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Ashton Kutcher to discuss his role as entrepreneur, investor in Silicon Valley


Hollywood's unofficial ambassador to Silicon Valley will be in New York next week to talk shop.

And we don't mean his new gig replacing Charlie Sheen on CBS' "Two and a Half Men."

Ashton Kutcher, who has 7 million followers on Twitter, will be interviewed onstage Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt by Charlie Rose, who will delve into the actor's role as a prolific entrepreneur and investor.

Three tidbits courtesy of TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington on the famous actor's tech cred:

-- Kutcher invested in Skype alongside Silverlake Partners and Andreessen Horowitz in 2009.

-- His portfolio as an angel investor includes high-profile bets such as Flipboard and Kevin Rose's Milk.

-- He has helped companies he has backed with their products, for example by advising Blekko CEO Rich Skrenta on Blekko's mobile offering.


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Photo: Actor Ashton Kutcher speaks during a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Nov. 4, 2010.Credit: Brendan McDermid/File/Reuters

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