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Travis Kalanick

CEO, Cofounder, Uber

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Travis Kalanick is the CEO and cofounder of Uber, a smartphone app that summons private cars and cabs for hire and incorporates seamless mobile payments. Before Uber, he founded Scour, a p2p search engine, and Red Swoosh, an enterprise content delivery company.

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The definitive account of Travis Kalanick’s Uber downfall is here

Travis Kalanick may no longer be Uber’s CEO, but his time at the top continues to provide irresistible fodder for journalists. Bloomberg’s Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone have a report on his downfall, which fleshes out the story we already knew in fascinating detail. Kalanick was unrealistic, isolated, and erratic—qualities that you can theoretically get … Continue reading “The definitive account of Travis Kalanick’s Uber downfall is here”

The definitive account of Travis Kalanick’s Uber downfall is here
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Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber was winning too much to fix its broken culture

Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, gave his first public interview since joining the company today at the New York Times’s DealBook Conference. At the end of the conversation, Khosrowshahi was asked about Uber’s much-publicized issues with workplace culture. Specifically, he was asked when the company realized things were going sideways. He was also asked what … Continue reading “Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber was winning too much to fix its broken culture”

Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber was winning too much to fix its broken culture
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This investor thinks Uber should merge with Tesla, but don’t bet on it

Uber has had a rough 2017, and its investors are eager to fix its foibles. One of them, Jason Calacanis, is so eager that he thinks the company should sell to Tesla. Calacanis told CNBC that putting the two companies together would give Uber the self-driving tech it needs, while giving Tesla an opportunity for market expansion. … Continue reading “This investor thinks Uber should merge with Tesla, but don’t bet on it”

This investor thinks Uber should merge with Tesla, but don’t bet on it
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Uber investors want Benchmark off board a day after it sued founder for fraud

A group of Uber shareholders is asking Benchmark Capital to give up its seat on the company’s board of directors a day after the venture capital firm filed a lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud. Axios first revealed the full letter, which apparently has been making its way around Silicon Valley. It accuses … Continue reading “Uber investors want Benchmark off board a day after it sued founder for fraud”

Uber investors want Benchmark off board a day after it sued founder for fraud
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Benchmark Capital just accused former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick of fraud

The dumpster fire at Uber HQ rages on. Benchmark Capital, one of the company’s investors with members on its board, has filed a lawsuit against former CEO Travis Kalanick accusing him of fraud, violation of his fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. Uber is listed as a nominal defendant in the filing. The lawsuit, uncovered by Dan … Continue reading “Benchmark Capital just accused former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick of fraud”

Benchmark Capital just accused former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick of fraud
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