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Influential Black Founders to Follow on Social Media


Here are 7 influential Black founders to follow on social media:

Historically, Black business owners face a unique set of challenges on their road to success. While there is still a lot of work to be done in our industry to ensure Black founders’ voices are heard, a select few are blazing the trail, both personally and professionally for others to follow suit.

Courtney Caldwell, ShearShare

Instagram: @iamcourtneycaldwell
Twitter: @ShearShareCOO

As COO and co-founder at ShearShare Inc., Courtney is reshaping the barbershop, salon, and spa industry with ShearShare’s #1 app for connecting salon owners with licensed professionals for booth and chair rentals.  On her social channels, she’s transparent about her business, personal life, relationship, and community involvement. ✂️

Dave Salvant, Squire

Instagram: @davesalvant


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Squire builds an all-in-one platform for barbershop operations. Dave is the co-founder and president of Squire, and has raised over $150M. Dave is all about getting to the bag! 💰

Dr. Tye Caldwell, ShearShare

Instagram: @drtyecaldwell


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CEO and co-founder Dr. Tye Caldwell works jointly with his wife, Courtney, to mobilize ShearShare’s continuous success. This power couple puts in work! 💪🏾 

Ofo Ezeugwu, WhoseYourLandlord

Instagram: @chief_ofo


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WhoseYourLandlord (WYL) transforms communities with a SaaS product built to improve the relationships between landlords and tenants across the nation. To date, Ofo has raised $2.1M and was recently named in Forbes 30 Under 30 2022: Social Impact. Big moves! Ofo shares news and content about housing, tech, fashion, his personal life, and more via Instagram. There’s never a dull moment! 🙌🏾  

Phylicia Dove, Black Monarchy

Instagram: @iamphynomenal

Black Monarchy, a fashion company located in Buffalo, transforms lives by assisting customers with lifestyle image consultation and providing personal shoppers. Owner and creative director, Phylicia Dove, is a visionary whose mission is to celebrate the uniqueness and beauty of global diasporas. If you’re local, be sure to checkout Phylicia in person at her storefront located at 527 West Utica Street Buffalo, NY! 🛍

Songe LaRon, Squire

Twitter: @songelaron

As CEO and co-founder at Squire, Songe works alongside Dave Salvant, optimizing their platform to help barbershops leverage their business while maximizing profitability and efficiency. These two can’t be stopped! 💈 

Su Sanni, Dollaride & WeDidIt

Twitter: @TheSuSanni
Instagram: @thesusanni

CEO and founder of Dollaride, Su Sanni shares everything from his entrepreneurial journey to investments he’s making in other companies, and tangible content to show how his company is shaking up the ride-sharing industry. 🚙

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