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Investments

55

Portfolio Exits

28

About QueensBridge Venture Partners

QueensBridge Venture Partners is a venture capital firm created by Nasir Jones (NAS) and Anthony Saleh. QueensBridge Venture Partners has a history of engaging in highly competitive and visible markets. Its collective experience has shaped its approach to investing by allowing them to quickly recognize and capitalize on key trends. Furthermore, by focusing on co-investment opportunities with leading venture capital funds and angel investors in Silicon Valley, QueensBridge hsa unique access to very attractive companies.

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1801 Century Park East Suite 1132

Los Angeles, California, 90067,

United States

310-553-3300

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Top 10 Celebrities Who are Investing in AI Startups

Sep 8, 2021

Top 10 celebrities of America, England, are investing in AI Startups who work on AI technologies. Artificial Intelligence  is one of the most disruptive technologies today, and it’s a wonderful way for businesses to meet their hyper-growth goals. AI is transforming organizations, industries, and people’s lives with a variety of applications in big data,  cloud computing ,  data analytics , and more. Several investors from across the world are interested in AI startups. The majority of AI startups in the best-funded and most promising independent startups are from the United States or China or England, with a few other nations represented. The benefits of AI are evident in a variety of areas in each of these important countries, but each country’s focus appears to be slightly different. Top celebrities are investing in  AI startups  nowadays. The top 10 celebrities, investing in AI startups are listed below. Joe Montana, American Football Player Joe Montana, a former NFL quarterback, has been on the board of Liquid 2 Ventures, a seed-stage firm, since 2015. Mike Miller, who co-founded Cloudant, a database service sold to IBM ( artificial intelligence ,  cloud computing -based company) in 2014, and Michael Ma, who co-founded TalkBin, a consumer feedback platform sold to Alphabet subsidiary Google in 2011, are among his partners. Within the first two years, the venture capital firm has invested in GitLab, Crowd Cow, Rappi, Captain401, and more than 90 additional AI startups  firms. Jay – Z, American Rapper While Beyonce has been in the spotlight recently, Jay-Z has been quietly at work. He was one of Uber’s first investors. Jay Z invested in the company’s Series B round in 2011 when it was only worth US$ 300 million. The company’s current market worth is estimated to be US$ 62.5 billion. Roc Nation, the rapper’s music and entertainment company has created a new business arm called Arrive to help smaller companies get off the ground. Ellen DeGeneres, American Comedian The comedian, presenter, actor, and entrepreneur are always on the lookout for fresh trends and businesses to invest in. The talk show presenter invested in music app chosen established the Heads-Up app and launched a digital network for content from online stars like Tyler Oakley through her Ellen Digital Ventures joint venture with Warner Bros. Ellen Digital Ventures serves as an umbrella brand for Ellen’s TV show, allowing her to reach people on the web, through social media, and through gaming. EllenTube and Ellen’s Dance Off were established by Ellen Digital Ventures. In 2012, Yahoo paid US$ 10 million for the firm, but not before talk show personality, Ellen DeGeneres put in an unknown sum. Kobe Bryant, American Basketball Player After a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, the former Lakers player retired from the NBA at the age of 37. He began his second profession as a venture capitalist at that time. Bryant partnered with investor Jeff Stibel to create a US$ 100 million technology fund. Since 2013, the two have made informal investments in 15 different firms. The US$ 100 million will be used to fund IT, media, and data firms over the next four years. Leonardo DiCaprio, American Actor DiCaprio’s financial portfolio is as lengthy and remarkable as the number of films on which he has worked. He’s also one of those actors that want to keep up with the latest technology. DiCaprio’s investment in MindMaze is the most recent in a long line of investments he’s made. Rubicon Global, a trash business, Qloo, a  data analytics  company, Casper, and LoveTheWild, a sustainable food company, are among his other ventures. MindMaze is a five-year-old Swiss company that focuses on virtual reality technologies for the healthcare business. The business received a US$ 100 million investment round in February 2016, valuing it at about US$ 1 billion, making it a so-called  AI startups  unicorn. Bono, Irish Singer-Songwriter Bono wears a lot of headgear. The Rise Fund was created by the singer-songwriter, philanthropist, and now entrepreneur. It’s a company that specializes in private equity investments. Last year, Bono partnered with TPG to launch the rising fund, which raised US$ 2 billion to focus on commercial initiatives with a social or environmental effect. Rapper Nas, American Rapper Nas is a successful angel investor who founded the venture capital firm Queensbridge Venture Partners. The business invests in a wide range of start-ups, including healthcare, financial technology, and Bitcoin. Queensbridge, a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, has invested in more than 40 start-ups in fields as diverse as financial technology, healthcare, and music production. His Queensbridge Venture Partners was an early investment in Ring, a digital firm that makes Wi-Fi cameras and doorbells. Will.i.am, American Rapper I.am+, the software business created by the multi-faceted artist and creative inventor, and a seven-time Grammy Award winner, earned US$ 117 million in venture investment in 2012. While the business began by focusing on consumer gadgets such as headphones, it has since expanded its search to include  artificial intelligence  products that recognize voices. Omega has been used to power an AI customer service chatbot since July 2017, and the business hopes to add a voice phone system soon. Elton John, English Singer-Songwriter AXA Strategic Ventures and Elton John have contributed US$ 6.5 million to Qloo, which touts itself as the cultural artificial intelligence data platform. Qloo looks into publicly available and open-source data to see whether there are any trends in consumer preference in areas including music, cinema, television, books, podcasts, consumer goods, fashion, eating, and travel. Ashton Kutcher, American Actor Ashton Kutcher has been investing in businesses long before it was fashionable. In 2009, he supported Foursquare and Skype, increasing his US$ 1 million investment in the video chat network when Microsoft purchased it. In 2011, Kutcher, Ron Burkle, and Guy Oseary formed A-Grade Investments, a venture capital firm. Kutcher is also a co-founder of Katalyst, a digital media, television, and film production business.

