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BirthplaceLos Angeles


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MS 1998
Computer Engineering, Business Economics

Current Companies

CEO & Co-Founder
Investor & Advisor
Investor & Advisor
Investor & Advisor

Former Companies

Head, P2P Initiatives
Founder & CEO
Secret Weapon

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Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick is the CEO & Co - Founder at Uber Technologies Inc.

Travis Kalanick is a successful entrepreneur in the areas of consumer internet, transportation, and enterprise content delivery.

His most recent company, Uber, an on-demand black car service, seeks to be “Everyone’s Private Driver” by bringing disruptive technology and business innovation to urban transportation challenges.

Prior to Uber, Travis founded Red Swoosh, an enterprise content delivery company that he sold to Akamai Technologies in 2007.

Prior companies include Scour, the world’s first p2p search engine where Kalanick also attained the dubious distinction of having been sued for $250 billion.

In addition, Kalanick has been an active angel investor in, and advising, kick-ass startups founded by truly awesome entrepreneurs.

You can connect with Travis on Twitter @travisk, read his blog, or ask him anything on Formspring.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Livefyre 10/2011Series B$4.5M8
Kareo 10/2011Series D$10M4
StyleSeat 7/2011Seed$700k9 10/2010Venture Round$1.2M6
Flowtown 8/2010Seed$750k9
Livefyre 7/2010Series A$800k8
Formspring 3/2010Series A$2.5M11
CrowdFlower 1/2010Series A$5M11
Blippy Social Commerce 1/2010Angel$1.73M10
Uber 8/2009Seed$200k2
Expensify 5/2009Seed$1M4
CrowdFlower 3/2009Seed$1.2M12



  1. Gigaom ( [edit]
  2. Medical Software Maker Kareo Grabs $10M For Hiring ( [edit]
  3. Ashton Kutcher, Founders Fund Go In For $775K On ‘OpenTable For Stylists’ StyleSeat ( [edit]
  4. Unvarnished Becomes, Raises $1.2 Million And Opens The Floodgates ( [edit]
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  6. Livefyre raises $800K to break down comment silos ( [edit]
  7. NY Times ( [edit]
  8. CrowdFlower Closes $5 Million Series A Round ( [edit]
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  11. Expensify raises $1M for online expense reporting ( [edit]
  12. Crowdflower Communication [edit]
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