If you think about it, Priyanka Chopra has had the best career graph, good enough for her to be hired in any sector! Her latest endeavour is to be an investor in a tech start-up Holberton School, a company that deals in coding education and Bumble, a dating and social media app. This is with a view to eradicating the lines of gender disparity that prevails in the tech industry.
On the same, Priyanka tweeted, "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!!" In her first project as the investor of the start-up, PeeCee toured the San Francisco, home to her portfolio company.
A new chapter for me! I am so excited to partner with @bumble and @holbertonschool as an investor. I’m honored 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!! pic.twitter.com/xBdC13XE0n
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) October 4, 2018
As per the New York Times, Holberton School uses projects and group learning as opposed to the traditional courses, to teach software development. She has invested a part of the whole $8.2 million funding for Holberton that closed in April. Priyanka will be joining the company's board of advisors. Her aim is to emphasise support for Holberton's mission to educate individuals who come from the underprivileged background.
In her interview with NY Times, Chopra added, "I don't want to just be one of those people who's like, 'Yeah, I want to be on the tech bandwagon -- how are they making so much money?' It's not about that." With this, she has joined the bandwagon of Hollywood celebrities, Ashton Kutcher and Leonardo DiCaprio, who have also funded tech start-ups. "Geeks are taking over the world. If they haven't already," she said.
With her wedding with Nick Jonas coming up and a string of probable projects in both, Bollywood and Hollywood, Priyanka has been juggling quite a lot of her schedule to make sure she's omnipresent! Move over, Radhika Apte?