We blame Ashton Kutcher. Ever since the actor invested in a bunch of hot Silicon Valley startups, other celebrities have twigged that providing seed funding may be a suitable way to invest and multiply their earnings. Justin Bieber is the latest to join the flock, with Mashable reporting that he’s been hanging around with VCs, and will imminently make his first angel investments. Its story reminds readers of a quote from Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun earlier this year about plans to do just this, working with Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter. “For all of you young entrepreneurs out there watching, if you have a brilliant idea, Troy and I will combine the powers of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Give us a large piece of equity. I realized that the power our artists have created for themselves on Facebook, on Twitter on YouTube are very, very valuable for launching these platforms.” Source: Mashable

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