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Founder @
26 Investments in 20 Companies
July 18, 1950
Virgin Islands

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Sir Richard Branson is Founder of the Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most irresistible brands and has expanded into many diverse sectors from travel to telecommunications, health to banking and music to leisure. Through more than 100 companies worldwide, Virgin employs approximately 60,000 people in over 50 countries.

Branson has challenged himself with many record breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon journeys and becoming the oldest person to kitesurf across the Channel. He has described Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, as being “the greatest adventure of all”.

Since starting youth culture magazine Student aged 16, Branson has found entrepreneurial ways to provoke positive change in the world. In 2004 he established Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, which tackles tough social and environmental problems and strives to make business a force for good..

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Aug 12, 2005 - Current   (about 11 years)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2016$30M / Series CPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$61.2M / Series CPersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$19M / VenturePersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$28M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$62.75M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$6.4M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$30M / Series C (Lead)Personal Investment
Jun, 2015$500M / Series A
Jan, 2015$30M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$58M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Dec, 2014$25M / Series CPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$30M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$15M / Series CPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$21M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$25M / Series BPersonal Investment
May, 2014undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
May, 2014$13M / Series BPersonal Investment
May, 2014$30M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$50M / VenturePersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$5M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2012$30.6M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$10M / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2011$3M / Series C (Lead)Personal Investment

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