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Andy Murray just invested in 3 start-ups

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British tennis ace Andy Murray has invested in three start-ups, including a virtual reality company, on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

The first investment is in London-based healthy eating chain Tossed, which is offering a 5.5 percent equity stake and has exceeded the £750,000 ($1.17 million) it is looking to crowdfund.

Trillenium, a company that builds virtual reality and 3D online shops, is Murray's second investment. The company is offering a 7.96 percent stake and has raised over £225,000 on Seedrs so far.

The final company Murray is backing is Fuel Ventures Fund, an investment fund founded by Mark Pearson, the entrepreneur behind MyVoucherCodes. The firm has so far raised £549,900 as part of its overall £30 million fund.

"The three businesses I've chosen to kick off my crowdfunding investment portfolio are all in areas of industry I find interesting," Murray said in a press release.

"Healthy eating is something I have to be passionate about as a sportsman, so Tossed was immediately one to consider, and the other two businesses are really pushing the boundaries of technology."

The investments come after Murray signed a strategic partnership with Seedrs and joined the crowdfunding platform's advisory board.

Murray joins a long list of celebrity investors including actor Ashton Kutcher and soccer player Gerard Pique.

Murray became the world number two for the first time since 2013 after beating world number one Novak Djokovic to win the Rogers Cup over the weekend.