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This is a timeline of the American company Uber, a transportation network company, which offers a variety of transportation and logistics services, and is an early example of the rise of the on-demand economy.

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Time period Key developments at Uber
2009–2010 Uber focuses mostly on the San Francisco Bay Area
2011 Uber starts its national expansion.
2012–2013 Uber starts its international expansion.
2014 Uber continues its international expansion and starts offering logistic services (like courier package delivery). It changes its tagline from "Everyone's private driver" to the much broader "Where lifestyle meets logistics".
late 2014, 2015 As Uber's recognition grows, the company starts to face increasing pressure from regulators, both in the United States and in India.
2015 Uber announces a major investment in self-driving cars.
2015 Uber doubles down on its efforts to attain market dominance in India (against dominant player Ola Cabs), China (against Didi Kuaidi, an entity formed by a merger of Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache), and South-East Asia (against GrabTaxi). In response, the dominant players raise huge sums of money to keep Uber at bay, and announce strategic partnerships of various sorts, with the most recent one being a partnership between Ola Cabs, Didi Kuaidi, GrabTaxi, and Lyft, the runner-up to Uber in the United States.
2016 Uber concedes defeat in China, and doubles down on its self-driving car work, UberEATS, and continued geographical expansion in other regions.
2017 This is a rocky year for Uber, as it is beset by a number of controversies (related to activities in previous years). Some controversies center around the work culture, specifically the way it handles sexual harassment. Others center around secret programs to evade government regulators (Greyball), competitor monitoring (Hell, to track Lyft drivers), and user fingerprinting in the app combined with geo-fencing to evade detection (leading to a conflict with Apple). Uber subsidiary Otto also faces accusations of intellectual property theft from Waymo, formerly the Google self-driving car project.
The controversies lead to a series of high-profile departures from Uber, culminating in the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick. New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi takes a more measured, fiscally prudent approach and targets an IPO in the next 18 to 36 months.

