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Ashton Kutcher And Guy Oseary Launch Sound Ventures, The Successor To A-Grade Investments

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Most people probably know Ashton Kutcher for his success in television and film, but he’s not-so-quietly also become a pretty successful investor in startups as well. So successful, in fact, that Kutcher and investment partner Guy Oseary have convinced a group of limited partners to put money into a new fund called Sound Ventures.

Tonight at SXSW, Kutcher and Oseary are launching the new fund with a party at the Copper Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Austin. By doing so, those two Hollywood types hope to show that they’re serious about investing in tech companies.

Of course, Kutcher and Oseary aren’t new to that game. Through A-Grade Investments, they put money into such high-flying tech startups as Uber, Airbnb, and Spotify. They’ve also seen exits through the acquisition of investments such as Nest, SmartThings, and Socialcam, among others.

But that was mostly seen as a hobby for the two…

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