In the seemingly saturated startup world, YPlan is getting some notice. The London-based maker of an app for finding concerts and other events nearby has raised $13.7 million, including backing by celebrity-turned-nerd Ashton Kutcher, who has invested in Twitter and Uber, among others.
Lenovo Group Ltd. is turning to actor Ashton Kutcher, fresh off a film on Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, amid the company’s efforts to boost its brand as it expands from computers into smartphones and tablets.
“Two and a Half Men” actor Ashton Kutcher is set to play Steve Jobs in the film “Jobs ,” with production to begin in May, Variety reported, without citing its sources. Bloomberg’s Trish Regan reports on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Twitter Inc.’s initial share sale is poised to generate riches for its founders and venture investors -- as well as celebrities from Richard Branson to Ashton Kutcher and a host of lesser-known backers who bet early on the microblogging service.