Travis Kalanick

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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

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