Hailo has raised $30.6 million in a Series B round of funding led by Union Square Ventures. The deal marks one of the early stage firm’s largest ever. The round included investments from Richard Branson, Phenomen Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, and existing investors Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, and Skype Founder Niklas Zennström’s Atomico Ventures. The 18-month-old company has raised a total of $50.6 million and has carried 2.5 million passengers in ten cities with sales topping $100 million. In conjunction with the funding, the company expands to Tokyo, in partnership with new investor KDDI, a Japanese telecom company. The company hired Kiyotaka Fujii, formerly of SAP and LVMH, to lead the firm’s push into Japan and Asia, as well as Tom Barr, former head of Starbucks’ Coffee Business, as its President and COO. It is near its launch in NYC after the city’s TLC approved an e-hailing pilot program late last year.