You've probably heard/read about celebrities investing in startups. If you havent, In short It seems like celebrities have decided to change location from hollywood to silicon valley investing heavily in startups, especially tech startups.
The tech industry has seen investments made from this high-profiled celebrities increasingly over the past couple of months with speculations suggesting they are more to follow.
Now that celebrities are investing, does that mean Rebecca Black will make an investment soon?
Here are the 8 celebrities.
Probably the top or one of the top celebrity investor. A romance that started from his love with twitter and has since transformed into a full education of the tech community, impacts of social media and numerous investments. The Two and a half men actor even has his own fund, A Grade fund and he has invested in top tech companies such as Skype, AirBnB, Foursquare, Hipmunk, Nowmov, Square, Flipboard, Path to name a few....
Kanye west - Kanye west joined forces with Lady GaGa to invest in turntable in a $7.5 million round led by Union Square Ventures, which if rumours are corrects puts the startup's value at about $37.5 million.
Justin Timberlake - Sean..Ooops I mean Justin. Justin Timberlake in Social Network, umm... Maybe Justin is really starting to believe that he is indeed Sean Parker. If he can't buy Facebook, why not myspace? Apart from myspace, Justin has invested in companies such as Stipple and Dekko.
Guy Oseary - Madonna's manager. Let's just say whatever Ashton Kutcher invests in, he pretty much has some shares in. Guy is the Co-founder of A Grade fund, the investment company he and Ashton set up in 2007.
Leonardo Di Caprio - Leonardo joined the list of hollywood celebrities to invest startup in october. He invested in Mobli, a photo sharing application in a $4 million first round of funding, along with other private investors. He will also be serving as an advisor in the company.
Lady GaGa - Apart from investing in turntable with Kanye west, she has also invested in Backplane, a new startup founded by Lady Gaga’s business manager Troy Carter with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Selena Gomez - She is the latest celebrity to make an investment. She recently invested in Postcard on the Run, a free app that creates photo postcards from your phone and mails them for you, as part of a $750,000 funding round
Justin Bieber - Barely 18, Mr Bieber is the youngest out of the growoing list of celebrities to put his money into a tech company. Although the name of the startup hasnt been disclosed but we are told to believe that it is a Zynga like startup.
Will UK celebrities join to invest in startups?