2018 Best Tech Startups in McKinney

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in McKinney, Texas. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. Playful


Founded: 2012

“Playful Corp. is an independent game studio on a mission to bring joy to the world, one game at a time. Located just north of Dallas in McKinney, TX, Playful was founded in January 2013 by the team behind Words With Friends, with additional past credits including Age of Empires and Halo Wars. Playful is passionate about creating products at an intersection of innovation and joy, and finding places where beloved IP and cutting-edge technology converge to create opportunities to reach new audiences. Its titles include Super Lucky’s Tale, Creativerse, Lucky’s Tale, and Star Child.”

2. ShearShare, Inc.


Founded: 2015

“Rent salon space whenever, wherever!

ShearShare is a first-of-its-kind B2B app that matches licensed beauty professionals to unused salon space. Salon and barbershop owners make money on their empty chairs. Licensed cosmetologists and barbers lease professional suites & booths by the day! In 330+ cities, 11 countries.”