The Venture

Virgin Atlantic / Gimlet Creative

+19 FANS

The real adventures behind pioneering businesses, from the people who lived them. Brought to you by Virgin Atlantic and Gimlet Creative.

Looking for recently uploaded episodes
Kill Rock Stars: We Wanted Everything to Change

36:05 | Apr 25th, 2017

Kill Rock Stars is one of indie rock’s most respected record labels, known by fans for its superior taste in music, and by musicians for its ethical approach to business. Nirvana, Sleater-Kinney and Elliott Smith all have roots at the label. But ther...Show More

Live in L.A. with Tinder and WeWork

19:45 | Jun 27th, 2017

Our season finale! Advice on turning simple ideas into business adventures from a panel of L.A.-based entrepreneurs and Virgin Group founder and author Richard Branson.Featuring:Sean Rad, Founder and CEO of TinderMiguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief...Show More

Live in Seattle with Sir Richard Branson

27:18 | Jun 20th, 2017

This week, something a little different. A panel discussion featuring Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, along with Seattle entrepreneurs: Nadia Shouraboura, founder and CEO of HointerJonathan Sposato, chairman and co-founder of GeekWire, CEO ...Show More

Girls Who Code: Be Brave Not Perfect

26:15 | Jun 13th, 2017

She’d never written a line of code in her life -- but she had the guts to take on one of tech’s biggest problems. Meet Reshman Saujani: a daughter of refugees, a Yale Law graduate, a former Wall Street lawyer, and an ex-candidate for Congress. Today,...Show More

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap: Embracing Eccentricity

27:45 | Jun 6th, 2017

Before organic products were trendy, before “hippie chic” was a popular Pinterest search term, there was Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap Company. For decades, Dr. Bronner’s pure-castile liquid soap was affiliated with counter-culture folks drawn to its simp...Show More

The Onion: Challenging Convention

28:08 | May 23rd, 2017

It all started with coupons -- and it’s become a multi-million dollar, multi-platform media empire. It’s The Onion: A worldwide source for witty news satire. The Onion was started by a few college kids at the University of Wisconsin in the late ‘80s....Show More

The Real World: Disrupting the Status Quo

29:15 | May 16th, 2017

It all started when Jon Murray, a TV and documentary producer, and Mary-Ellis Bunim, a soap opera writer, approached MTV with an idea that ultimately changed television forever. The Real World popularized a new genre of television known as “reality T...Show More

Chef Niki Nakayama: Make it Meaningful

25:12 | May 2nd, 2017

As the owner, head chef, and mastermind behind her restaurant n/naka, Chef Niki Nakayama serves up coveted kaiseki dinners, a structured multi-course meal that emphasizes seasonality and extreme technical prowess. Niki truly straddles the line of tra...Show More

Introducing: The Venture

02:04 | Apr 18th, 2017

Starting a business is a leap of faith. It’s unpredictable, exciting, foolish and brave -- it’s an adventure. From Virgin Atlantic, Richard Branson’s transatlantic airline, and Gimlet Creative, The Venture introduces you to the innovators, artists an...Show More