Priyanka Chopra funds a billion-dollar feminist dating app joins with Bumble and Holberton School as an investor.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has announced a new partnership with the feminist dating app Bumble. The US-based billion-dollar startup is all set for its foray into India later this year.
Priyanka has given credit to Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher for inspiring her to invest in a tech startup.
A new chapter for me! I am so excited to partner with @bumble and @holbertonschool as an investor. I’m honored 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!! pic.twitter.com/xBdC13XE0n— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) October 4, 2018
"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 (sic)," Priyanka tweeted on Thursday.
According to another tweet which she posted a few days ago, Priyanka has invested in Holberton School, a coding education startup, which is part of $8.2 million round of funding that ended in April.
A report published in The New York Times said the school uses projects and group learning instead of more traditional courses to teach software development. The mission of the startup is to educate people from underprivileged backgrounds. Soon, she will join the company's board of advisors.
In her second investment, Priyanka will act like a partner, investor and advisor to Bumble app that will allow its female users to make the first contact with matched males.
Breaking news at #FortuneMPW: @bumble CEO and founder @WhitWolfeHerd announces a new investment from @priyankachopra to bring Bumble to India this fall—on stage with @kayelbee https://t.co/C6YJo70bv0 pic.twitter.com/VqaDFEXjBF— Jen Wieczner (@jenwieczner) October 3, 2018
Priyanka has said in her statement that she has always believed that investing in women is the key to social transformation and economic growth. Women want love, friendship and career and that is the uniqueness of what her app has to deliver.
As per the report, Priyanka will help promote Bumble's launch in India and the services will soon be expanding here later this year. Her investments in the tech space turn towards startups that are focused on women and have a social impact.
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Last Updated Oct 6, 2018, 2:23 PM IST