Ashton Kutcher, Dwolla founder Ben Milne and discussed the move in the PrairieCast and the actor announced his intention to talk business in his home state.
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) April 10, 2012
Rumours of Kutcher’s involvement with Dwolla have been around since February at least and this announcement adds to his portfolio, but the amount of money his company A-Grade Investments added to the $5m round remains undisclosed.
Kutcher, more usually known for his career as an actor and marriage to actress Demi Moore, has a long history of investment and wise decision making. To date his investments have included Amen, StyleSeat, Votizen, Chloe+Isabel, Gidsy, Airbnb, Airtime, AeroFS and Fab. That’s not a bad portfolio to watch.
Having a famous name on board for any company is a boost to its profile. No doubt Dwolla are hoping that Kutcher’s business sense thus far will mark them as a success about to explode. The company seems pleased, stating on its Facebook page “We are happy to welcome A-Grade Investments to our family!”