Sir Richard Branson Posts

Expa raises $50 million in funding

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You may know Garrett Camp as the founder of StumbleUpon and Uber. Now he is launching a startup studio called Expa and it has
raised $50 million in funding from investors like Virgin founder Richard Branson, HP CEO Meg Whitman, Google board member Ram Shriram, Tim Ferriss, Li Ka-shing, First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, Sherpa Ventures, Booking.com Chairman Kees Koolen, SV Angel, and Behance founder Scott Belsky. Expa will work from founders from inception to product-market. Expa will invest between $500,000 and $1 million per business. There is around 20 people working on Expa.

 

Hailo Raises $30.6 Million In Series B

Hailo is a service that lets you summon a black cab in London, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, and Toronto.  The company has raised $30.6 million in Series B funding led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Japanese telecommunications company KDDI, Richard Branson (founder/chairman of Virgin Group), Phenomen Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, Wellington Partners, and Atomico Ventures. Hailo has raised a total of about $50 million thus far.
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WATCH: Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Has A Fireside Conversation With Sir Richard Branson

Salesforce.com has uploaded a fireside conversation between Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson from the Dreamforce 2012 conference to YouTube.  Benioff and Branson are both entrepreneurs and are dedicated to philanthropy.  Check out the video below:

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