Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has embarked a new chapter in her life. Chopra has invested in a tech start-up, Holberton School, a coding education institution and an online dating application, Bumble. Priyanka has taken it upon herself to help change the gender disparity in the tech industry. The actress recently revealed that it was none other than Ashton Kutcher who inspired her to become a tech investor.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Twitter Kutcher shared an article about Priyanka Chopra investing in a tech start-up. He tweeted "invest in the future you want to see!"
Here's the tweet!
To which, Priyanka Chopra replied saying replied: "You clearly inspired us, Ashton Kutcher."
As per reports, this would be Chopra's first project as a start-up investor and the actress toured the San Francisco workplace of her new company, Holberton School that uses projects and group learning instead of the traditional courses to teach software development. The 'Quantico' actress' investment in the school is a part of the $8.2 million round funding for the school the closed in April.
Priyanka Chopra will join the company's board of advisers and will extend support for Holberton School's mission to educate students from underprivileged backgrounds. Chopra's investment will be used mainly towards companies with an element of social impact and companies founded by women. This would be Priyanka's bit towards curbing the problem of gender disparity in the tech industry. As per reports, Priyanka said that she does not just want to be one of those people who want to be on the tech bandwagon to make money.
Her second investment is an online dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd who plans to promote the app's launch in India in the coming months. The actress who was recently in news for her engagement to American vocalist Nick Jonas was introduced to tech investing by her manager Anjula Acharia, as reported. Priyanka Chopra joins the list of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher who have also invested in tech start-ups.
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