Jared Leto Dishes On His Favorite Tech Investment


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TechCrunch caught up with actor and singer Jared Leto today backstage at BoxWorks, the annual confab focused on Box’s enterprise file storage service. Leto had just taken part in the event’s keynote, which stretched north of two hours.

Why would Leto, who won an academy award in 2013 for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, take part in a technology conference? Simply put it’s somewhat standard stomping grounds for the Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman. Leto claims dozens of investments into young companies, and is the founder of several firms himself.

While Leto is mostly known for his work in entertainment, he has also put money into Surf Air, Zenefits, and Wish. His best investment? According to Leto, Nest, a company that Google picked up for $3.2 billion.

I hadn’t been aware that Leto was involved with Nest in any capacity. In fact, Leto’s CrunchBase profile lists only four investments…

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