While many celebrities attempt to invest on the planet of tech, very few make so successfully. And no-one has proved their price as superstar-modified into-VC bigger than Ashton Kutcher .
That’s why we’re fully overjoyed to host Ashton Kutcher and Sound Ventures associate Effie Epstein at TC Disrupt SF in September.
Kutcher first got into investing in 2011 with the open of A-Grade Investments. The agency invested in tall-name companies admire DuoLingo, FlexPort, ProductHunt, Airbnb, and Uber. In 2014, Kutcher, alongside his longtime friend and associate Guy Oseary, started a brand original VC agency referred to as Sound Ventures.
Since open, Sound Ventures has made fifty three investments and led six rounds of financing, with portfolio companies at the side of Gusto, Vicarious, Robinhood, Lemonade, and Acorns.
And in 2017, Sound made one more funding within the win of Effie Epstein. The agency triggered Epstein as managing associate and COO, with Kutcher telling TechCrunch: “Effie has a deep working out of industry and fiduciary duties. She furthermore has a multidisciplinary background which makes her a dwelling bustle for mission. The backside line is she is any person I could well perhaps love to work for.”
Before becoming a member of Sound, Epstein led world technique at Marsh & McLennan subsidiary Marsh. Sooner than Marsh, she served as SVP of planning and head of Investor Family members at iHeartMedia, and forward of that she labored in industry construction at Obvious. Epstein furthermore labored in funding banking within the facility sector and has an MBA from Harvard Commercial College.
In diverse phrases, Epstein brings a multi-disciplinary ability to Sound, which is venturing beyond consumer tech into financial services and products, insurance tech, enterprise, govtech and medtech sectors.
This gained’t be Kutcher’s first mosey-round at Disrupt. He spoke at Disrupt NY in 2013, appropriate because the arena was first hearing about Bitcoin. We’re enraged to revisit the matter of cryptocurrencies and so noteworthy extra with Kutcher and Epstein, and discuss their funding thesis nice looking forward.
Tickets to Disrupt SF come in here.