Travis Kalanick - Uber

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Today the Board came together collaboratively and took a major step forward in Uber's journey to becoming a world class public company. We approved moving forward with the Softbank transaction and reached unanimous agreement on a new governance framework that will serve Uber well.feedback
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Oct 03 2017 Uber
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Travis Kalanick is associated, including Washington, Trump, and immigrant. Most recently, Travis Kalanick has been quoted saying: “London is the Champions League of Transportation. It has got a more dynamic, more competitive transportation system than any other city in the world.” in the article Uber C.E.O. Aims to Win Back London.
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Jun 21 2017 - Uber

I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Uber

We're actively looking for a Chief Operating Officer: a peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our journey.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Uber

Her guidance has been invaluable to me personally over the years, and I know that in this new role she'll help take Uber to the next level.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Uber

There was zero human empathy. It was as if he was saying 'Duh. Who cares if they complain?' That was the moment I thought, I don't want to work here.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Uber

He said, Well, we're just going to replace them all with robots. It was quite chilling. I don't think people look into it too much. But, you know, if they do, I'd have to advocate for myself, and I'd tell the truth, which is that, I'm an Uber and Lyft driver, I make less than minimum wage. My option is to sleep in my backseat, or to sleep on the street. Which would you prefer?feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Uber

The ultimate responsibility, for where we've gotten and how we've gotten here, rests on my shoulders. There is of course much to be proud of but there is much to improve.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Uber

I will be available as needed for the most strategic decisions, but I will be empowering [the committee] to be bold and decisive in order to move the company forward swiftly.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Uber

I believe that folks who make mistakes can learn from them–myself included. And that also goes for Emil.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Uber

You better read this or I'll kick your ass. Have a great f--king time. This is a celebration! We've all earned it.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Uber

Boz has a long track record of successfully creating emotional connections between people and the products they love.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Uber

I need leadership help and I intend to get it.feedback

May 31 2017 - Uber

Gautam is a world-class financial talent. Over the last four years, he has been indispensible in helping build Uber from an idea into the business it is today. We couldn't have done it without him, and I will miss his energy, focus and infectious enthusiasm. All of us at Uber wish him well in this next challenge.feedback

May 19 2017 - Waymo

I feel like we're brothers from another mother.feedback

May 18 2017 - Uber

We would give ridiculous stock plans because people believed in Uber, the growth and the ability to return on that stock promise. Luckily for me, my wife worked, but it was tough. I started to see that I am not going to get ahead because I wasn't playing their game. I was meeting expectations, but no matter what, if you had to take a day off because your child is sick, it was frowned upon.feedback

May 14 2017 - Uber

The world of no health insurance, jamming late nights, endless responsibility, and some of the most fun I've ever had are ahead of me and I'm so stoked.feedback

May 14 2017 - Uber

Funny story how we brought him in. I was hitting Craigslist, Twitter, and other channels looking for the right candidate. What resulted was the Awesomest job post and response I've ever seen (I'm @konatbone).feedback

May 14 2017 - Uber

I wasn't yet ready for a full-time gig – still recharging from a 10 year non-stop startup life in P2P technology – and we both thought the business was going to be pretty low-tech, mostly operational – Little did we know.feedback

May 14 2017 - Uber

I work with a ton of young startup executives, but rarely have I had the opportunity to work with someone as high quality as Ryan. He's got the trifecta: Hustle, emotional intelligence, and smarts. .... He learned the startup game fast and worked his ass off to build the Uber team and make the San Francisco launch and subsequent growth a huge success.feedback

Apr 18 2017 - Uber

Then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Uber

Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s---. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck. It's clear this video is a reflection of me–and the criticism we've received is a stark reminder that I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Uber

Rachel was way ahead of the game when it came to many of the changes we needed to make as a company to ensure our future success – from promoting cross-functional teamwork to improving diversity and inclusion. Her commitment to excellence in every way is inspiring and I am looking forward to having her as an adviser for years to come.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Uber

Every city we go to eventually the regulators will make something up to keep us from rolling out or continuing our business.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Uber

I wanted to let you know that Rachel Whetstone, who heads up policy and communications globally, has decided to leave Uber. Since joining in 2015, Rachel has blown us all away with her ability to get stuff done. She is a force of nature, an extraordinary talent and an amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Driverless cars

If we are not tied for first, then the entity that's in first then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Uber

Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own [expletive].feedback

Mar 20 2017 - Uber

Jeff joined Uber in October 2016 from being CMO at retailer Target. In six months, he made an important impact on the company - from his focus on being driver-obsessed to delivering our first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year.feedback

Mar 19 2017 - Uber

Over the last six months, Ryan and I have become increasingly convinced that our rapidly growing marketing efforts needed to be far more integrated with our city operations.feedback

Mar 19 2017 - Uber

In 6 months, he made an important impact on the company – from his focus on being driver obsessed to delivering our first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year. After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn't see his future at Uber.feedback

Mar 18 2017 - Uber

We've made mistakes. We always find a way to learn and to get better. You have to start from scratch.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Uber

Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on somebody else.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Uber

