San Francisco-headquartered ridesharing startup SideCar, which competes with on-demand car services like Uber and Lyft, announced this morning it has raised an additional $15 million in funding. The new round comes from existing investors...Show More Summary
Decision-making is colored by emotion. Some, like Sir Richard Branson, admit to this openly when they say, "I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics." Others claim great pride in quantitative assessments...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Virgin Money [NRTRK.UL], the British financial services company partly owned by Sir Richard Branson, is in talks over a possible 2 billion pound ($3.32 billion) stock market listing as early as next month, Sky News reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. Show More Summary
Sir Richard Branson has a wake up call to the world warning that the ocean needs to be better cared for before it’s too late. Read More The post Richard Branson: ‘It’s Time to Look After the Ocean’ appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Doctor on Demand, the service that lets you video connect with a U.S. physician on Android and iOS for $40, closed a $21 million Series A round led by Venrock, Shasta Ventures and angel investor Sir Richard Branson. With the announcement, Doctor on Demand is available as a web-based app on desktops computers. Read More
Check out this moving anti-rhino PSA narrated by British business magnate Sir Richard Branson, and featuring cameos by Chinese celebrities Jackie Chan, Yao Ming, and more. This is one of the more stirring ones we've seen. [ more › ]
Photo credit: WildAid Ambassadors Sir Richard Branson and Yao Ming "When the buying stops, the killing can, too." WildAid's mantra, translated into Chinese, has permeated China's culture and society - a remarkable achievement in the mission to stamp out the US$10 billion illegal wildlife trade. Show More Summary
In an interview with our big bro, Conde Nast Traveler, Sir Richard Branson was asked if there were any new ideas he'd been kicking around for his airlines. His response, on the surface, was seemingly directed at improving family travel: "I would love to introduce [a] kids' class," Branson said. Show More Summary
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
Russell Brand, Sting, and Sir Richard Branson were among those calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to change current drug laws.
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
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
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 …
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: 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
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]
The new investors include Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson.
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 […]
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