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2015-04-07

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh launches new start fund YouWeCan Ventures

Yuvraj has also been involved in sports based e-commerce.He is a brand ambassador of sports365.in.

In order to contribute to India’s start-up ecosystem and help the potential entrepreneurs, Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has launched a start-up fund, YouWeCan Ventures and planned to invest Rs 40-50 crore in the next 3 to 5 years.

Singh in an interview with Moneycontrol.com said, “I have spoken to a few friends and associates, we are looking to invest about Rs 40-50 crore in the next three to five years. If they are going to come on board — we are going to try and invest up to Rs 250-300 crore and see what opportunities we get in the market.”

Yuvraj has also been involved in sports based e-commerce; he is a brand ambassador of sports365.in, an online store focused on selling sports goods and fitness equipment. Yuvraj is also the brand ambassador for the sports brand Puma. Moreover, he was appointed as the brand ambassador of Ulysse Nardin watch in 2013.

When asked that whether Singh being a man of the tournament will be a good entrepreneur, he told Moneycontrol “I will be a good entrepreneur and I can help a lot of people who need the support. Young people have lot of big dreams and I had a big dream when I was growing up. So, if we have a good team and good people come to you, good work can happen.”

Yuvraj was signed by Microsoft to be a brand ambassador for the Xbox 360 video game console when it was launched in India in 2006. He appeared in advertisements for the console alongside Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Codemasters' cricket video game Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 was released with his endorsement in India, titled "Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007.”

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