10 Celebrity Cricketers Who Have Invested in Tech Startups

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28-10-2020
Category :Ecommerce

How can we leave behind the cricketers when it comes to celebrities who invest in startups? Here is the list of famous cricketers who have invested in tech startups or turned entrepreneurs themselves.

Just in news is the Indian cricket team current captain, Virat Kohli who has just invested in Sportsbiz, a sports tech company that helps brands find the right sports sponsorship and marketing.

List Of Celebrity Cricketers Who Have Invested In Tech Startups- 

  1. Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, the famous former Indian cricket captain, has invested in Mumbai-based Samco Ventures. He has also invested in a cab aggregator VAOO that offers free rides to passengers when they view advertisements. Recently, he has invested in a power sector-focused startup Harmonizer India that delivers AI, ML and IoT-based energy-efficient solutions.

 

  1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the current Indian cricket captain co-owns the brand Wrogn that sells fashion clothing merchandise.

More recently, he has invested in a sports & entertainment-related agency SportsBiz.

Virat Kohli, along with his actress wife Anushka Sharma has invested in a Bengaluru-based technology-backed insurance startup, Digit Insurance.  

He has also invested in Chisel, a fitness startup that has a chain of gyms and fitness centers.

Virat has partnered with Hong-Kong consumer electronics company Zeeva to launch MuveAcoustics, the audio equipment company in India.   

Virat Kohli has invested in a London-based startup Sport Convo. This app connects the sports stars with their fans through social media.

 

  1. Yuvraj Singh

YouWeCan Ventures, the brainchild of Yuvraj Singh, a famous cricketer, had invested in health and wellness startup Vyomo, rebranded as Naturals@Home (now defunct).

He has also invested in EazyDiner, an online table reservation platform. Other than this, he has also invested in healthcare marketplace Healthians, automotive services marketplace startup Cartisan, online marketplace for private jets and helicopters JetSetGo, a tech-based booking platform for mini-trucks Moovo (now shut down) and many other startup incubators.

 

  1. M S Dhoni

The former Indian cricket team captain, M S Dhoni has invested in the business ledger app KhataBook. He has also invested in online used car marketplace Cars24. Apart from these, he has invested in Run Adam, an analytics-based platform that connects sports rookies with resources like coaches and sponsors.

 

  1. Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar, a cricket veteran has invested in Mumbai-based board games startup Binca Games.

 

  1. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, one of the Indian celebrity investors, has invested in Indian Tennis League, Indian Super League and in the hotel business. He also has a significant investment in Sportsbiz, a company that utilizes the power of AI and advanced analytics to help brands increase their sports marketing and investment for sponsorships. The God of Indian cricket, he has invested in an Internet-of-Things (IoT) company Smarton India. He has also launched a premium menswear brand True Blue in partnership with Arvind Fashion Brands Ltd.

 

  1. Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian cricketer and the present BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, has invested in Flickstree, an app that helps people to view films on the go.

 

  1. Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has invested in Sarva, a yoga studio chain.

 

  1. Anil Kumble

A former bowler in the Indian cricket team, Anil Kumble has launched his startup called Spektacom Technologies that helps to integrate innovation in cricket using advanced technologies.

 

  1. Robin Uthappa

Indian cricketer, Robin Uthappa has invested in HealthEminds, a Bengaluru-based healthcare startup. He had also invested in iTiffin, an online tiffin service enterprise (now shut down). 

Also, Harsha Bhogle, a famous cricket commentator, has invested in Chqbook, a Gurugram-based finance marketplace. It uses ML algorithms to match customer requirements and find the right lender.  

 

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