It is 2019, and across India, there is a surge in the number of startups who are bringing unique value proposition to the market. Some startups are creating a tremendous impact on the Indian economy with their increasing footprints across different domains. Innovations and disruptions are the norms on which they have been able to build a new set of 21st-century business model to serve customers in a better way.
It’s a very exciting time to be a part of this new ecosystem. Some of these innovative startups are not only creating a new set of rules and games in the entire ecosystem but also they have been able to disrupt the old way of doing business by creating a new benchmark in how to do business.
It’s not surprising to see not only big VC’s but also some of the big names from Bollywood and Cricket are joining the bandwagon in this new ecosystem by investing in some of the innovative startups.
Let’s explore the list of 10 eminent celebrities who have invested in the current startup ecosystem.
Bollywood sensation Arjun Kapoor has very recently invested in a home food delivery startup from Delhi Foodcloud.
Arjun disclosed the reason that he wanted to be a part of empowering women by investing in foodcloud whose primary goal is to empower women through food delivery.
Priyanka Chopra has invested in a USA based dating app called Bumble, which is having more than 22 million users. Priyanka Chopra has also become the brand ambassador of the app.
Deepika Padukone has very recently invested in an innovative food-based startup drums food international, which is having a yogurt brand epigamia. It is an innovative food brand which is growing rapidly in the market with a solid distribution of its products through big outlets like reliance fresh and hyper city.
John Abraham is a fitness freak, and he has invested in a Mumbai based fitness-oriented startup Guardian healthcare, whose primary goal is to create a new culture of Fitness among today’s generation.
Shilpa Shetty has made the investment of around Rs 15 crores in a Gurgaon based startup Honasa consumer Pvt ltd. which is primarily focussing on baby care segment.
Hritik Roshan has invested in fitness-based startup cure.fit with an amount of Rs 6 crore for the rapid expansion of this fitness-based startup. Hritik is also the brand ambassador of this startup.
Virat Kohli has invested in Fitness based startup chisel, which is targeting young information technology-based workers with its technology-enabled workout. This Bangalore based startup is aiming to expand to 100 locations by the end of 2018 across India.
Sachin Tendulkar has invested in celebrity fashion firm universal sports biz Pvt. Ltd which collaborates with Movie and sports celebrities to co-create apparel brands.
MS Dhoni has invested in CARS24, which is an online marketplace for buying and selling cars.
Amir Khan has invested in furniture rental stirrup Furlenco, which is famous for Renting furniture & appliances and it claims to be India’s first online furniture rental company.