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Uber aims to keep early shareholders from bailing, report says

Uber to now offer courier services.
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Uber to now offer courier services.

Even though the company has publicly stated that it has no plans to go public, ride-sharing service (and CNBC Disruptor) Uber is playing hardball with early investors looking to sell their shares, according to Fortune.


According to the article:

Two months ago, an early Uber employee thought that he had found a buyer for his vested stock, at $200 per share. But when his agent tried to seal the deal, Uber refused to sign off on the transfer. Instead, it offered to buy back the shares for around $135 a piece, which is within the same price range that Google Ventures and TPG Capital had paid to invest in Uber the previous July. Take it or hold it.

The employee—not named—decided to hold. Other employees that Fortune talked to included those who did sell shares back to the company at $135 a share. And that's almost certainly less than the shares would be worth, since the company completed its latest round of financing—valuing the company at between $17 and $18 billion.

Read MoreWho got rich off Uber?

Sill, if you bought shares of Uber in 2009, or 2010, you have already made an absolute killing.

—CNBC.com

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