. Levine, DMD, oral health expert, entrepreneur, author and inventor….