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Ashton Kutcher is an actor, tech investor and producer. In 2011, Kutcher created a venture fund, A- Grade Investments, with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary. A-Grade has invested in multiple tech companies including Spotify, Airbnb, Foursquare, Fab, Uber, Dwolla and Path. Kutcher is also co-founder of Katalyst, a media company creating original content for digital media, television and film. In 2010, Kutcher was named one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People. In that same year, his company, Katalyst, was named one of the year’s Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.
Currently Kutcher stars in the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men. Averaging over 14 million viewers per week, the show ranks as the second most-watched comedy on all of network television. Kutcher first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the Fox/Carsey Werner series That 70’s Show, which aired for eight seasons. Kutcher went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen, including What Happens In Vegas with Cameron Diaz, The Guardian with Kevin Costner, Valentine’s Day, No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and the cult hit Dude, Where’s My Car. Kutcher has long been recognized for his tech investments and social media prowess, beginning with Twitter. In 2009, he was the first Twitter user to obtain 1 million followers, beating out CNN in a highly publicized race.
|The Hunt||4/13||Venture Round||$700k||6|
|Pickwick & Weller||4/13||Venture Round||9|
|Amen GmbH||4/12||Venture Round||$2.9M||5|
|Chloe & Isabel||1/11||Seed||$3.25M||9|