Uber-pins, waving good-bye and take billions with them

The one Uber-founder Travis Kalanick has sold his shares and is now saying goodbye to a seat on the board. Kørselstjenesten Uber loses one of its founders Tra

Uber-pins, waving good-bye and take billions with them

The one Uber-founder Travis Kalanick has sold his shares and is now saying goodbye to a seat on the board.

Kørselstjenesten Uber loses one of its founders Travis Kalanick from the board of directors. It informs the Uber in a message on christmas eve.

From the new year he leaves his seat in the board of directors, informs the Uber, thus waving goodbye to both a founder but also a former director of the company.

Kalanicks exit follows two months with the news in the u.s. erhvervsmedier on his sale of the Uber-shares.

In december assessed the newspaper the Wall Street Journal that Kalanick had sold over 90 percent of its shares for a value of more than 2.5 billion dollars, which is equivalent to 16.9 billion crowns.

Uber founder started his sales of the shares of the top Ubers admission on the stock exchange in the UNITED states. When companies go on the stock exchange, there is a "lockdown"period, where the owners promise not to sell a certain proportion of their shares in the company.

The period expired in november. And immediately after, began Kalanick to sell out.

Travis Kalanick started in 2009, Uber, where individuals can sign up as drivers for the service's users, along with Garrett Camp. In 2010, Kalanick also the director of the company.

In 2017, he was squeezed out by investors, who had thrown money in Uber, but not think about the amount of negative press coverage, as Kalanick attracted.

the british newspaper The Guardian emphasises, in particular accusations of sexism, sexual harassment and a poor working environment in Kalanicks time with Uber.

Uber is still working to reduce its losses on the bottom line, and after an entrance on the stock exchange for a valuation of 556 billion dollars is the exchange rate dropped from 41,5 dollar share to 30.5 - in other words, a loss of the value of about a quarter.

Uber has been a part of my life your latest 10 years. With the end of the decade, and with the company on the stock exchange, it seems like the right moment for me to focus my other business and philanthropic activities, " says Travis Kalanick in Ubers communication.

- I'm proud of what Uber has achieved, and I will continue to cheer for it in the future from the sidelines.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 21:00

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