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Ashton Kutcher the tech investor

There’s an interesting piece on the New York Times’ technology pages today about actor Ashton Kutcher as “a smart early investor in some of the most-talked about internet start-ups”.

Off the back of his appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week, it references the fact he has capital in companies ranging from Foursquare and Path, to Skype, Flipboard and most recently Airbnb.

“I have a bunch of interesting and really smart people that I sit with and talk to quite frequently because of the investments I’ve made, and between their networks and mine, I get to see things really early,” he said.

The piece also references his involvement on a creative level: “He has been known to drop into General Assembly, a co-working space in Manhattan that is the home of one of his investments, the fashion site Fashism. He advised Path on ways to let users comment and give feedback on each others’ photos.”

Well worth a read: An Actor Who Knows Start-Ups

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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