• Ashton Kutcher explains the secret to getting him to write an investment check: You need to be a good enough at 'storytelling' to attract top talent

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Ashton Kutcher is a prodigious tech investor: He has a stake in companies like Uber and Airbnb, and has funded many more through his firm Sound Ventures.
    At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Kutcher explained what it takes for an entrepreneur to pique his interest in a pitch meeting.
    As an early investor in companies like Uber and Airbnb, Ashton Kutcher is used to entrepreneurs hitting coming to him, or at least his firm Sound Ventures, for some investment capital.
    At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Kutcher explained onstage the key to piquing his interest - and it largely has to...
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  • Ashton Kutcher hates cars, loves scooters

    Ashton Kutcher hates cars, loves scooters

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Ashton Kutcher and Effie Epstein discussed their investment strategy at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. With their VC fund Sound Ventures , they invested in Bird. While they are conflicted on this topic, Kutcher had a passionate answer about scooters.
    Here's a video of what he had to say:
    Ashton Kutcher: It's a better world if scooters like Bird take off TCDisrupt pic.twitter.com/xFZvT5zXmT
    - TechCrunch September 5, 2018
    I recommend listening to the video to hear how mad Kutcher was. But if you're at work, here's the main quote.
    “This is like the simplest one of them all in so much as nobody wakes...
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  • Denver, Austin & Miami are the top upcoming tech startup markets, says Sound Ventures

    Denver, Austin & Miami are the top upcoming tech startup markets, says Sound Ventures

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Ashton Kutcher's VC firm, Sound Ventures, believes there's opportunity for investment outside of Silicon Valley. Specifically, the firm pegs Denver, Austin and Miami as the most promising U.S. markets for tech startups and investing, outside of the large markets like Silicon Valley and New York, of course.
    According to Sound Ventures partner Effie Epstein, speaking on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 this morning, Boston is another great market for startups.
    She also noted that the firm has a couple of companies coming out of Miami now, and credited Seattle as being a possible...
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