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About Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is a British Businessman. He is the owner of Virgin group of business enterprises spread all over the world.

Professional Biography

Virgin Enterprises

In July 09, he lost legal battle over virgin trademark after a court gave its ruling on July 27 in favour of South African company Bodtrade which was granted a trademark to use the phrase: You can't be a virgin all your life, it's time.

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Sir Richard Branson in News

ZOZI Launches iOS Mobile App for Tour and Activity Merchants With Industry's First EMV Compatible Mobile Payment Platform
ZOZI®, the fastest growing SaaS reservation system for businesses and marketplace for consumers for the $125B global tours and activities market, today announced a new iOS app that allows merchants to easily manage their business on the go, and reduce fraud risk by accepting mobile payments with an EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) compatible chip reader.

ZOZI Raises $30M Series C From Sir Richard Branson and Pritzker Vlock Ventures to Lead $100 Billion Global Tours, Activities and Events Market
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 01, 2015) - ZOZI®, the fastest growing SaaS reservation system for businesses and marketplace for consumers for the tours, activities and events market, announces $30 million in Series C financing. Pritzker Vlock Ventures led the round, with significant participation from Sir Richard Branson

TEDxUCLA Celebrates Four-Year Partnership With Most Innovative Conference to Date
UCLA Extension will host its 4th Annual TEDxUCLA on Saturday, May 30 at UCLA Carnesale Commons from 10am to 3pm. This year's TEDxUCLA theme, "Beyond the Box," celebrates speakers who have made careers out of seeing past conventional limitations.

Rivetz Showcases Secure E-commerce Transaction on Android at Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress - Rivetz (http://rivetz.com/) today announced it will be demonstrating at Mobile World Congress the most advanced mobile solution for e-commerce transactions, leveraging the built-in hardware security already shipping on most commercial handsets

Frost & Sullivan Honors Keshub Mahindra with 2015 Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Award
Business Wire IndiaThe greatest strength of an entrepreneur stems from their unwavering determination and vision for the future, where success lies not only in their capacity to build and grow an enterprise but in their ability to inspire and lead others, cultivating flexibility in a vision that is continually aligned with the changing dynamics and needs of the market

The Top 10 Teams From Extreme Tech Challenge Compete Live at CES for a Chance to Pitch Sir Richard Branson
Extreme Tech Challenge today announced ten startup teams (See below) that were selected to present live on stage at the world's largest consumer electronics show, CES, in Las Vegas. The top three winners from this competition, thanks to corporate sponsor, TIBCO Spotfire, will pitch Sir Richard Branson on his private island, Necker, in the British Virgin Islands

Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. Joins List of Sponsors at Noble Financial 11th Annual Investor / Equity Conference -- January, Club Med, Florida
Noble Financial Capital Markets (Noble) announced today that Gibbs Sports Amphibians will be a major sponsor at its "D2" Investor Conference to be held at Club Med Sandpiper Bay (Port St. Lucie), Florida on January 18-21, 2015. The Resort is located approximately 45 minutes north of Palm Beach International Airport

Shopify Launches Fifth Build A Business Competition
Shopify, the industry leading commerce platform that allows anyone to sell online, in-store and everywhere in between, announced today the fifth annual Build A Business competition, the world's biggest entrepreneurial contest encouraging anyone with a great business idea to start selling.

AerCap Agrees Purchase and Leaseback of Seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners with Virgin Atlantic
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands; August 28, 2014 - AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap," NYSE: AER) today announced that it has signed agreements with Virgin Atlantic Airways for the purchase and leaseback of seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners that Virgin Atlantic Airways has on order from Boeing.

TEDxOrangeCoast Releases Full Line-Up of Speakers for Fourth Annual Conference
TEDxOrangeCoast today announced the complete line-up of speakers slated for its fourth annual fall conference at Soka University of America Performing Arts Center September 19-20. Speakers will follow the famous TED Talks format: a compelling presentation in which they share their greatest idea in 18 minutes or less.

