This Week in Startups
This Week in Startups
Jason Calacanis covers startups, tech, markets, media, and all the hottest topics in business and technology. He also interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors, and innovators.
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Dara Khosrowshahi, Bill Gurley, Brad Gerstner, & Jason Calacanis on Uber's growth and future | E1878

E1878 • Jan 11, 2024 • 75 mins

Dara Khosrowshahi joins Bill Gurley, Brad Gerstner, and Jason Calacanis to discuss his initial reservations about joining Uber and how he overcame them (14:57), the early magic of Uber that captivated investors (22:36), a deep dive into Uber's future plans (45:50), and much more!

Key Points

  • Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber, highlighted the company's strategic focus on core competencies, marketplace science, and consumer apps, leading to disciplined investments and a shift toward profitability.
  • Bill Gurley and Brad Gerstner discussed the significant transformation of Uber from a cash-burning startup to a profitable company with a positive free cash flow trajectory.
  • Uber's membership program, Uber One, has grown to over 15 million subscribers, with the company strategically leveraging AI to enhance backend operations and exploring the potential for a fourth business leg centered around flexible work opportunities.
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