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P2P money startup TransferWise takes $58 million Series C

P2P money transfer startup TransferWise Ltd has raised $58 million Series C in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz that included previous investors Sir Richard Branson, Valar Ventures, Index Ventures, IA Ventures, and Seedcamp. Founded in 2011 by two former Skype employees … Continue reading ?

Elon Musk vs. Richard Branson: The Race For Cheap Satellite Internet

Over four billion people don’t have Internet access. That’s more than half the population of Earth. How do we fix that? The answer lies over our head. Two billionaires are in a battle to create a network of tiny satellites that can bring cheap Internet access to the masses. Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner

After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane.

Take A Tour Of The World's First Virgin Hotel, Which Just Opened In Chicago

The first hotel by Richard Branson's Virgin Group is officially open for business in Chicago. It's the first in what the company plans to be a chain of hotels, with a second expected to open in Nashville in the summer of 2016 and a third in New York City by the fall of 2017. Show More Summary

Plenty more space in the closet

6 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

WHAT makes a hotel "female-friendly"? Richard Branson (pictured), a billionaire mogul who is no stranger to giving women the odd pick-me-up, claims to know. His boutique Virgin Hotels chain—the first one opened in Chicago last week—is, he says, designed with female business travellers in mind. Show More Summary

Virgin Hotels opens inaugural property in Chicago

Flashy business tycoon Sir Richard Branson has opened the doors to his first Virgin Hotels property in Chicago.

Larry Ellison Funds Endangered Wildlife Sanctuary in CA

Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder, is the latest businessman with deep pockets to join the likes of Sam Simon and Richard Branson in donating a ton of funds towards helping animals. Read More The post Larry Ellison Funds Endangered Wildlife Sanctuary in CA appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Satellite Internet: meet the hip new investment for Richard Branson, Elon Musk

The two moguls are backing competing networks to bring Internet to the underserved.

Elon Musk and Richard Branson invest in satellite-Internet ventures

Two space entrepreneurs — Elon Musk and Richard Branson — are adding satellites to their cosmic ambitions.

Virgin wants to launch 'world's largest' array of internet satellites

Remember doomed satellite internet provider Iridium? We're not sure Richard Branson does, as he and mobile chip giant Qualcomm are determined to help launch another internet satellite venture anyway. In his usual low-key style, Sir Branson declared t...

Richard Branson Considered Scrapping Virgin Galactic After Crash

Fatal crash made billionaire founder question whether it's "really worth it"

Billionaire Richard Branson welcomes twin grandchildren

It's double trouble for British billionaire Sir Richard Branson — who is now a grandfather to twins.

Richard Branson: Why Tim Cook Inspires Me

The Virgin founder says Apple's CEO was one of his biggest influences in 2014.

Want to know what Virgin Hotels will be like? Check out the membership program

Virgin Hotels won't launch its first property until January, in Chicago. But that isn't stopping the Richard Branson company from getting its membership program up and running, giving us a sneak peek at how the highly-anticipated property...Show More Summary

Branson’s Carbon War Room Merges with Think Tank

Carbon War Room, the global nonprofit organization co-founded by Virgin Group Chairman Sir Richard Branson, has merged with alternative energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute in an effort to combat climate change and accelerate demand and financing for low-carbon solutions that are technically feasible and cost effective today. Show More Summary

SpaceLife Jacket may be the closest you'll get to walking on the Moon

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Almost everybody will, at some point, have harbored a desire to travel into outer space. But it's unlikely any of us will achieve this goal, unless and until Elon Musk or Richard Branson deliver on their promises to make space travel much simpler and more affordable. Show More Summary

The Best Entrepreneurship Lessons From 'The Cobert Report'

Bill Gates, Richard Branson and other top entrepreneurs showed Stephen Colbert and his viewers they knew how to take a joke.

5 Leadership Lessons: Richard Branson on Leadership

The Virgin Way by Richard Branson takes us over very familiar territory. But then maybe that’s the point. While there is not much that is new, Branson has taken sound principles and demonstrated that – in practice – they work. He quotes...Show More Summary

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