Switzerland-based human computing interfaces startup MindMaze has attracted an investment from none other than Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also joining the company's board of advisers. The investment is being made as part of a new round of funding that hasn't closed, and the amount of money DiCaprio is investing wasn't revealed as part of the announcement.MindMaze was founded in 2012 with the goal of finding new ways to capture brain activity, and initially focused on medical applications, including rehabilitation after...
Leonardo DiCaprio has spent nearly his entire career at the pinnacle of Hollywood, and he remains a uniquely captivating talent, able to woo audiences, critics and studio heads while turning even unlikely, auteur-driven projects into global hits. The rare A-lister who’s never headlined a sequel, DiCaprio has consistently taken risky roles that are rewarded by his unassailable drawing power at the box office.
While he’s been in demand for as long as he’s been in the public eye, DiCaprio avoided the pratfalls of other young stars by working with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino, choosing challenging films that routinely break the blockbuster mold. A fearless actor who finally received the Academy recognition he was long denied, DiCaprio continues to boast a magnetic presence both on and off the screen.
Among his next projects: he will reteam with Scorsese for a film adaptation of the true-crime thriller “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” and he is also on board a TV-series adaptation of the Tom Wolfe book “The Right Stuff” for National Geographic. Paramount also won a seven-figure bidding war for DiCaprio to produce and star in a Leonardo da Vinci biopic based on a Walter Isaacson book.
Born in Los Angeles, DiCaprio was only 18 when he earned a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his breakout performance in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” He became a global phenomenon after starring in 1997’s “Titanic,” which was the first film to break $1 billion at the box office. Across his prolific career he’s turned in acclaimed performances with the likes of “The Aviator” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” In 2016, the five-time nominee won his first Academy Award for “The Revenant.”