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Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and Silicon Valley exclusive access to its mobile app, allowing them to book helicopters, private jets and even seaplanes at a moments notice for $200 per seat, at least. Blade, backed by Lerer Hippeau, Airbus, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and others, currently flies pass...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Venture Capital, Airbus, American-Airlines, BLADE, California, Carsharing, Ceo, Commuting, Eric Schmidt, Executive, Google, India, Los Angeles, Mumbai


How Nuro plans to spend Softbank’s $940 million

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is bursting with ideas since SoftBank invested nearly $1 billion in February, new filings reveal. A recent patent application details how its R1 self-driving vehicle could carry smaller robots to cross lawns or climb stairs to drop off packages. The company has even taken the step of trademarking the name “Fido” for delivery services. “We think there’s something neat about that name,” Nuro founder Dave Ferguson told TechCrunch. “It’s friendly, neigh...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Amazon, Anthony Levandowski, Automation, China, Continental, Delaware, E-commerce, Fedex, Google, Kroger, Lyft, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Netease, Nuro


Apple, Amazon, and Uber are moving in on health care. Will it help?

Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures. Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly. Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health care devise, the smartphone, more thoroughly into health care. None Health care spending in the United States reached $3.5 trillion in 2017, ro...
Tags: Health, Technology, Business, Data, Medicine, Social change, United states, Google, Uber, Health care


Indonesia’s Kargo comes out of stealth with $7.6M from Travis Kalanick, Sequoia and others

Travis Kalanick may be busy cooking up a cloud kitchen business, but that hasn’t stopped the former Uber CEO’s VC fund from making its first investment in Southeast Asia. 10100, the firm that Kalanick launched last year for investments in Asia, just took part in a $7.6 million seed round for Kargo, an early-stage ‘Uber for trucks’ startup that is based in Indonesia and — you guessed it — founded by a former Uber Asia executive. Kargo takes some of the concepts behind Uber and applies th...
Tags: Asia, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Fundings & Exits, TC, Broker, Carsharing, China, Executive, Google, Grab, Hedge Fund, India, Indonesia, Innoven Capital, Internet Access


‘I made $3.75 an hour’: Lyft and Uber drivers push to unionize for better pay

Drivers for the rideshare companies are seeing much of their pay go to expenses while Lyft and Uber prepare for their IPOsFor over a year Rob Mead has worked as an Uber driver in Reno, Nevada, to supplement his income as a public sector worker. Now he’s wondering if it is worth it. “After gas, added monthly rideshare insurance, wear-and-tear, constant oil changes and taxes that $300 for 30 hours of work I thought I made in a week actually averages down to about $90 after expenses,” said Mead. R...
Tags: US unions, Uber, Lyft, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Business, Technology, US news


Aurora’s Sterling Anderson, Uber ATG’s Raquel Urtasun to discuss self-driving cars and AI at TC Sessions

We’re just weeks away from our TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley on April 18. Some of the best and brightest minds are joining us for the day-long event, including Marc Raibert, Colin Angle, Melonee Wise and Anthony Levandowski . Last week, we added to the list of marquee guests and announced a panel with roboticist Ken Goldberg, who is chief scientist at Ambidextrous Robotics and William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley, and Michael I. Jordan, ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, California, Tech, Tesla, Companies, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Jordan, University Of California Berkeley, Robotics, Uc-berkeley, Anderson, Michael


Uber Freight is expanding into Europe

Uber Freight, the newly spun out Uber business unit that helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, is kicking off its global expansion plans. The company said Wednesday it is launching the app in Europe, starting with the Netherlands. Local carriers and drivers will be able to book and move their first loads with Uber Freight in the next few weeks, CEO Lior Ron wrote in a blog posted Wednesday. Uber Freight plans to expand to more European countries this year. The EU and U....
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, Texas, China, San Francisco, Tech, Eu, European Union, Automotive, Airbnb, Carsharing, Ron, Andrew Smith, Lior Ron, Uber Freight