TEDxOrangeCoast Announces Speakers for Fourth Annual Conference
TEDxOrangeCoast today announced the first six speakers for its fourth annual fall conference, to be held Sept. 19-20 at Soka University of America. Presenters include Umi Garrett, a 13-year-old piano virtuoso; A.G

New Head Chef Takes Metro Toronto Convention Centre Cuisine to the Next Level
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'The Jetstream of Success' Author to Be Featured at Book Expo America 2014
Silicon Valley-based South African venture capitalist Julian Pencilliah is a featured author with his Amazon top-selling self-help book, "The Jetstream of Success," (www.thejetstreamofsuccess.com) along with four further titles at Book Expo America 2014.

Crypto Biz Group Launches Crypto Biz Magazine Covering all Aspects of Cryptocurrencies - Video News Alert on Investmentpitch.com
Vancouver, BC, May 16, 2014 - Crypto Biz Group has announced the launch of their new Crypto Biz Magazine. The magazine`s objective is to "Observe and explore all aspects of the crypto world including mining, financial trading, exchanges, development and community".

New Book, 'The Jetstream of Success,' Outlines Path of the Intellectual Maverick
A new book from world-traveling venture capitalist Julian Pencilliah, "The Jetstream of Success," (www.thejetstreamofsuccess.com) reviews how to develop the attributes of the intellectual maverick.

Matt Argall Draws Inspiration From Richard Branson
Richard Branson, a world-renowned businessman and multi-billionaire, announced in an interview this week that his latest project, Virgin Galactic, will very likely be ready to send up tourists into space by this fall. Making commercial space flights a reality has been Branson's dream for many years. After more than 10 years it looks like this dream will now come true in September

XPRIZE and TED Announce a Global Competition to Advance Artificial Intelligence
XPRIZE (www.xprize.org), the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, announces today the creation of a prize competition presented by TED, (www.TED.com), the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) so advanced that it could deliver a compelling TED Talk with no human involvement. Chris Anderson, curator of TED, and Dr. Peter H

IILM Institute for Higher Education, Lodhi Road, Hosts a TEDx Event on 28th November 2014
IILM Institute for Higher Education hosted a TEDx Event on the theme, Life Long Learning at its Lodhi Road campus on 28th November 2014. Learning is generally associated with schools, colleges, and universities. However, all of us need to continue learning new things and follow up on our passions

Emeritus Ratan Tata to Receive Frost & Sullivan’s Prestigious 2014 Growth, Innovation and Leadership Award at GIL India
Frost & Sullivan will reconvene its annual Growth, Innovation and Leadership Executive Congress (GIL 2014: India) at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai on 23rd September 2014. This year’s Journey to Visionary Innovation continues with a focus on emerging and innovative technologies that are radically disrupting, collapsing and transforming industries

Zayed Future Energy Prize Launches Global Outreach Campaign
Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s preeminent award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, has launched a global outreach campaign to drive awareness and promote submissions for the 2015 edition.

WHOLE WORLD Water Launches Give the#WholeWorldWaterCampaign to Address Global Water Crisis
On World Water Day, March 22, 2014, WHOLE WORLD Water, a new social enterprise that unites the hospitality and tourism industry to collectively address one of our world’s most pressing issues, access to clean and safe water, will launch a global call to action: Give the #WholeWorldWater.

Virgin Atlantic First in World to Use Wearable Technology to Serve Passengers
Virgin Atlantic passengers will be the first air travelers to experience the benefits of pioneering Google Glass and Sony Smartwatch technology as they arrive at London Heathrow airport, in an innovative pilot scheme which starts today

Virgin Produced and POPSUGAR Debut Exclusive Pop Culture and Lifestyle Programming
Virgin Produced, the content development and production arm of Virgin Group, and POPSUGAR Inc., the global lifestyle media property, today announced the launch of a new entertainment program that will be available exclusively on the Virgin Produced Channel

Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Company Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Certification
Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd. and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the RSB, announced today that Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd

ProActive Capital Group Sponsors TEDxWallStreet 2013 to Spread "Filling the Void" Ideas on Wall Street
ProActive Capital Group (PCG), a leading capital market advisory and communications firm, announced today that it is sponsoring the second annual TEDxWallStreet not-for-profit conference

AES International Recognised as Best International Financial Planning Firm
Award-winning AES International wins again! AES has won yet another award this year, this time for Best International Financial Planning Firm in the international marketplace.

Fidelus Technologies to Showcase Business Collaboration Solutions at Cisco Live 2013
Fidelus Technologies, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, will showcase their latest innovations at Cisco Live. (Booth #1434) The conference will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. (June 23-27)

Fabien Cousteau Brings Mission 31 Preview to Sea Monsters Revealed Exhibition at MOSI
Filmmaker and oceanographic explorer Fabien Cousteau will make his first public appearance following the announcement of his 31-day ocean exploration endeavor, Mission 31, at the nationally touring Sea Monsters Revealed exhibition presented by BASE Entertainment, currently located at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa on June 25

Fabien Cousteau Takes Grandfather's Legacy to New Depths With Mission 31
No exploration team has ever spent 31 full days submerged underwater in the name of science and discovery, but a new ocean exploration endeavor named Mission 31 led by noted filmmaker and oceanographic explorer, Fabien Cousteau will launch this fall to test new science and tech-based experiments with underwater motorcycles, autonomous robots and Kirby Morgan tech diving helmets.

BCG Partners With TED to Explore Ideas That Are Transforming Business and Society
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world's leading management-consulting firms, today announced details of its 2013 partnership with TED, the influential nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading."

Fifth Annual National Employee Wellness Month to Kick Off in June -- Encouraging Organizations to Further Engage Employees, Foster Healthy Lifestyles
This June will mark the fifth year for National Employee Wellness Month (NEWM, twitter hashtag #NEWM2013), an initiative designed to empower business leaders to successfully engage employees in healthy lifestyles

Prezi Partners With TED to "Prezify" Inspiring TED Talks
Prezi, the zooming presentation software that has liberated the world from boring, static presentations, announced the Ideas Matter Contest today in partnership with like-minded organization TED

Virgin HealthMiles Achieves Record Growth Fueled by New Products, Key Partnerships
Virgin HealthMiles, the market leader in the rapidly growing corporate wellness category, today announced record growth fueled by new revenue, customer renewals and new customer expansions in 2012. Leading companies know they must engage employees in good health to attract and retain top talent and to contain medical costs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. Lead by Example, Go Head-to-Head in "Holiday Activity Challenge" Sponsored by Virgin HealthMiles
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and New Jersey's Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. strive to lead by example in promoting healthy lifestyles. Not only do these leading insurers offer Virgin HealthMiles' employee health and productivity program as a product option through their business, they also offer it to their own employees

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (August 28, 2013 – September 4, 2013)
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of August 28, 2013 – September 4, 2013.

UPDATE: Book Release Event "I Am Eco-Warrior" by Roger Moenks Hosted by David Giampaolo/Pi Capital and Brett Tollman/Red Carnation With Honorary Guest Dr. Jeffrey Sachs at The Chesterfield Hotel London Dec. 10th
The "I Am Eco-Warrior" book is a collection of conversations with more than 53 global game-changers, who address the environmental crisis in innovative, groundbreaking, and pioneering ways. The book shifts the dialogue from traditional environmentalists to leaders in business, fashion, government, music, media, and more

Book Release Event "I Am Eco-Warrior" by Roger Moenks Hosted by David Giampaolo/Pi Capital and Brett Tollman/Red Carnation With Honorary Guest Dr. Jeffrey Sachs at The Chesterfield Hotel London
The "I Am Eco-Warrior" book is a collection of conversations with more than 53 global game-changers who address the environmental crisis in innovative, groundbreaking, and pioneering ways. The book shifts the dialogue from traditional environmentalists to leaders in business, fashion, government, music, media, and more

SafeGuard World International Ranks 23rd in the Annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100
SafeGuard World International (SGWI), a leading provider of global managed payroll and global employment outsourcing, has earned a prestigious spot in the 16th Annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.