This morning I told the Uber team that we're actively looking for a Chief Operating Officer: a peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our journey.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Uber

I realize that I can come off as a passionate advocate for Uber.feedback

Mar 06 2017

It was one of the few companies where we sat there and said, Hope it goes well.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Uber

Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired. Uber is in no way involved. This behavior is wrong.feedback

Mar 01 2017 - Uber

You know what? Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s---. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck. This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.feedback

Feb 28 2017 - Driverless cars

If we are not tied for first, then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

Feb 24 2017 - Uber

I believe that first the trust must be earned. But I also understand that we're operating here in a system that hasn't earned that trust. … God willing, we will earn it. But we still need to do that.feedback

Feb 24 2017 - Uber

There are people in this room who have experienced things that are incredibly unjust. I want to root out the injustice. I want to get at the people who are making this place a bad place. And you have my commitment. I understand that this is bigger than the Susan situation and I want you to know that I'm all about rooting this out and being very aggressive about that, while also being supportive and empathetic and trying to build that support and empathy throughout the organization.feedback

Feb 24 2017 - Uber

In a situation where many women have experienced this kind of thing, the onus is on us to earn credibility. Part of how we get to that place where there's more optimism is by taking it and apologizing, understanding, and doing everything we can to get to the bottom of it. Fair enough. Fair enough. Fair enough. I understand. There are very few law firms in the world that we haven't worked with in some way. The amount of fees that have gone to Eric Holder is as close to 0 as you can get to date.feedback

Feb 21 2017 - Uber

There have been many questions about the gender diversity of Uber's technology teams.feedback

Feb 20 2017 - Uber

I believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do. Every Uber employee should be proud of the culture we have and what we will build together over time. What is driving me through all this is a determination that we take what's happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace. It is my number one priority that we come through this a better organization, where we live our values and fight for and support those who experience injustice.feedback

Feb 20 2017 - Uber

What's described here is abhorrent & against everything we believe in. Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired. There can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber.feedback

Feb 15 2017

Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.feedback

Feb 13 2017 - Driverless cars

It sounds futuristic and sci-fi but that's where the world is going.feedback

Feb 13 2017 - Driverless cars

Imagine now a car that is delivering food but doesn't have [a] driver. How do you get the food? You could come down and get it but if you have three kids … you want somebody to bring it up. And at some point there is going to be a humanoid that crawls up your stairs .. and hands you your pizza.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Refugees

"The implicit assumption that Uber (or I) was somehow endorsing the Administration's agenda has created a perception-reality gap between who people think we are, and who we actually are,". "There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that.".feedback

Jan 31 2017 - Driverless cars

Auto manufacturers like Daimler are crucial to our strategy because Uber has no experience making cars – and in fact, making cars is really hard.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - Immigration

This ban will impact many innocent people – an issue that I will raise this coming Friday when I go to Washington for President Trump's first business advisory group meeting.feedback

Jan 29 2017 - Lyft

Ever since Uber's founding we've had to work with governments and politicians of all political persuasions across hundreds of cities and dozens of countries. Though we share common ground with many of them, we have had areas of disagreement with each of them. In some cases we've had to stand and fight to make progress, other times we've been able to effect change from within through persuasion and argument.feedback

Jan 21 2017 - Uber

I love Amit's excitement for solving complex computer science problems and his passion for helping improve people's lives through technology. The team at Uber, myself included, will learn a lot from him.feedback

Aug 18 2016 - Driverless cars

Volvo is a leader in vehicle development and best-in-class when it comes to safety.feedback

Aug 01 2016 - Uber

Getting to profitability is the only way to build a sustainable business that can best serve Chinese riders, drivers and cities over the long term. I have no doubt that Uber China and Did Chuxing will be stronger together.feedback

Jun 26 2016 - Uber

It's harder for us to see the major impact [of Brexit] and what we do day to day. We just need to continue serving people, making sure we can help people get to to work is a key tenet for making our system work.feedback

May 26 2016 - Uber

As we expand our portfolio of products and services, from Uber for Business to UberEats and UberRush, we trust Twilio to keep us on the cutting edge of innovative communication.feedback

Apr 27 2016 - Uber

We are 5½-years old. And it's a little early in our lifecycle go there, referring to the IPO process.feedback

Apr 22 2016 - Uber

Over 450,000 U.S. drivers currently use the app each month.feedback

Feb 18 2016

I prefer building rather than fundraising. But if I don't participate in the fundraising bonanza, I'll get squeezed out by others buying market share.feedback

Jan 08 2016 - Driverless cars

Sustainably serving China's cities, and the riders and drivers who live in them, is only possible with profitability. This merger paves the way for our team and Didi's to partner on an enormous mission, and it frees up substantial resources for bold initiatives focused on the future of cities – from self-driving technology to the future of food and logistics.feedback

Dec 11 2013

I think transportation is going to be very exciting. I don't think that children born after today are ever going to learn to drive. There is going to be no more driving and the impact that's going to have on people's lives is time given back to them, and the changes it's going to have for cities around the world, it's a big deal, it's a game-changer.feedback

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