It is none other than actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with her mother Vrinda K R who has invested Rs 1 crore in Bengaluru-based environment startup Ambee, which uses data to measure metrics like air quality.
Started in 2017 by automotive engineer Joshi, lawyer Jaideep Singh and data scientist Madhusudan Anand, the startup raised seed capital from Venture Catalysts. It is currently a part of accelerator TechStars’ India batch.
Well, this would be Aishwarya’s first known angel investment in a startup. There has been a mounting interest among Bollywood A-listers to back startups. As reported by a leading media house in May, Deepika Padukone has backed multiple startups already while wearable devices maker Goqii last month said Akshay Kumar invested in it.
We are happy that Aishwarya is taking a step towards being a venture capitalist. Are you too?