As Fresha’s subscription-free salon software continues to gain momentum across the hair, beauty, spa and wellness industries, its global position has been affirmed with its debut entry on the prestigious Marketplace100 : 2022.
Marketplace100 is a highly influential list that ranks the world’s largest consumer-facing marketplace start-ups as well as private companies.
Entering the list at 43, Fresha had the highest ranking of any salon software company in the global hair and beauty market. Fresha’s placing confirms its position as the world’s leading and also fastest growing salon software.
Californian Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz delivers the Marketplace100 by a16z + Future ranking list. It uses data based on marketplace activity scores for each company. They include GMV (Gross Merchandise Value), per Bloomberg Second Measure (for companies that Bloomberg Second Measure tracks). It also includes Apptopia data for app performance and SimilarWeb data for website traffic.
“This ranking is a hugely important for Fresha,” says Fresha founder and CEO William Zeqiri. “It confirms that we’re making significant impact on the global stage; this is from a transformation in terms of how our partners have embraced our technology; and also of how they are using Fresha to manage their businesses. It’s also a reflection of how Fresha perfectly syncs with consumers; the way they now find the ideal salon, book as well as pay for services and products online.”
450 million appointments already processed
Formerly known as Shedul, Fresha’s exponential growth is the result of a result of a global investment strategy that has positioned it as the world’s leading, and fastest growing salon software. Backed by New-York based equity firm General Atlantic – backers of tech giants including Facebook, Snapchat and Airbnb, along with separate investors including global beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan, Fresha has been valued at over $640 million. With over 60,000 partners and 200,000 hair, beauty and wellness professionals using Fresha, the platform has already processed 450 million appointments via its consumer-facing website and app.
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