Travis Kalanick is a co-founder and the CEO of Uber Technologies Inc..
Travis Kalanick is an 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 peer-to-peer 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.
Kalanickis lived in Northridge, California where he graduated from Granada Hills High School and later enrolled in college at the University of California, Los Angeles to study computer engineering.
Board & Advisor Roles (4)Update
|Jul, 2015||Kareo||$55.4M / Series G||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2011||Livefyre||$4.5M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2011||Kareo||$10M / Series D||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2011||StyleSeat||$700k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2010||Honestly.com||$1.2M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2010||Expensify||$5.7M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2010||Flowtown||$750k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2010||Livefyre||$800k / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2010||Formspring||$2.5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2010||CrowdFlower Inc.||$5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2010||Blippy Social Commerce||$1.73M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2009||Uber||$200k / Seed (Lead)||Personal Investment|
|May, 2009||Expensify||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2009||CrowdFlower Inc.||$1.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
MS, Computer Engineering, Business Economics1998
|Oct 20, 2016||TechCrunch - Travis Kalanick says Uber has 40 million monthly active riders|
|Oct 11, 2016||The Informationist - Apple Took Board Seat at Didi Chuxing|
|Sep 14, 2016||Dayton Daily News - Self-driving Uber cars to debut in Pittsburgh|
|Sep 2, 2016||TechCrunch - China’s anti-trust regulators are investigating the Didi-Uber deal|
|Aug 30, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition|
|Aug 30, 2016||Tulsa World - Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco|
|Aug 30, 2016||IT World - Uber, Alphabet autonomous car rivalry heats up|
|Aug 30, 2016||TechCrunch - Alphabet’s David Drummond leaves Uber’s board amid mounting competition|