3 surprising money lessons I learned from Ashton Kutcher, the actor-investor who turned a $30 million fund into $250 million
Added 12-04-19 04:14:02pm EST - “During a recent keynote address, Ashton Kutcher said that asking "dumb" questions has been key to his success in Silicon Valley.” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “3 surprising money lessons I learned from Ashton Kutcher, the actor-investor who turned a $30 million fund into $250 million”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
We all know Ashton Kutcher was a heartthrob in the late '90s/early 2000s. Like so many others, I had a huge crush on the actor, plastering my locker with photo tear-out sheets from teen magazines.
Fast forward to the present, though, and grown-up Ashton Kutcher is a far cry from his role of Michael Kelso, the cute, dumb boy on That '70s Show.
The actor and venture capitalist has been investing for well over a decade, turning a $30 million fund into $250 million by investing in companies like Uber, Skype, Airbnb, and Spotify with his firm A-Grade Investments; he's also a co-founder and partner at Sound Ventures.
When I attended the QuickBooks Connect conference in the Bay Area in early November, he was one of the keynote speakers, and during that conversation with consumer tech expert Katie Linendoll, he shared anecdotes and insights about being a tech venture capitalist in Silicon Valley.
Kutcher's first piece of advice: Don't be afraid to sit in a room with people who know more than you and ask questions that might seem basic or just plain stupid.
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