After mesmerizing everyone with stellar performances in Bollywood as well as Hollywood, the actress and singer Priyanka Chopra have embarked on a new journey. The ‘desi girl’ has recently funded the US-based coding education startup Holberton and the social media and dating app Bumble.
Priyanka Chopra on Thursday tweeted “A new chapter for me! I am so excited to partner with Bumble and Holberton School 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.”
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
According to The New York Times, “Priyanka Chopra had recently toured the office of her new invested company based in San Francisco, A school which uses projects and group learning instead of more traditional courses to tech software development.”
— Holberton School San Francisco (@holbertonschool) October 3, 2018
As per the reports, the investment is a part of an $8.2 million round of funding for a Holberton that closed in April and she will join the company as a board of adviser’s and will emphasize support for Holberton’s mission to educate people from underprivileged backgrounds.
— Bumble (@bumble) October 4, 2018
Priyanka Chopra has also invested in an online social and dating app Bumble founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd with the plan of promoting Bumble in India in the coming months.
In meetings with start-up founders and lined up future investments in between her hectic schedules, Priyanka said “I don’t want to just be one of those people who’re like, ‘Yeah, I want to be on the tech bandwagon — how are they making so much money? ’It’s not about that.”
Adding to this, she said, “She will invest heavily towards the companies with a social impact and the companies which are founded by women.”