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Founder of previous brand - Virgin Radio

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Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. His first successful business venture was at age 15, when he launched Student magazine. His next venture was a record mail-order business in 1970. Two years later, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores and rebranded as zavvi in late 2007.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Expa 3/2014Venture Round$50M16
Blaze 2/2014Seed$500k2
Clinkle 9/2013Seed$5M2
Hailo 12/2012Series B$30.6M9
Codecademy 6/2012Series B$10M6 3/2012Seed$1M3
Square 12/2011Series C$3M1



  1. Garrett Camp’s Expa Raises $50M To Build New Startups ( [edit]
  2. Bicycle Startup Blaze Pulls In Investment From Index Ventures And Sir Richard Branson ( [edit]
  3. A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up ( [edit]
  4. Uber Rival Hailo Reportedly Set To Close $30M Funding Round As It Expands In The U.S. ( [edit]
  5. Codecademy Plans Global Code-Teaching Expansion With $10M From Branson, Milner, Kleiner, Index, Union Square ( [edit]
  6. Sir Richard Branson & Flipboard Investor Jerry Murdock Put Nearly $1M Into MySocialCloud ( [edit]
  7. Sir Richard Branson’s Investment In Square Was $3 Million ( [edit]


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