Grab launches SME loans and micro-insurance in Southeast Asia

In its latest move beyond ride-hailing, Southeast Asia’s Grab has started to offer financing to SMEs and micro-insurance to its drivers. The launch comes just weeks after Grab raised $1.5 billion from the Vision Fund as part of a larger $5 billion Series H funding round that’ll be used to battle rival Go-Jek, which is vying with Grab to become the top on-demand app for Southeast Asia’s 600 million-plus consumers. Grab acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business in 2018 and it has spent the past yea...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Transport, Commuting, Food Delivery, Financial Services, Carsharing, TechCrunch, Hooq, Lai


In big tech’s future expansion plans, public good should be the corporate incentive

Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up The cancellation of Amazon’s planned expansion in New York exposes the truth about its HQ2 promises. In the end, the company seemed mainly interested in tax incentives and being allowed to make a corner of NYC once set aside for public housing and scho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Column, Business, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Virginia, Toronto, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Companies, Artificial Intelligence


South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

FlexClub, a South African startup that matches investors and drivers to cars for ride-hailing services, closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital. The company will use the financing to add team members and expand off the continent through a partnership with Uber Mexico. The move comes as Africa’s tech-transit space continues to produce unique mobility solutions shaped around local needs. FlexClub touts itself as a “gig economy investment platform” that is creating new asset ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Indonesia, Mexico, Finance, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Economy, Uganda, South Africa, Transport, Venture Capital, Carsharing, Taxify, Startup Company


Uber Used Secret Spyware To Try To Crush Australian Startup GoCatch

Uber used a secret spyware program, codenamed Surfcam, to steal drivers from an Australian competitor with the aim of putting that company out of business. The startup was backed by high-profile investors including billionaire James Packer and hedge fund manager Alex Turnbull. ABC News reports: GoCatch was a major competitor to Uber when the U.S. company launched in Australia in 2012. At the time, both companies were offering a new way to book taxis and hire cars using a smartphone app. Surfcam ...
Tags: Uber, Australia, Tech, Sydney, Abc News, James Packer, Andrew Campbell, Alex Turnbull, GoCatch


Lyft: Uber rival reveals it hopes to raise $20bn in Wall Street debut

San Francisco firm reveals figures for first time as it competes with Uber to be first with IPOLyft has officially kicked off the roadshow for its initial public offering, saying Monday it plans to put more than 30m shares up for sale with an anticipated price of between $62 and $68 each.That would raise more than $2bn for the San Francisco ride-hailing company, pegging its market value at $20bn to $25bn, even though it hasn’t been able to turn a profit yet. Continue reading...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Technology, California, San Francisco, US news


Lyft’s imminent IPO could value the company at $23B

Ridehailing firm Lyft will make its Nasdaq debut as early as next week at a valuation of up to $23 billion, The Wall Street Journal . The business will reportedly price its shares at between $62 and $68 a piece, raising roughly $2 billion in the process. With a $600 million financing, Lyft was valued at $15.1 billion in June. Lyft filed paperwork for an initial public offering in December, mere hours before its competitor Uber did the same. The car-sharing behemoths have been in a race to th...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, General-motors, Companies, Transport, Fidelity, The Wall Street Journal, Andreessen Horowitz, Rakuten, Initial Public Offering, Online Marketplaces, Alphabet


Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or check out , which offered the gamut of mobility news from Lyft and Bird to Waymo’s laser bears and cybersecurity. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Washington, Softbank, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, E-commerce, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Automotive


Equity transcribed: Uber IPO, Stash’s raise and more YC movement

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in your eyes instead of your ears. This week, along with guest Anu Duggal, the founder of Female Founders Fund, the team discussed Uber’s impending IPO, Q1’s IPO pace, Stash’s raise and more changes at Y Combinator ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Tech, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Equity, Female Founders Fund, Stash, Alex Wilhelm, Reuters, Zola, Connie Loizos, ANU, Equity podcast, Crunchbase News


Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

I spent the week at SXSW, Austin’s really, really huge technology, music, comedy and film festival. It’s my first year making the trek down here for the event, which I did to interview sextech entrepreneur Lora DiCarlo founder Lora Haddock, whose robotics innovation reward was infamously revoked at this year’s CES. “I brush my teeth and I masturbate. It’s all normal,” she said, addressing the stigma surrounding female-focused pleasure tech. Haddock, during our chat, also announced the first-ever...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Y Combinator, Money, Finance, India, Funding, US, Tech, Austin, United States, Venture Capital, Aws, Sam Altman, Airbnb, Tiger Global


M:Bility Conference: Panel Talks Factors Fueling Future of AV Industry

At AutoWorld’s M:Bility conference in Dearborn, MI, this week, a wide variety of topics pertaining to the mobility industry and the development of driverless technology were covered in keynote and panel discussions, including mapping and sensors, artificial intelligence, automotive data, mobility-as-a-service, electrification, and 5G connectivity.However, running through all topics was a measure of caution as industry insiders worked to adjust expectations as to when fully autonomous (or nearly...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Electric Vehicles, Auto Industry, Innovation, Gm, Mobility, Detroit, Smart Cities, Boeing, Valeo, Bility


Uber’s IPO targets April, Stash stacks cash, and YC shakes it up

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a lot of fun. Connie Lozios took the captain’s chair in San Francisco while I manned the sails, and we had Female Founders Fund’s founder Anu Duggal in the studio to round out our crew. It was a week of conclusions. Our prior notes on YC and Uber and a few other things came home to roost. But, you’re busy so let’s sink our teeth into the good stuff...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, San Francisco, Sam Altman, Stash, Equity podcast, Anu Duggal, Connie Lozios, Northen California Sand Hill Road


What agents should know about tech’s next IPO boom

The San Francisco Bay Area could explode with new millionaires this year, as a number of the top Bay Area-based tech companies mull initial public offerings. But will this influx of new cash actually have an appreciable impact on the nation’s most expensive housing market?
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Technology, Pinterest, Softbank, San Francisco, Radio, Agent, Airbnb, Compass, Affordability, Slack, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Coldwell Banker, Markets & Economy


Uber is talking to Softbank and Toyota about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business

Softbank's Vision Fund and Toyota are in late stage talks to invest $1 billion into the ride-hailing giant's self-driving car unit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.  The deal would value the self-driving car portion of Uber as a business worth $5 billion to $10 billion. An unspecified major automaker is also in the consortium with Softbank discussing the investment.  Uber is in "late stage talks" with SoftBank and Toyota about a $1 billion or more investment into its self-dri...
Tags: Google, Uber, Softbank, Trends, General Motors, Arizona, Nintendo, Toyota, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Reuters, Waymo, Uber s Advanced Technologies Group, An Uber, Uber Reuters, Softbank Toyota


Uber is talking to Softbank about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business

Softbank's Vision Fund and several other entities are in late stage talks to invest $1 billion into the ride-hailing giant's self-driving car unit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.  The deal would value the self-driving car portion of Uber as a business worth $5 billion to $10 billion. An unspecified major automaker is also in the consortium with Softbank discussing the investment.  Uber is in "late stage talks" with SoftBank and others about a $1 billion or more investment i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Uber, Softbank, New York City, Trends, General Motors, Arizona, Wall Street Journal, Waymo, Uber s Advanced Technologies Group, An Uber, Uber Uber s Advanced Technolgoies Group


Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit. The deal would value the business at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal. Uber declined to comment. The news comes shortly after TechCrunch’s Mark Harris revealed the ridehailing firm was burning through $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies, which means, acc...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Softbank, Funding, Economy, AV, United States, Transport, Venture Capital, Toyota, The Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Uber said to be raising $1B at a $10B valuation for its self-driving car unit

Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit. The deal would value the business at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal. Uber declined to comment. The news comes shortly after TechCrunch’s Mark Harris revealed the ridehailing firm was burning through $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies, which means, acc...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Economy, AV, United States, Transport, Venture Capital, Toyota, The Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Bozoma Saint John Explains Why She Left Uber

While Bozoma Saint John became rather famous after her memorable address at Apple’s WWDC in 2016, her most recent job transition may have been the most newsworthy. She left Apple in 2017 amid great fanfare to become Chief Brand Officer at Uber, and left that gig almost a year to day later for her current […]
Tags: Apple, Uber, News, John, Sxsw, Bozoma Saint John, Endeavor


Endeavor’s Bozoma Saint John on Leaving Uber, Self Belief, and What’s Next

While Bozoma Saint John became rather famous after her memorable address at Apple’s WWDC in 2016, her most recent job transition may have been the most newsworthy. She left Apple in 2017 amid great fanfare to become Chief Brand Officer at Uber, and left that gig almost a year to day later for her current […]
Tags: Apple, Uber, News, John, Bozoma Saint John, Endeavor


Uber’s self-driving car unit was burning $20 million a month

Uber thought it would have 75,000 autonomous vehicles on the roads this year and be operating driverless taxi services in 13 cities by 2022, according to court documents unsealed last week. To reach those ambitious goals, the ride-sharing company, which hopes to go public later this year, was spending $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies.  The figures, dating back to 2016, paint a picture of a company desperate to meet over-ambitious autonomy targets and one that is w...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Travis Kalanick, Anthony, Otto, Tempe Arizona, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Brian McClendon, Eric Meyhofer, John Bares


Uber agrees to pay drivers $20 million to settle independent contractor lawsuit

At a time when the gig economy is under heavy scrutiny around its practices of classifying workers as 1099 independent contractors, IPO-bound Uber has officially settled a six-year-long case regarding this exact topic. Today, Uber agreed to pay $20 million to settle the class-action lawsuit, brought forth by Douglas O’Connor and Thomas Colopy way back in 2013. This comes after a judge rejected Uber’s offer to settle for $100 million back in 2016. The suit claimed Uber classified its drivers a...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, California, Massachusetts, Tech, Independent Contractors, U S District Court, O Connor, Today Uber, 1099, Douglas O Connor, Thomas Colopy, Northern District of California San Francisco View


Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. (An email subscription is coming).  This week, we explore the world of light detec...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Elon Musk, UK, Technology, California, France, China, Samsung, Sacramento, Articles, Tech, Tesla


Uber pays $2.6M to settle historical charges it violated Dutch taxi laws

Another fine for Uber’s historical playbook: The ride-hailing giant has agreed to pay around $2.6 million (€2.3M) to settle charges in the Netherlands related to violations of local taxi law, dating back to when it was operating a peer-to-peer ride-hailing service in contravention of local transport laws. Uber offered its UberPop service in the Netherlands between July 2014 and November 2015, when it pulled the plug — saying the service “had become a blog to regulatory progress”. Which is a l...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, Lawsuit, Tech, Regulation, Netherlands, Transport, UberPOP, Ride Hailing, Uber BV, Uber International BV Uber Netherlands BV Uber BV, Rasier Operations BV, DPPS, UberPop Uber


Airbnb agrees to acquire last-minute hotel-booking app HotelTonight

As Airbnb gears up for its big leap into the public markets, it’s expanding its accommodations platform to include more than just treehouses and quirky homes. Today, the company has confirmed its intent to acquire HotelTonight, the developer of a hotel-booking application that lets travelers arrange last-minute accommodations. The deal was previously reported by The Wall Street Journal, which wrote in January that negotiations for the transaction had “gone cold.” Airbnb is expected to complete a...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Pinterest, Australia, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, M&a, Denmark, Airbnb, Wall Street Journal, HotelTonight



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