ashton kutcher

  • Inside jOBS: TechCrunch Goes To The Movies

    Inside jOBS: TechCrunch Goes To The Movies

    “IBM wants it all and is aiming its guns on its last obstacle to industry control: Apple. Will Big Blue dominate the entire computer industry?” Steve Jobs asks us. “No,” we cheer in unison. “The entire information age?!?” He asks again, “Was George Orwell right about 1984?” Before we have the opportunity to answer again, the Apple CEO introduces… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher, Founders Fund Go In For $775K On ‘OpenTable For Stylists’ StyleSeat

    Ashton Kutcher, Founders Fund Go In For $775K On ‘OpenTable For Stylists’ StyleSeat

    OpenTable for hair stylists and other salon professionals StyleSeat is announcing a raise of $775K this morning, from enviable angel investors Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade, Founders Fund (!) and actress Sophia Bush. The round will be added on to the company’s previous $700K from another Valley “Who’s Who?” list of  investors including Jeff… Read More

  • It’s Bigger Than Ashton

    It’s Bigger Than Ashton

    If you weren’t paying attention to anything but important news today you might not have noticed that Ashton Kutcher had turned over his tweeting privileges to the social media division of his company Katalyst Media. “But why?,” you ask, because it’s late and you’re wasting time on the Internet even though you’re super busy or should be sleeping. Well… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher on Two and a Half Men and Angel Investment

    Ashton Kutcher: Good Investors Are On A Witch Hunt

    Tech investor Ashton Kutcher took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today to talk with TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington to talk about his investments and participation in the technology community. Interestingly enough, Kutcher’s art is actually imitating his life, he will be playing tech investor Walden Schmidt in CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” — Schmidt, like… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher Or Kevin Rose, Whose Tweets Are Worth More?

    Ashton Kutcher Or Kevin Rose, Whose Tweets Are Worth More?

    Whose tweets lead to more actual sales, Ashton Kutcher’s or Kevin Rose’s? The answer is not immediately obvious. Kutcher boasts 7.3 million Twitter followers to Rose’s 1.3 million, but a recent promotion run by design shopping site Fab.com suggests that raw numbers don’t always translate to more sales. Both Kutcher and Rose recently tweeted out a link that gave… Read More

  • Airbnb Has Arrived: Raising Mega-Round at a $1 Billion+ Valuation

    Airbnb Has Arrived: Raising Mega-Round at a $1 Billion+ Valuation

    According to several sources Airbnb is in the process of closing a whopper of a funding round: $100 million or more at a $1 billion-plus valuation. The round is being lead by Andreessen Horowitz, and includes participation from DST, say our sources. That’s a big increase from the company’s last funding round of $7.2 million, which included Sequoia Capital, Greylock, SV Angel… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher on Evolving as an Angel Investor

    Disrupt Backstage Pass: Ashton Kutcher On Why He Invested In Airbnb

    Ashton Kutcher started dabbling in tech startups a few years ago, but he is no longer a dabbler, as his his Disrupt interview with Charlie Rose last week made clear. Kutcher is an investor in a dozen tech companies, including Skype, Foursquare, Path, and Kevin Rose’s Milk. In this backstage interview with Sarah Lacy, he reveals that he is also an investor in Airbnb (whose CEO Brian… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Is A Real Man, For A Good Cause

    DNA, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s foundation for sex trafficking awareness, has launched its social media campaign this week, “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.” If you get past the absurdity of their ads (and they are absurd on so many levels) and visit the DNA Facebook page you’ll encounter some shocking statistics about the prostitution industry. For example, over… Read More

  • Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes 4chan And Twitter Creators

    This list is in. Time has released its annual Time 100 list, honoring the most influential people in the world. There are a lot of interesting names including Sarah Palin and President Obama, but let’s focus on the names from the tech sphere. Moot (the creator of 4chan), Jeff Bezos, The Twitter Guys, Sam & Dan Houser, Jack Ma, Robin Chase, Nathaniel Silver, Nandan Nilekani, and… Read More

  • Celebrities + Twitter + A Good Cause = A Retweet Explosion Tomorrow?

    The race between actor Ashton Kutcher and CNN to a million Twitter followers at first seemed to be little more than an exercise in online vanity. But then it transformed into a race to help out a cause, Malaria No More, in a meaningful way. But really, why does anyone need a race to do that? With that in mind, tomorrow, Kutcher, with his nearly 1.4 million followers, and Digg’s Kevin… Read More