×

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick CNBC Next 25
Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Über

Born: August 6, 1976, Los Angeles

Education: University of California, Los Angeles (dropped out)

Early Marker: Founded Red Swoosh, a peer-to-peer file-sharing company bought by Akamai in 2007 for $19 million.

Big Idea: Über, a mobile app to connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire.

Wave of the Future: Sharing economy, App economy

Latest Special Reports

  • Net/Net promo

    Examining how top companies promote and manage innovation, leverage rapid change and use technology to grow exponentially.

  • Get inspired by My Success Story which profiles how people achieve their financial goals.

  • A globe-trotting look at the world of investing, from developed Europe and Asia trends to the least-traveled frontier markets.

CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders