Virgin Group


THE NEWS WRAP: Branson’s Virgin Group looking at expanding into healthcare, fitness

5:16AM | Monday, 20 May 2013 |  Virgin Group global chief executive Josh Bayliss has revealed the Richard Branson-controlled conglomerate is looking at making major investments in the healthcare and fitness markets.

One Aussie entrepreneur to meet Richard Branson via LinkedIn comp

3:35PM | Thursday, 14 March 2013 |  Australian entrepreneurs are being encouraged to write a 25-word submission for the chance to sit on a panel with Sir Richard Branson at a University of Queensland Business School event.

Richard Branson invests in Square

11:37PM | Wednesday, 9 November 2011 |  Sir Richard Branson has invested an undisclosed sum in mobile payment start-up Square, founded by former Twitter chief Jack Dorsey, following a $110 million funding round.

Branson’s Virgin Active flags Aussie expansion

7:09PM | Monday, 18 July 2011 |  Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will dramatically expand its chain of Virgin Active health clubs in Australia, in a $40 million move that will see the brand grow beyond its Sydney and Melbourne foothold.

Sir Richard Branson’s entrepreneurial career advice

5:32AM | Friday, 27 May 2011 |  Virgin Group founder Sir Richard runs through the opportunities, and dangers, of being a top entrepreneur.

THE NEWS WRAP: Former Harvard contemporaries of Mark Zuckerberg lose appeal

4:16AM | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |  Two former Harvard contemporaries of Mark Zuckerberg have lost their appeal against a 2008 settlement over who came up with the idea for Facebook.

Virgin move into hotel sector a good sign for start-ups

11:07PM | Thursday, 18 November 2010 |  The Australian Hotels Association claims Virgin Group’s plan to move into the Australian hotel sector indicates the health of the hospitality industry.