QueensBridge Venture Partners Investments

55 Investments

QueensBridge Venture Partners has made 55 investments. Their latest investment was in MedChart as part of their Series A on April 4, 2021.

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QueensBridge Venture Partners Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/19/2021

Series A

MedChart

$8.9M

Yes

3

4/27/2017

Seed VC - II

Propel

$4M

Yes

4

2/7/2017

Series A

Mass Appeal Media

$6M

No

3

3/7/2016

Series A

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$99M

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10

11/9/2015

Series A

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10

Date

4/19/2021

4/27/2017

2/7/2017

3/7/2016

11/9/2015

Round

Series A

Seed VC - II

Series A

Series A

Series A

Company

MedChart

Propel

Mass Appeal Media

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Amount

$8.9M

$4M

$6M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

4

3

10

10

QueensBridge Venture Partners Portfolio Exits

28 Portfolio Exits

QueensBridge Venture Partners has 28 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Wellframe on October 19, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/19/2021

Acquired

$99M

1

9/16/2021

Acquired

$99M

1

9/8/2021

Asset Sale

$99M

2

7/29/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

7/8/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/19/2021

9/16/2021

9/8/2021

7/29/2021

7/8/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Asset Sale

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

1

2

10

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QueensBridge Venture Partners Team

6 Team Members

QueensBridge Venture Partners has 6 team members, including current General Partner, Nasir Jones.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Nasir Jones

General Partner

Current

Dee Murthy

General Partner

Current

Anand Murthy

General Partner

Current

Ajay Relan

CX Partners

General Partner

Current

Anthony Saleh

General Partner

Current

Name

Nasir Jones

Dee Murthy

Anand Murthy

Ajay Relan

Anthony Saleh

Work History

CX Partners

Title

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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