Priyanka Chopra who is known to be more than breaking the glass ceiling, recently added another feather to her cap. The actress who has become an investor in two technology-based companies recently begun a new chapter in her life which will strive to expand gender diversity in the tech space and make some social impact. It seems that the actress has added herself to the queue of celebrities investing in tech start-ups.
In an extensive interview with New York Times, Priyanka said, “You just hang out and you’re learning. It’s amazing. Geeks are taking over the world. If they haven’t already.” Taking to her Instagram the actress wrote, “A new chapter for me! I am so excited to partner with @bumble and @holbertonschool as an investor. I’m honoured to join two companies that strive to expand gender diversity in the tech space, and make a social impact for the greater good… let’s do this!!”
Priyanka who will be investing in the dating and social media app Bumble which founded Whitney Wolfe Herd and PeeCee will be helping in launching the dating app in India in the coming months. Her other technology-based coding education company Holberton School. According to NY Times, “The campus resembles a WeWork more than a school, with open-plan rows of desks, decorative neon lights and meeting rooms named after famous people. The school uses projects and group learning instead of more traditional courses, to teach software development.”
Priyanka was introduced to the technology world by her manager Anjula Acharia.
In the film world, Priyanka has been shooting for the upcoming film The Sky Is Pink featuring Farhan Akhtar. She has also signed up for the Hollywood film Cowboy Ninja Viking co-starring Chris Pratt.
FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW :
Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in five categories.