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Ashton Kutcher and Effie Epstein to talk Sound Ventures at Disrupt SF

While many celebrities try to invest in the world of tech, very few do so successfully. And no one has proved their worth as celebrity-turned-VC more than Ashton Kutcher . That’s why we’re

Crowd Cow, offering ranch to table meats, picks up $8 million from Madrona, Ashton Kutcher

Most high-end restaurants don’t get their beef from the local grocery store. Well-regarded chefs and restauranteurs build relationships with small farms and family ranchers to procure what&#8217

How [and why] I invest in startups

A lot of people ask me how I choose to invest in startups. I'm not proactively funding at different stages. I'm proactively funding brilliant people trying to solve hard problems.

Ashton Kutcher plans to host an open dialogue on gender equality

Actor and startup investor Ashton Kutcher is gearing up to host a "live open dialog about gender equality in the work place and in tech in general." He plans to host it with fellow Sound Ventures part

Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures hires a new managing partner and COO

Sound Ventures, the venture firm founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, has hired a new managing partner and COO. Effie Epstein, who most recently led global strategy at Marsh & McLennan subsid

Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free Wi-Fi

Zenreach is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. Founder and CEO Jack Abraham said that Zenreach is "bringing the online and offline world together." Specifically, businesses

Google Docs for life sciences startup Benchling raises $7 million in growth funding from Thrive Capital

Benchling, a biotech company out of Y Combinator providing cloud-based software for researchers, tells TechCrunch it has raised $7 million in growth funding to continue creating tools to help the scie

As e-sports’ popularity explodes, betting needs to be regulated

Aurangzeb Durrani Contributor Aurangzeb Durrani is a former professional gamer and has been in the e-sports industry since 2006. He is currently the manager of international marketing for Kill Ping. M

Trim personal finance bot raises $2.2 million to save you money

Ever wonder how much you spend each month on Uber? The newly released Trim chatbot will tell you in a text. Trim also helps you manage subscriptions, set up spending alerts and check your bank balance

Duolingo Raises $45 Million Series D Round Led By Google Capital, Now Valued At $470M

Duolingo, the free language learning service co-founded by reCAPTCHA inventor Luis von Ahn, today announced that it has raised a $45 million investment round led by Google Capital. The company's previ

Ashton Kutcher And Guy Oseary Launch Sound Ventures, The Successor To A-Grade Investments

Most people probably know Ashton Kutcher for his success in television and film, but he's not-so-quietly also become a pretty successful investor in startups as well. So successful, in fact, that Kutc

For On-The-Go Clothes Stalking, The Hunt Releases An iOS App

To better serve a smartphone-happy user base that skews young and female, the fashion site <a target="_blank" href="https://www.thehunt.com/">The Hunt</a> has released its first iPhone app. The startu

Watch Ashton Kutcher Blow Kids’ Minds With Steve Jobs Quotes In “Smart Is Sexy” Speech

"The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap!" Ashton Kutcher passionately shouted advice at Nickelodeon viewers a

Ashton Kutcher And Josh Gad On The Making Of JOBS

On August 16, Steve Jobs biopic "<a target="_blank" href="http://jobsthefilm.com/">JOBS"</a> will hit theaters nationwide. The movie follows the story of a young Jobs deciding to start Apple, building

CityMaps Announces $1.5M In Additional Series A Funding From A-Grade Investments, Endeca’s Founder & Others

<a target="_blank" href="http://citymaps.com/">CityMaps</a>, a company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.techmeme.com/130725/p31#a130725p31">in the news this week</a> for a new version of its mobile

The Steve “jOBS” Biopic Will Finally Land In A Theater Near You On August 16

We've all been waiting restlessly for the release of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/29/inside-jobs/">the jOBS biopic</a>, starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, but dismay overtook us wh

Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Fund Raising At $100 Million Valuation

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Ashton Kutcher took the stage with Guy Oseary to talk about their A-Grade fund. Arrington started right away about a rumor that the fund is raising money at a $100 mill

Actor-Investor Ashton Kutcher To Talk A-Grade Fund, What He’s Into At Disrupt NY

Silicon Valley didn't believe in actor-investors, just a few years ago. Then Ashton Kutcher <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/technology/26ashton.html">stepped in</a> and star

Crowdsourced Shopping Site The Hunt Raises Additional $700K From Ashton Kutcher, Other High-Profile Investors

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.thehunt.com/">The Hunt</a>, a site that helps you find items to buy from photos posted on Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and elsewhere, is today announcing $700,000

Ashton Kutcher Was Hospitalized After Trying Steve Jobs’ Fruitarian Diet

Method actors are known to go to extreme lengths to understand the character they're portraying. Natalie Portman dropped a whopping 20 lbs to play a ballerina in Black Swan. Ashton Kutcher's prepar
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