After turning singer and more recently, announcing a book, Priyanka Chopra is all set to don a new hat. The star has just announced that she’s now a tech investor... and we certainly didn’t see that coming.
Our homegirl will invest in Bumble, a dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd where women users initiate communication with matched male users. Often dubbed as ‘the feminist Tinder’, Bumble will be making inroads to India soon (single ladies tired of receiving unsolicited di*k pics on dating apps, rejoice). Priyanka will also invest in Holberton School, a coding education start-up whose mission is to educate people from underprivileged backgrounds. She was introduced to the world of tech investing by her manager, Anjula Acharia, who also doubles up as an angel investor.
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In an interview with The New York Times, the Quantico star said her focus would be skewed heavily towards companies founded by women, and companies with an element of social impact. This ties in perfectly with what Priyanka has stood up for, time and again. She has been a Unicef advocate for children since 2006, focussing mostly on developing nations. She recently visited Bangladesh to draw attention to the plight of the Rohingya refugees, spending time with kids at the refugee camps.
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When Mansur Ali, 12 yrs old, first came to the Child Friendly Space (CFS) at the Balukhali camp, he was only drawing scenes of bloodshed and violence. Helicopters shooting at him and his friends playing soccer... or his village and home being on fire with burning bodies all around him.. Today, his drawings reflect a more hopeful story, one we would like all these children to have. Since the #Rohingya children have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, they have been living in overcrowded camps with no real place that to call their own. Imagine a space that lets you forget your troubles and be a child again... even if its only for just a few hours a day. For the Rohingya children, over 300,000, in the camps in Bangladesh this is the only space that allows them to be kids. These Child Friendly Spaces created by @unicef give kids access to art, music, dance, sport, and counselling etc. The space has often proved to be very therapeutic, helping these kids deal with the horrific situations they faced.. the @unicef aid workers work tirelessly to make sure these children find their spirit again. It doesn’t matter where a child is from or what his or her circumstances are... NO child deserves a life without hope for the future. The world needs to care. We need to care. Please lend your support at www.supportunicef.org #childrenuprooted @unicef @unicefbangladesh
She also took fiancé Nick Jonas to Mumbai’s St. Catherine's orphanage after their roka ceremony in August. Priyanka has been visiting the orphanage for 12 years now and the duo delighted the children by taking turns to sing and dance.
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