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Las Cruces: This Hotel Is Getting Ready to Host the Virgin Galactic Space Passengers

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Sir Richard Branson's recreational space travel company, Virgin Galactic, is real and it's really happening, with flights expected to happen next year. (They were supposed to take off in 2010 and then in 2013 but this is space travel...Show More Summary

British Celebrities Call For Drug Law Reform In UK

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Russell Brand, Sting, and Sir Richard Branson were among those calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to change current drug laws.

5 Tips to "Teach" Entrepreneurship to Students

Okay, you can't really "teach" entrepreneurship. It's an experience, not so much a content-area like history. As Sir Richard Branson put it in a recent interview about implementing enterprise culture at schools, "The best way of learning...Show More Summary

Sushi Lunch Is Served In The Pool On Richard Branson's Island

Please enable Javascript to watch this video In addition to the beautiful views, the luxury accommodations and the tasty cocktails, guests of Sir Richard Branson's extremely upscale, private island can enjoy, there is perhaps one aspect...Show More Summary

The Fabulous Life Of Sir Richard Branson

It's got to be fun to be Richard Branson. Since founding his record label in the 1970s, he's launched more than 400 businesses with the Virgin Group, exploring pretty much every industry you could imagine: airlines, hotels, mobile-phone...Show More Summary

Branson, Thiel, and others bet $25M on Transferwise money transfer platform

Not only does the low-cost international money transfer startup Transferwise have some very cheeky “anti-bank” TV ads, it now has the backing of super-investor Peter Thiel and super-entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson behind it. Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Index Ventures, Branson, and …

Now Backed By Sir Richard Branson, TransferWise Raises $25M For Cheaper Money Transfers

London-based TransferWise has closed a new round of funding. It’s raised a further $25 million, adding Sir Richard Branson as a backer, along with existing investors, including Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, IA Ventures, Index Ventures, TAG (Robin Klein and Saul Klein), and Kima Ventures. Read More

Sir Richard Branson is a keen chess player!

Sir Richard Branson: While my favourite sport is kitesurfing, closely followed by tennis, I think chess may just be the best game in the world. It combines the greatest aspects of many different sports – tactics, planning, bravery and...Show More Summary

U.S. Government Gives Virgin Galactic Permission To Start Planning Space Flights

Strap on your jetpacks and shine up your moon boots, because we’re going to space, y’all. Maybe not this minute or even this year, but if you can dream it, you can achieve it. At least if you’re super rich Sir Richard Branson and the U.S. government just told you you can start planning space flights. Branson’s Virgin Galactic has … [More]

Indiegogo adds a few celebrity investors to its $40M round

2 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Indiegogo, the crowdfunding marketplace popular with hardware projects, has added some celebrity investors including Sir. Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, to its $40 million round announced in January. Other well-known names include Pay Pal Founder Max Levchin; Maynard Webb, the chairman of Yahoo; Tim […]

Indiegogo Pulls In Additional Investment From Max Levchin, Sir Richard Branson And Others

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Following a massive $40 million Series B, Indiegogo has just announced it has secured additional investments from Sir Richard Branson, Max Levchin, Megan Smith, and Maynard Webb. Additional investors include Dan Benton, Tim Draper, Dawn Lepore, and Hans Morris. Read More

The Crowdfunding Site Indiegogo Raises A New Round From Richard Branson, Max Levchin, And Others

After landing a $40 million Series B round back in January, the crowdfunding site Indiegogo just raised another investment from a group of high-profile techies, including Virgin's Sir Richard Branson, Google X's Megan Smith, PayPal cofounder Max Levchin, and Maynard Webb, eBay's former COO. Show More Summary

Mountain View: Virgin Looks to Start-Up a Hotel in Silicon Valley

2 months agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Virgin Hotels are still working away on their first hotel in Chicago, four long years after Sir Richard Branson hinted to us there would be a Virgin Hotels brand, but the new locations are starting to populate. Most recently, the brand announced plans for Nashville along with NYC and with Dallas, LA, Miami, and London on the horizon. Show More Summary

BitPay raises $30M in funding from Index Ventures, Sir Richard Branson

2 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

BitPay, the Atlanta-based bitcoin payment processor, claims to have raised more than any other bitcoin startup — $32.7 million — after a new round of venture funding. The company announced today that it raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures, which has also invested in […]

Richard Branson: Banking As We Know It Is In The Midst Of An Enormous Change

Atlanta-based Bitcoin payments processor Bitpay has reportedly raised $30 million from a bunch of investors, including Sir Richard Branson. It's the largest funding round a Bitcoin company has ever produced. As of December 2013 Bitpay...Show More Summary

BitPay Raises $30M in Series A Led by Index Ventures

BitPay has announced a Series A funding round of $30M (€22M), led by Index Ventures, with participation from Horizons Ventures, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, RRE Ventures, TTV Capital, Sir Richard Branson, and AME Cloud Ventures.Show More Summary

Virgin Limited Edition Makes Giving Back Easy With Pack for a Purpose Program

Kasbah Tamadot, Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat, is no doubt a refuge for the ultra-wealthy, as rates for low season range between USD $585 a night to a little over USD $3,000 per night for the three-bedroom Master Suite. Morocco on the ot... via

Richard Branson Wants to Build a Plane That Can Go From New York to Tokyo in 'Less Than an Hour'

The billionaire entrepreneur says supersonic flight is "definitely doable." In an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday, billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson said he believes in the future he could get a plane from New...Show More Summary

New York To Tokyo In Under An Hour? Sure, Says Virgin Galactic’s Billionaire Branson

Because he’s got piles of money to sit around on and think about such things, billionaire Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson says there could be a day when people are able to fly commercially from New York to Tokyo in an hour. We’re all gonna be astronauts! While you could not pay me enough money to get involved in … [More]

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