Celebrities have been used by brands from long for endorsing their products. But, these stars have also started to show interests in the funding of startups. We have made a list of 9 international stars who have invested their minds and money on startups.
1. Kim Kadarshian
Kim Kardashian knows how to be in news every time. This Tv star has invested in an online shoe and accessories selling website named ShoeDazzle with three other partners.
2. Snoop Dog
3. Robert Downey Jr
Robert has invested in a subscription service website Loot Crate that offers video courses of art, acting and singing which are taught by the big stars of their respective professions.
4. Will Smith
5. Jay Z
6. Leonardo DiCaprio
The celebrity who is known for his famous roles Titanic, The Wall Street has invested money in a startup based on virtual reality called MindMaze and sleep startup Casper as well as mobile phone company Solarin.
7. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has already invested a lot of money into the social media platform Myspace and San Francisco startup Stipple.
8. Anil Kapoor
Known for his refreshing acting and jolly nature, Anil Kapoor has backed a video social network, Indi which enables both individuals and brands to create and monetize content.
9. Sachin Tendulkar
The cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is trying his luck in technology world by investing in a company called Smartron. This company is making mobiles and ultrabooks and focussing Indian market by using both the money and image of Sachin Tendulkar.
So, these were some popular people who have shown interest in backing the new ideas with their money and mind.