Not just being a tennis star that has won the US Tennis Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013, Andy Murray the world number two tennis player has also been investing in virtual reality (VR) , through equity crowd funding business Seedrs.
Fortune.com reports that Murray, who joined Seedrs advisory board in June, has invested in three different companies, Tossed, a London-focused salad, wraps, and smoothies restaurant chain, Fuel Ventures Fund, a technology investment fund set up by the founder of Myvouchercodes.co.uk and Trillenium a tech company that builds 3D shops for online retailers to use on VR platforms. Trillenium has already built prototypes for UK based fashion retailer ASOS using the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD)and Google Cardboard VR headsets, as well as 3D software Unity.
In a statement Murray said: “I’m excited to be investing in these driven entrepreneurs and their businesses on Seedrs. It’s important to me that I back people who I believe have the same dedication, hunger and professional standards as myself and always strive to be their best.”
Murray added: He added, “The three businesses I’ve chosen to kick off my crowdfunding investment portfolio are all in areas of industry I find interesting. Healthy eating is something I have to be passionate about as a sportsman, so Tossed was immediately one to consider, and the other two businesses are really pushing the boundaries of technology.”
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