British billionaire Sir Richard Branson records his 14th venture investment today in drone startup 3D Robotics on the heels of yesterday’s investment in Bay Area ride-sharing service Sidecar.

Branson invested alongside Union Square Ventures for the third time in Sidecar’s Series C round, but it appears his favorite co-investor is Index Ventures.

The feelings are mutual – Branson is one of Index’s most frequent individual co-investors, second only to Alexis Ohanian who shares 5 investments with the multi-stage international VC.

It seems Index has an affinity for partnering with high-profile celebrities.  They’ve invested multiple times alongside Ashton Kutcher as well as sports legends Tony Hawk and Andre Agassi.

Check out CrunchBase Graph Insights and the CrunchBase Investor Leaderboard to discover some of your own connections.

  • Originally published September 17, 2014, updated April 26, 2023