It appears Amanda Crew’s role as an investor on “Silicon Valley” has inspired her real life ambitions.
Crew, who plays Monica Hall on the series, has become an investor in an all-female media company. The company is called NetworkBe and it launched on Tuesday. It is a multi video and social network aimed at women.
For Crew, the role on the show inspired her to support women in business. “I was instantly drawn to NetworkBe’s ability to elevate lives through humor and thought-provoking, meaningful content. NetworkBe is connecting like-minded, independent women around the world and I want to be a part of this change,” Crew told Variety about investing in the company.
Wendy Sweetmore, the company’s founder, used to be the senior executive at Mark Burnett/MGM. She founded NetworkBe in order to better serve women between the ages of 28-55. The network boasts over 500 episodes of original, female oriented content across its three channels, “Be Inspired”, “Be You” and “Be Amused”.
“This network is a place that will not only offer great programming, but a supportive and authentic community to connect with. Our programming offers a diverse take on a wide range of topics that resonate with women’s busy lives and inspires conversation, that’s what sets us apart from other networks,” Sweetmore said about her company.