New Delhi: While celebrities can endorse several things starting from a shampoo brand to that of a toothpaste — which in reality they never ever dread to use — here is something that power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma did out of their real conviction, it is being said. They have invested Rs 2.5 crore to a startup just because they were fascinated by the idea. According to reports, another Rs 2.5 crore was brought through as investment vehicle. Also Read - Indian High Commission In New Zealand Hosts Reception For Virat Kohli and Co. | WATCH VIDEO
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Digit is an insurance startup. It was started by Kamesh Goyal and is backed by Canada-based Fairfax Group. The company says that within two years of its operations, it now has a customer base of five million and it has achieved close to $300 million of annualised premium. Also Read - Anushka Sharma Amps Her Glamarous Look in Thigh-high Slit Bronze Dress And we Are Left Smitten by Her Hot Look
Virat and Anushka jointly hold 0.25 per cent of the shares in the company.
Sports celebrity management firm Cornerstone Sports LLP, which looks after Kohli’s business interests, also invested Rs 1 crore in the company, said reports. The post-money valuation of the company stood at $870 million. Kohli has backed the London-based social media startup Sport Convo, an app that was launched to bridge the gap between sports stars and fans.