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

May 16, 2011 |  5:47 pm


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