Technology is amazing and it’s moving forward at an incredible pace. And while we can all reap the rewards of technological advancements in the world, fast progress usually requires huge amounts of money. If you’re going to be looking for money, the smartest thing to do is probably to attract the attention of a couple of celebrities. They have plenty of cash, right?
Let’s take a look at some celebrity tech investors.
While it might not sound like much, Kim Kardashian has in fact invested in quite a bit of technological development. While most of her investments don’t go past a mobile game or a huge Instagram following, she did found an online fashion subscription service called ShoeDazzle.
Venus, being an avid supporter of equality, developed a tech startup called Ellevest, which helps women reach their greatest financial goals and empowers them to invest money. It might not sound like a huge deal, but it is.
Ashton is probably one of the biggest tech investors you can find, having funded popular apps like Skype, Airbnb and Box – among others.
Ryan tries to invest as much as possible in interesting startups when it comes to tech, and he was also one of many celebrities to help fund meditation app Headspace.
Like with all things Leo does, it’s a bit all over the place. Leo has invested in food, home and virtual reality, doing it for no other reason than to see where it takes media and entertainment. I guess that’s as good a reason as any.
We all know about his streaming service Tidal, but Jay Z has also invested in things like his own venture capital firm called Arrive that helps fund startups and gives them branding support and other known companies like Uber or JetSmarter.
Tyra has her own investment firm called Fierce Capital which she mainly uses to help out cool startups in the fashion or business industry – mainly ones led by women. One of these investments is for the career-building app The Muse.
Robert Downey Jr.
When not playing Iron Man, RDJ also has an interest in tech. Among other things, he backed Loot Crate, MasterClass and Ethos – which means he invests in gaming-related, educational as well as insurance startups.