Priyanka Chopra invests on a start-up, turns tech investor


After acting, singing and producing, Priyanka Chopra now ventured into a new arena. She has invested on a start-up business which is technology based. PeeCee has invested in an education company Holberton School and in dating and social media app, Bumble.

Priyanka Chopra took to her social media handle to announce her new journey as tech investor. She wrote, “A new chapter for me! I am so excited to partner with Bumble and Holberton School as an investor. I’m honoured to join two companies that strive to expand gender diversity in the tech space, and make a social impact for the greater good... let’s do this,” Priyanka tweeted on Thursday.

As a part of the start-up business, the actress recently toured the San Francisco home. As a company’s board of advisers, Priyanka will emphasise support for Holberton’s mission to educate people from underprivileged backgrounds.

The actress has invested around $8.2 million for Holberton that closed in April. 

"I don't want to just be one of those people who's like, 'Yeah, I want to be on the tech bandwagon -- how are they making so much money?' It's not about that," said Priyanka, who is engaged to American singer Nick Jonas, has been squeezing in meetings with start-up founders and lined up future investments in between her hectic schedules.

"Geeks are taking over the world. If they haven't already," said the "Quantico" star, who has joined the bandwagon of celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio, who have invested in tech start-ups too.

Her second investment is in Bumble, a dating and social media app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd. She plans to help promote Bumble's launch in India in the coming months, reported The New York Times.

Priyanka was introduced to tech investing by her manager Anjula Acharia, who has been in this business for quite sometime. The two have been working together since 2010.