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In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, photo, former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps poses for a portrait while attending the Quickbooks Connect conference as a featured speaker in San Jose, Calif. Phelps is looking for his next golden opportunity in business after retiring from his sport as the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He thinks he might find it in Silicon Valley, joining a growing list of athletes and entertainers trying to build upon their fortunes in a technology-driven area teeming with geeky millionaires. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Michael Phelps might try his hand at investing in Silicon Valley


Different strokes for different folks. Or in this case, for the same folk. Who would have thought Michael Phelps would be interested in Silicon Valley?

Well, it looks like the most decorated Olympian of all time is ready to take the plunge. The Associated Press caught up with Phelps at an Intuit software conference, where he expressed his desire to potentially invest in technology. 

"I would love to get involved, whether it's in a couple little startups here and there, take a little risk, have some fun and see where it goes," Phelps said.

For now, Phelps isn't providing any details about what he is going to do, though he says he has been getting advice from venture capitalists and other experienced investors in Silicon Valley startups.

Getting into tech investing would be a new direction for Phelps, whose business experience to date consists mostly of his own line of swimwear and endorsement deals with the likes of Under Armour, Visa, and Wheaties.

Besides investing in tech, Phelps has been in the news investing in his son's future.

A few on social media have offered Phelps a helping hand. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Michael Phelps might try his hand at investing in Silicon Valley

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