Bollywood stars including Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are building a portfolio of investments in start – ups. Ranging from real-estate developers to online retailers that could arouse the envy of angel investors and venture capitalists. Startups are the hottest thing in Indian economy, and backed by bollywood celebrities these startups brim with glamour.
Smart actors have been putting their moneys in startups. Celebrities like Salman Khan and AR Rehman, to Karishma Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and even Sunny Leone have either put in money or endorsed these products by becoming their brand ambassadors.
Salman Khan – Yatra.com, Being Human:
Salman Khan, has also invested in Yatra.com and contributed for the marketing campaign. The actor’s associated with the startup has certainly helped it to connect the crowd and enhance its brand value. Salman has 5 percent stake in this travel operation startup.
All of us know about his highly popular ‘Being Human’ brand of T-shirts and watches, which is also an online shop.
Hrithik Roshan – HRX:
Hrithik has started his own clothing line HRX dealing with casual and fitness wear. Now, we hear, that the brand has gained success online and motivated Hrithik to launch his second brand HRX Signature.
Amitabh Bachchan – JustDial, Ziddu:
JustDial had signed Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador in the fag-end of 2010. He was given 62000-odd shares at a price of INR 10 each and he was roped in for a period of three years.
Big B has also invested in Singapore-based global cloud storage service firm Ziddu. The seven-year-old startup offers free file hosting as well as secured cloud services for documents, photos, videos, and audio that can accessed from mobile or desktop across the world.
Karishma Kapoor – Babyoye.com:
Karishma Kapoor is the single largest individual shareholder in Babyoye.com, the e-commerce store for baby products
Ajay Devgn – Ticketplease.com:
Ajay Devgan, launched his entertainment and ticket online site in the year 2011. Tickets to movies, plays, sports and concerts are offered on the site along with some add-ons like chats, blogs, pictures and videos.
Madhuri Dixit – Goqii:
‘Dhak Dhak Girl’ Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Dr Shriram Nene invested in wearable fitness band called GoQii. Dr Shriram Nene is also serving as the Chief Medical Officer.
Shekhar Kapur, AR Rahman – Qyuki:
Shekhar Kapur and AR Rahman had launched their social media platform, Qyuki in 2012. Qyuki is positioned as a social media platform to engage Indian youth by showcasing new media content.
Sunny Leone – IMBesharam.com:
Sunny Leone is the face of the online adult store IMBesharam. It was launched on September 2012. The store sells a variety of products like adult toys, lingerie, adult products, sexy wear, sexy costumes, swim wear, footwear, party wear, lifestyle accessories and more.
Shilpa Shetty – Grouphomebuyers.com:
Shipla Shetty Kundra made it to the news by launching her classified real estate site in 2011. The site offers the best deal on the new and leading Indian residential sites.
Though Start up policy has been started to promote from Saturday by Government, many celebrities are supporting start – up from very before. Ticketplease.com is a platform, where you can get information about any event, movie, concert or drama happening in India. Ajay Devgan is connected to this foundation.
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