Hip hop billionaire Jay-Z continues to make power moves in business.
For his latest business endeavor, the “4:44” rapper is teaming up with NFL players, including Bobby Wagner and Todd Gurley, to invest in Hungry’s $20 million Series B round, according to Forbes.
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However, this isn’t Hov’s first seat at this startup’s table. Last year, Hungry, which connects chefs with companies looking for catered meals, saw a hefty investment from Mr. Carter’s $85 million Marcy Ventures Fund. Since, according to reports, there’s an uptick in Hungry’s valuation, attracting additional interest from comedian superstar Kevin Hart.
“Hungry is leveling the playing field for chefs and giving them economic opportunities that they never had before. I’m a big supporter of what this business stands for,” Hart said.
Hungry was founded in 2016 by brothers Eman and Shy Pahlavani. With the help of Jay-Z, Hart, Wagner, and Gurley, the startup has now raised over $32 million. Other investors include Usher, restaurateur, Tom Colicchio; former Whole Foods co-CEO, Walter Robb; and more.
As we all know by now, from the looks of his ever-growing business portfolio, if Jay-Z never raps again, he’ll be just fine.