Tech-Obsessed Ashton Kutcher Joins SB Nation's Advisory Board

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Jim Bankoff, chairman/CEO of SB Nation, just announced via Twitter that Ashton Kutcher has joined the sports site’s board of advisors.

He writes:

“Proud to welcome @aplusk as our latest @sbnation advisor. A sports and gadget fan with great ideas. cc: @thisismynext @Official_WCG @bhgp

Kutcher confirms via Twitter:

“happy to be a part of the @sbnation team @Bankoff

A source close to the company says the company is paying Kutcher some stock options and that he is adding value to SB Nation beyond his high-profile name. 

“He’s been really helpful in making intros, brainstorming partnerships and even recruiting some talent (on the sports side),” says the source.

For Kutcher, the benefit is clear: he gets awesome stock options.

Kutcher is also an investor in numerous startups, such as Fab and Fashism.  Kutcher says he looks for 6 things before he backs a company, so SB Nation must have fit the bill.

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