TEDxMalibu Explores (LOL) Living Out Loud
December 2nd marks the second annual TEDxMalibu community event aptly titled: "Living out Loud=LOL!" The premiere event will take place at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, from 10-6 pm, located at 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California 90265

Five Birmingham-Area Companies Lace Up to Compete in Third Annual "Iron Bowl" Challenge Sponsored by Virgin HealthMiles
Five of the Birmingham-area's most prominent employers are borrowing a page from the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn University Tigers' playbooks. They're stepping it up as part of the third annual "Iron Bowl" activity challenge, sponsored by Virgin HealthMiles

Fuel Freedom Foundation Launches Campaign to End America's Oil Addiction
Fuel Freedom Foundation officially launched its campaign to end America's oil addiction with a major event held at the home of Eyal Aronoff in Newport Coast on October 20. The day's activities brought together leading experts and supporters who share a commitment to opening markets to competition from replacement fuels for gasoline.

Virgin HealthMiles Announces Fall '12 Release
Leading employers know, beyond just a paycheck, they need to build a culture that both retains employees and attracts the best candidates. Research shows employees greatly value health and wellness benefits, so employers must offer a range of them to keep employees engaged and compete for top talent

Health Innovations Aren't Delivering Cost Savings; Innovator Virgin HealthMiles Delivers Real Results
There's a reason why old adages stick around. This week, we saw that "the best laid plans ... often go awry" found new relevancy. New data reported by The New York Times shows that some health innovations like Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) may have driven higher healthcare costs -- just the opposite of what was promised

METRO GLOBAL ISSUE DEPUTY EDITOR SELECTED TO JOIN GUEST EDITOR SIR RICHARD BRANSON FOR SPECIAL COLLECTIBLE EDITION ON OCTOBER 4
Metro International S.A. ("Metro"), the international newspaper group is thrilled to announce that after a global competition to find the perfect Deputy Editor for Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson's special Metro Edition, Juan Nicolas Pinzón Guevara is the man for the job

Workday Unveils Salesforce Chatter Inside Workday at Dreamforce 2012
Dreamforce Conference Booth #606 -- Workday, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, today announced its plans to bring Salesforce Chatter, the leading enterprise social network, into Workday's suite of HCM and Financial Management applications, making Chatter available to all Workday users

Jobscience Delivers First Mobile Interviewing App on the Salesforce Platform
Salesforce.com Dreamforce -- Jobscience, the leader in Social Relationship Management for HR and participant in the new salesforce.com Social Apps Showcase, today announced Jobscience Mobile Interviewing, an innovative cross-platform tablet app built on the Salesforce Platform. The announcement was made today at salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2012 in San Francisco

Vindicia Launches CashBox Reporting for Salesforce and CashBox for Salesforce at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange, the World's Most Popular Cloud Marketplace for Social Apps for Business
Vindicia, the leading provider of marketing and selling automation for the digital economy, today announced it has launched two new apps -- CashBox Reporting for Salesforce and CashBox for Salesforce -- on salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's most popular cloud marketplace for social apps for business

MetraTech Launches Metanga Quote-to-Cash at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange, the World's Most Popular Cloud Marketplace for Social Apps for Business
SALESFORCE.COM DREAMFORCE -- MetraTech, the leading provider of agreements-based billing and compensation solutions, today announced that it has launched Metanga Quote-to-Cash on salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's most popular cloud marketplace for social apps for business

Leads360's Dial-IQ Intelligent Dialer Solution Debuts at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange, the World's Most Popular Cloud Marketplace for Social Apps for Business
SALESFORCE.COM DREAMFORCE -- Leads360 today announced that its intelligent dialer solution, Dial-IQ, is now available for both Salesforce Enterprise Edition and Salesforce Professional Edition on salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's most popular cloud marketplace for social apps for business.

