After singer, Priyanka Chopra branches out as a start-up investor

Actor Priyanka Chopra is all set to board on a new “chapter” as an investor in tech start-up Humberto School, a coding education company, as well as in dating and social media app Bumble.

The actor took to the Twitter and wrote on Thursday. “A new chapter for me! I am so excited to partner with Bumble and Holberton School as an investor. I’m honoured 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,”

With this investment, Priyanka joined the bandwagon of celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio, who have invested in tech start-ups too.

The investment has been done in order to change the tech industry’s gender disparity.

As a start-up investor in her first venture and Priyanka recently toured the San Francisco home of her new portfolio company which uses projects and group learning instead of more traditional courses, to teach software development, according to The New York Times.

Priyanka’s investment in Holberton is part of a USD 8.2 million round of funding for Holberton that closed in April. She will join the company’s board of advisers and will help in supporting Holberton’s mission to educate people from underprivileged upbringings.

 “I don’t want to just be one of those people who’s like, ‘Yeah, I want to be on the tech bandwagon — how are they making so much money?’ It’s not about that,” Priyanka was quoted as saying from the Hindustan Times.

However, the amount of the transaction is still unknown.

Her second investment is in Bumble, a dating and social media app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd. Priyanka plans to help promote Bumble’s launch in India in the coming months.

Recently, the actress grabbed the eyeballs after her engagement to American singer Nick Jonas. The duo reportedly has been seen together exploring the scenic beauty of Rajasthan.

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