Monday, June 06, 2011

Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane [TechCrunch]

Sign of the times

Well according to a very interesting piece in the New York Times by former TechCruncher Evelyn Rusli, they’ve both invested in Backplane, a new startup founded by Lady Gaga’s business manager Troy Carter.

Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures and Gaga have partnered up to finance Cartier’s still in stealth startup, with Gaga being a 20% shareholder. Tomorrow Ventures is leading the angel round, which is currently at over $1 million. It is not clear yet as to whether the round has closed.

Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane

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