Ashton Kutcher

Co-Founder, A-Grade Investments, Sound Ventures, and Thorn; Board Member, New America

Ashton Kutcher currently stars in the Netflix original series, The Ranch. He also serves as Executive Producer. Until 2015, Kutcher starred in the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men. The show ranked as the second most-watched comedy on all of network television.

In 2011, Kutcher co-created a venture fund, A-Grade Investments, with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary. To date, A-Grade has invested in multiple tech companies including Airnbnb, Spotify, Uber, Flexport, Oscar Health, Warby Parker, Nextdoor and Houzz. In 2014, Kutcher and Oseary founded another fund – Sound Ventures, which has invested in Gusto, Vicarious, Robinhood, Lemonade, Acorns and more.

Kutcher has been named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and honored by Vanity Fair as part of their New Establishment List, which identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies and entrepreneurs. Twice, Kutcher was named one of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful Celebrities,” as well as one of Fast Company magazine’s “Most Creative People.”

Kutcher is also the co-founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children ( Thorn drives technology innovation to fight the sexual exploitation of children.