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Travis Kalanick

Kalanick in October 2014
Born Travis Cordell Kalanick
(1976-08-06) August 6, 1976 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Founder & CEO of Uber
Net worth US$6.2 billion (August 2015)[1]

I spent a disproportionate amount of my time in a car in L.A. I’m 35 years old. If you add up the hours spent in cars, it would be years.
Travis Kalanick
My politics are: I’m a trustbuster. Very focused. And yeah, I’m pro-efficiency. I want the most economic activity at the lowest price possible. It’s good for everybody; it’s not red or blue.
Travis Kalanick
I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 18. I started a company with a bunch of buddies that got funded in my senior year, and that’s when I finished school. It was called Scour, a peer-to-peer service, file-sharing.
Travis Kalanick
After Scour, I started a company called Red Swoosh. The idea was to take those litigants who sued us for a huge amount of money and turn them into customers with the same technology. I wanted to get them to pay me. It was a revenge business.
Travis Kalanick
There’s been so much corruption and so much cronyism in the taxi industry and so much regulatory capture, that if you ask for permission upfront for something that’s already legal, you’ll never get it.
Travis Kalanick
Uber is efficiency with elegance on top. That’s why I buy an iPhone instead of an average cell phone, why I go to a nice restaurant and pay a little bit more. It’s for the experience.
Travis Kalanick
The regulatory systems in place disincentive innovation. It’s intense to fight the red tape.
Travis Kalanick
As an entrepreneur, I try to push the limits. Pedal to the metal.