5 Sportsmen who Invested in Startups

Virat Kohli (Cricket)

Currently hailed as one of the greatest cricketers of the modern world, Virat Kohli made his retirement plans well in advance with numerous investments. The Indian skipper evolved into one of the smartest players in the field with his quick thinking and decision making and in terms of off the field, he has invested in several businesses as well.

Major Investments:

FC Goa – His first investment where he also became the co-owner of ISL team, is FC Goa. Sources say that Virat owns less than 25 percent stake in the club.

SportsConvo – A London-based social networking tech startup where sports fans can meet and discuss their favourite sports and players.

Wrogn - A youth fashion brand that acts as a platform for graphic T-shirts, band collar shirts and lightweight denim jackets, chinos, foot-wears and jeans.

UAE Royals – A tennis team based out in Dubai which competes in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).