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    Virgin Hyperloop

    Transport of the future
    High risk

    Invest in Virgin Hyperloop

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    Investment Idea Details
    About the company

    Hyperloop is a steel tube on top of pylons; vacuum inside the tube reduces drag. The magnetic levitation technology elevating objects using magnetic field only and nearly-zero-friction allow a pod carrying passengers and freight to travel at a speed of up to 1,220 km/h.

    A journey from Paris to Madrid would take 1 hour and 16 minutes, while Moscow to St. Petersburg trip would take 48 minutes.

    Market opportunity

    We estimate the total addressable market for Hyperloop to be over $1 trillion.

    In January 2018, an app for passengers was showcased by Virgin Hyperloop One in partnership with HERE Technologies: using the app passengers will be able to plan, book, and pay for hyperloop trips and any other modes of transportation.
    The hyperloop technology can transport passengers as well as cargo. Notably, transporting freight may be much easier owing to lower security requirements.


    This technology requires the implementation of enhanced security measures that can lead to the significant increase in the cost of Hyperloop project.


    At this moment, the company has attracted $300 million. Last round valuation price in September 2018 was $ 870 million.

    The company's largest shareholder is Richard Branson, a British businessman and founder of the Virgin Group. Other investors include Khosla Ventures (90 successful exits, including Square, Okta, Nutanix); General Electric (GE) ventures (26 successful exits).

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    • Illiquidity. There is a possibility that early exit from this investment will take more than 1 month.
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    • Time uncertainty. There is no information regarding next financing round or exit strategy timeframe (IPO or M&A).
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