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Richard Branson


Mr. Richard Branson is the Founder of Virgin (London). He serves as Partner at Metric Capital Partners. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Investor at Virgin Australia Airlines. He also serves as Partner at Metric Capital. Mr. Richard Branson is the Founder of Virgin Experience Days. He is a Co-Founder at He has challenged himself with many record breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon adventures and kitesurfing across the English Channel. Space travel has been a dream for Branson since he watched the moon landings on TV, and he registered the Virgin Galactic name in 1999. Testing for commercial service is underway, with Branson planning to join his family on the first space flight. He is also a record breaker online, voted the UK's number one Twitter user, the world's most social CEO and the world's most followed person on LinkedIn. Branson maintains a daily blog on discussing everything from entrepreneurship, conservation and sustainability to travel, music and humour. He has more than 11.5 million followers across five social networks. He has also written six books, including autobiography Losing My Virginity. Branson has found entrepreneurial ways to provoke positive change in the world. He started a Student Advisory Centre aged 17 to help young people overcome issues ranging from abortion to sexuality. He set up the Virgin Earth Challenge in 2007 - a $25 million prize for scalable and sustainable ways of removing greenhouse gases from the air. In 2004 he established non-profit foundation Virgin Unite to tackle tough social and environmental problems and strives to make business a force for good. Most of his time is now spent working with Virgin Unite and organizations it has incubated, such as The Elders, Carbon War Room, B Team and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and supports ocean conservation with the Ocean Elders and Ocean United. He also serves as a Board Member at Virgin Hypleroop One.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Necker Island
  • British Virgin Islands

Richard Branson Investments (49)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Fervo Energy 26-Sep-2018 Early Stage VC Alternative Energy Equipment Product Development 0000000 0000000
0000000 24-Jul-2018 00000 00000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000 00 000000 25-Apr-2018 00000 00000 0000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000000000 01-Nov-2017 00000 00000 00000 Financial Software Profitable 0000000 0000000
000000 00000 00000 13-Oct-2017 00000 (00000 00000 Recreational Goods Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
0000000 01-Oct-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue
000000 00000 01-Oct-2017 00000 (00000 0000 Recreational Goods Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
0000000 00000 23-Aug-2017 00000 00000 0000 Food Products Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Blockchain 22-Jun-2017 Later Stage VC 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Loansnap 01-Jun-2017 Seed Round 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
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Richard Branson Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Skunkworks Surf Company 26-Sep-2019 Out of Business Completed
000000000 00000000 31-Oct-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000000
0000 12-Apr-2018 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 000000.000
0000 18-Apr-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000 000000
00000 26-Jul-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
0000000 01-Jul-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
0000000 31-Dec-2015 000 00 00000000 Completed
Square 19-Nov-2015 IPO 00000 Completed
emOve - Innovative Technologies 01-Jan-2013 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Richard Branson Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Richard Branson Angel Investor 00 0 0 Necker Island, British Virgin Islands