uber.com | Transportation | Founded: 2009 | Funding to Date: $14.92B
Uber Technologies is a peer to peer ride sharing service founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and operates in over 785 cities worldwide. The company’s services include Uber - the primary ride sharing service, Uber Eats - a food-delivery service, Uber Freight – a service that matches carriers with shippers and Uber Bike – a bike rental service. The company is also innovating in the on-demand transportation space with futuristic products including self-driving cars and Uber Elevate – quicker air transportation. Uber went through a PR turmoil in 2017 ending with its CEO & Founder being ousted. with a new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is on recovery phase and is filling up its key management positions, in preparation for a public offering in 2019 / early 2020.
Local rival Zomato will reportedly acquire Uber Eats' Indian business and Uber may invest up to $200 million in Zomato as part of the deal.
Heading to the slopes this winter? If you need transportation to get between the city and the piste, then Uber's latest offering might well come in handy. Uber Ski operates in 23 locations across the U.S. and guarantees a vehicle that can handle all of your gear. Though it does involve a surcharge.
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