Deepika Padukone became a startup investor by making an undisclosed investment in Drums Food International, the parent company of flavoured greek yoghurt brand Epigamia. The investment is a part of Epigamia’s recent Rs 182 crore Series C funding round, and has been made through KA Enterprises LLP, a corporate entity wholly-owned by Deepika Padukone.
Actor Arjun Kapoor announced his investment in Delhi-based home food delivery company Foodcloud.in, which aims to empower women.
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty invested an undisclosed amount in Pune-based health and wellness startup SQUATS in May. Along with the actor, the startup will be initiating a movement to make 50 million people fit and create one lakh jobs in the fitness space.
Bollywood star Malaika Arora also backed a Mumbai-based fitness startup called SARVA last month. The actress participated in the $6-8 million funding round with other marquee investors including pop icon Jennifer Lopez, former American baseball shortstop Alex Rodriguez, and branded fitness platform Zumba.
In 2018, when US-based dating app Bumble announced its entry into India, Priyanka Chopra not only invested in the app but also became its brand ambassador. She is also an advisor to the female-centric app that is available in both English and Hindi on iOS and Android.
When it comes to baby and mother care products, babyoye.com is easily one of the leading names in this branch of ecommerce. And the startup, which claims to be a one-stop-shop for Indian parents, counts among its investors names such as Accel Partners and Tiger Global. But there is another starry addition to this list – Indian actress Karisma Kapoor. With a 26 percent stake in the company, the ’90s icon is believed to be the single largest individual shareholder in Babyoye.com.
7.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The latest tinsel town celeb to don the investor’s hat is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The actress, along with her mother Vrinda KR, invested in Bengaluru-based environmental intelligence startupAmbee last year. She was reported to have pumped in a little more than Rs 1 crore in the startup, according to filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).
a popular fan-favorite of Bollywood fanatics, has become well-known in the entrepreneurship community for investing in Ziddu, a Singapore-based cloud services organization. With prior experience in tech investments along with JustDial, the veteran actor invested approximately USD250,000 in the company during the year of 2015.
India’s star tennis player a few years ago, has retired from the sport to the world of investments. Recently, he made headlines when he invested in Sports365, a startup that focuses on sport and fitness products. He also owns a production house along with his wife, Lara Dutta, and a sports management company named Globosport as well. He is now serving as the director of the firm of Sports365, an e-commerce sports-based startup.
He is known for his role as the hero of the popular Bollywood franchise Singham, has also dabbled in the startup economy by launching Ticketplease, one of the nation’s first ticket booking portals. It was aimed to be a one-stop ticketing service for various entertainment industries, including concerts, movies, plays, and so on. While Ajay Devgn promised to keep in touch with the customers via the company’s blog, it was shut down after four posts.