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Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One is setting up a test track in India

Soon you may be able to make the 93-mile journey from Mumbai to Pune in 25 minutes flat. Virgin founder Richard Branson, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, just announced that Virgin’s Hyperloop One will build an operational demonstration track connecting the 26 million or so people who travel between Pune, the … Continue reading “Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One is setting up a test track in India”

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One is setting up a test track in India
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Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Ellen Pao stop by Freakonomics’ new CEO series

If you’ve ever wished there were a CEO version of Pokémon cards so you could catch them all, you’re going to want to subscribe to the Freakonomics podcast. Stephen J. Dubner’s popular show just launched a brand-new series that will take you inside the rich interior world of CEOs like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Virgin’s Richard Branson, … Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Ellen Pao stop by Freakonomics’ new CEO series”

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Ellen Pao stop by Freakonomics’ new CEO series
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Report: Virgin Hyperloop One raises another $50 million

The transportation startup based on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop technology has secured another $50 million in funding, allowing it to stay afloat, reports Axios. The funding comes from two existing investors: Russia’s Caspian Venture Capital and Dubai’s DP World. Hyperloop One was founded in 2014 with the goal of making hyperloop transportation tech a reality. The … Continue reading “Report: Virgin Hyperloop One raises another $50 million”

Report: Virgin Hyperloop One raises another $50 million
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VOX Space is Richard Branson’s latest push to win the space race

Virgin has just launched the latest satellite in Richard Branson’s push to win the space race. VOX Space will focus on fulfilling government contracts from the U.S. and its allies, according to TechCrunch. It will be run by longtime aerospace pro and Virgin employee Mandy Vaughn, who worked as the director of business development at Virgin Galactic and … Continue reading “VOX Space is Richard Branson’s latest push to win the space race”

VOX Space is Richard Branson’s latest push to win the space race
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