Adaptive Planning Launches Sales Forecasting & Analysis Solution on Salesforce.com's AppExchange, the World's Most Popular Cloud Marketplace for Social Apps for Business, at Dreamforce 2012
SALESFORCE.COM DREAMFORCE -- Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, today announced it has launched its Sales Forecasting & Analysis solution on salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's most popular cloud marketplace for social apps for business

BigMachines Announces Gold Sponsorship of Dreamforce 2012
BigMachines today announced that it will be a Gold sponsor of salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2012 conference (www.dreamforce.com). The conference will be held on September 18-21, 2012, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. BigMachines will be in booth 1213 in the Cloud Expo.

Selectica Announces Gold Sponsorship of Dreamforce 2012
Selectica (www.selectica.com) today announced it will be a Gold sponsor of salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2012 conference (www.dreamforce.com). The conference will be held September 18-21, 2012, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco

Sir Richard Branson to guest-edit all editions of Metro across the globe
Metro International ("Metro"), the international newspaper group, today announced that one of the world's most legendary businessmen, Sir Richard Branson, will be the Global Guest Editor on October 4th, 2012. Sir Richard is the latest in Metro's series of global guest editors, which has previously included pop superstar Lady Gaga and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld.

More Than 65,000 U.S. Employees Prove Social Connections Drive Healthy Behaviors During June's National Employee Wellness Month
Social relationships play a tremendous role in our health. And employees agree. According to a survey released in June by Virgin HealthMiles, 56% of employees agree that peers provide motivation and helpful support with health improvement efforts. And 55% agree that sharing information about progress with peers helps them remain accountable for their success

Infor Introduces Inforce Marketing at Dreamforce 2012

Future Competency Launch Event - Renowned International Serial Entrepreneurs Jeff & Kane – Founders of Industry Rockstar System - in India
Future Competency, a skill sharing organization, post its recent launch with an objective to provide cutting edge training & knowledge to Indian entrepreneurs and the leading business community, has started the countdown to the New Year with 2012's most anticipated event, in five major cities of India

Sir Richard Branson invites Kate Winslet to see Titanic prow for real
Kate Winslet is set to see the doomed ship 'Titanic' for real - courtesy of billionaire Sir Richard Branson.

Kate Winslet keen on moving in with new beau
Kate Winslet, who presently shares a 2.2million-dollar New York apartment with ex-husband Sam Mendes, now looks forward for a live-in relationship with new beau Ned Rocknroll.

Gerard Butler 'burned out' after filming 'Machine Gun Preacher'
Gerard Butler has revealed that he felt "burned out" and "exhausted" after filming action biopic 'Machine Gun Preacher'.

Winslet admits she was five minutes from death during Branson house fire
Kate Winslet, who bravely rescued Sir Richard Branson's mother Eve from the fire that burnt his house down, has revealed that had they waited another five minutes it would have now been another story altogether.

How Kate Winslet escaped from Richard Branson's blazing Caribbean home
'Titanic' star Kate Winslet has opened up about her dramatic escape from Sir Richard Branson's Caribbean home as it burned to the ground last week.

Virgin Galactic space tourism could begin in 2013
Virgin Galactic has said that its first passenger flights will not occur before 2013.

Richard Branson pulls out of charity swim after fire tragedy
Sir Richard Branson had to pull out of a charity swim across the Irish Sea after a destructive fire ripped apart his luxurious home on Necker.

Richard Branson lost draft of his second autobiography in fire
Sir Richard Branson has lost the draft of his second autobiography in the fire, which recently broke out in his house on Necker during a house party.

Richard Branson opens world's first commercial spaceport
Business tycoon Sir Richard Branson has added another accomplishment to his list of gigantic achievements by constructing the first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport.

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