The Andy Murray business ventures you didn’t know about

The tennis star also has a brain for business, it seems

This week tennis pro Andy Murray joined forces with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

His new role will be helping start-ups in the health, sport and wearable technology spaces. He will also be investing regularly in start-ups and other early-stage businesses through Seedrs.

Murray, who is worth a reported £40m, said: “I’ve always been interested in investment, and being able to get involved in an innovative way to help support British start-ups really appealed to me.

“Equally as important was working with people I trusted and who fully understood the huge responsibility of handling people’s money. I’m looking forward to working with Seedrs and the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.”

But what other business ventures has the sports star been involved in? Take a look…

Trademarks

He’s trademarked a ton of items, from underwear to teddy bears, and now he has a logo it looks like he’s considering starting his own brand.

He’s registered more than 100 items with the Intellectual Property Office – here’s a list of some of them.

Property

Murray owns a five-bedroom property with two double garages in Surrey, two apartments in Miami, and luxury hotel in Scotland, worth nearly £10m combined. See a breakdown.

Sponsorship deals

He dropped his £10m Adidas deal last year but now has a £15m deal with US sportswear brand Under Armour, among others such as Standard Life.

Columnist

He’s also a writer, as we found out last month, with a column for L’Equipe about having a female coach. He was praised and criticised for his feminist views. He said: “Have I become a feminist? Well, if being a feminist is about fighting so that a woman is treated like a man then yes, I suppose I have.” It’s worth a read over on his website.

Charity

He might not be making money from it, but Murray is also an ambassador for charities Malaria No More UK and wildlife charity the WWF.

 

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