Full timeline

Year Month and date Event type Details
2009 March Company Uber founded as UberCab.[1][2]
2010 July Company Uber goes live for the first time in San Francisco.[3]
2010 December Team Ryan Graves steps down as CEO in favor of Travis Kalanick.[4]
2011 February 14 Funding Uber announces it has raised $11 million in Series A round led by Benchmark Capital.[1][5]
2011 May National expansion Uber goes live in New York City.[6]
2011 December 5 International expansion Uber expands beyond the United States, starting by expanding into Paris, France.[7]
2011 December 7 Funding Uber announces it has raised $37 million in Series B round, including investors such as Goldman Sachs, Menlo Ventures (with Shervin Pishevar leading Menlo's investment), and Bezos Expeditions.[1][8]
2012 July 2 International expansion Uber launches in London, United Kingdom.[9]
2012 July Product Uber announces UberX, a service that uses lower-cost hybrid vehicles.[3]
2012 August Competition Lyft, a competitor to Uber, launches in San Francisco.[10]
2013 July International expansion Uber expands to Asia launches in Taiwan, starting in Taipei
2013 August 8 International expansion Uber expands to Africa, launches its first product in Johannesburg, South Africa.[11]
2013 August 23 Funding Uber confirms it has raised $258 million in Series C round at a $3.5 billion pre-money valuation, with investors including Google Ventures and TPG Growth.[1][12]
2013 August 29 International expansion Uber expands to India, launching its first product in Bangalore.[13]
2014 April 7 Product Uber launches Uber Rush in New York City, a courier service using bicycle messengers to deliver packages. This marks the beginning of Uber's transition into a logistics company.[14]
2014 June 6 Funding Uber confirms it has raised $1.2 billion in a Series D round, with a pre-money valuation of $17 billion. Key investors include BlackRock, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (with partner Megan Quinn), Menlo Ventures, SherpaVentures (with partners Shervin Pishevar and Scott Stanford), Summit Partners, and Wellington Management.[1][15][16][17]
2014 July 15 International expansion Uber officially launches in China, starting with Beijing.[18]
2014 July 24 International expansion Uber officially launches in Lagos, Nigeria, expanding its presence to Western Africa.[19]
2014 August 6 Product Uber announces UberPool, which lets riders share rides based on proximity.[20]
2014 August 19 Product Uber announces a "test" for a Corner Store, which allows customers to order basic items.[21]
2014 August 26 Product Uber begins testing lunch delivery with UberFRESH in Santa Monica, California, a beach city in Los Angeles County, California.[22]
2014 October 22 - November 19 Controversy On October 22, 2014, an article by Sarah Lacy in PandoDaily was published where she sharply criticised the "asshole culture" of Uber and said she intended to delete the app from her phone.[23] On November 17, 2014, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith reported that Uber senior executive Emil Michael "outlined the notion of spending 'a million dollars'" to hire four top opposition researchers and four journalists. He said that team could help Uber fight back against the press by looking into "personal lives, your families". Michael was particularly focused on journalist Sarah Lacy, who accused Uber of “sexism and misogyny".[24] Lacy wrote a sharp response critical of Uber's actions.[25] The controversy was picked up by CNBC,[26] Business Insider,[27] and the New York Times Bits blog.[28] Michael Wolff, the journalist who had arranged for and invited Smith to the private dinner where the controversial remarks were made, wrote a lengthy piece about the controversy, stating that Uber executives had believed that the event was off-the-record, but that he (Wolff) had failed to communicate the information to Smith.[29]
2014 December 4 Funding Uber confirms it has raised $1.2 billion at a $40 billion pre-money valuation in a Series E round. Key investors include Qatar Investment Authority, Valiant Capital Partners, Lone Pine Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and SherpaVentures.[1][30][31]
2014 December 8 Product Uber expands UberFRESH in some parts of the Los Angeles area to include dinner delivery during weekdays.[32][33][34]
2014 December 8 Controversy An Uber driver in Delhi allegedly rapes a passenger when driving her home late at night.[35][36]
2014 December 16 Funding Chinese search technology company Baidu announces a $600 million strategic investment in Uber, also classified as a continuation of the Series E round, thereby bringing the Series E total to $1.8 billion.[1][37]
2015 January 8 Product Uber launches Uber Cargo, which allows people to transport packages via Uber drivers. This starts in Hong Kong, and marks the transition of Uber into a logistics company.[38]
2015 January 21 Funding Uber gets $1.6 billion from Goldman Sachs in debt financing.[1][39]
2015 January 22 International expansion Uber launches its first product in East Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya.[40]
2015 February 2 Team Uber opens robotics research facility In Pittsburgh to build self-driving cars.[41] In May, Uber poaches 50 employees from Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center.[42]
2015 February 14 Competition Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, the two biggest players in the low-cost app-based taxi hailing market in China, announce a merger into Didi Kuaidi. The merged company would be significantly larger than Uber in China.[43]
2015 February 18 Funding Uber raises an additional $1 billion in its $40 billion pre-money valuation Series E, increasing the total Series E money raised to $2.8 billion (after adding the first $1.2 billion and the next $600 million raised from Baidu). The additional investors are Times Internet, Foundation Capital, and Accelerated IT Ventures.[1][44]
2015 March 3 Acquisitions Uber makes its first public acquisition, a map startup called deCarta.[45]
2015 April 15 Competition Ola Cabs, Uber's biggest rival in India, raises $400 million with the goal of growing to 200 cities by the end of the year.[46]
2015 April 28 Product UberFRESH, which launched in the Los Angeles area in August 2014, rebrands itself as UberEATS. The rebranding is linked to an effort to rapidly expand to other areas. The service is already available in New York City and Chicago and plans to expand to many other locations.[47][48]
2015 June 17 Legal California Labor Commission deems Uber drivers as employees.[49]
2015 July 15 Legal Administrative judge recommends that Uber be fined $7.3 million and suspended from operating in California.[50]
2015 July 31 Funding It is announced that Uber has completed a Series F round, raising $1 billion at a $50 billion pre-money valuation (so a $51 billion post-money valuation). Key investors are Microsoft and Bennett, Coleman, & Co, Ltd., the parent company of The Times Group, India's largest media conglomerate.[1][51][52]
2015 August 19 Funding Uber raises $100 million in private equity from the Tata Opportunities Fund, a fund of the Tata Group in India, with the goal of using the money to help it double down on its India operations.[53][54]
2015 September 7 Funding Uber confirms it has raised an additional $1.2 billion in private equity from Chinese search technology company Baidu. Baidu had previously invested $600 million in Uber as part of its Series E.[55]
2015 September 9 Competition Chinese Uber competitor Didi Kuaidi, the entity formed through the merger of Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, raises $3 billion to move more aggressively in its battle to maintain market dominance against Uber in China.[56]
2015 September 16 Competition Didi Kuaidi, the dominant Chinese player in China's ride-hailing market, announces a $100 million investment in Lyft, the second biggest player in the United States ride-hailing market after Uber. In addition, the companies announce a strategic partnership, where people can use the Lyft app to get rides using Didi Kuaidi in China, and vice versa.[57]
2015 October 14 Legal The Government of India proposes a legal framework for ridesharing services such as Uber and its competitor Ola Cabs. Both companies claim to welcome the new regulatory framework.[58]
2015 December 3 Funding Uber announces that it is raising $2.1 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation.[59][60]
2015 December 3 Competition Uber competitors Lyft (United States), Didi Kuaidi (China), Ola Cabs (India), and GrabTaxi (South-East Asia) (all of which have Softbank as an investor) announce a global technology and service alliance. This is widely seen as an attempt by the companies to keep Uber at bay. With the exception of Lyft (which is the runner-up to Uber in the United States), all the other companies in the partnership are market leaders in their respective regions of focus.[61][62]
2015 December 9 Product UberEATS, Uber's food delivery service, is spun off into a separate standalone app, and now offers all-day delivery in Toronto. The new app is not available for other regions.[63]
2016 March 1 and 15 Product On March 1, the new UberEATS app with all-day delivery luanches in Los Angeles, California.[64][65] On March 15, it launches in Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco, and announces plans to launch in a number of other US cities in the coming months.[66]
2016 April 12 International expansion Uber launches in Buenos Aires, Argentina amidst claims of illegality and taxi protests.[67]
2016 May 7–9 Local retreat On May 9, Uber and Lyft cease operations in Austin, Texas.[68][69] This is in response to a city ordinance upheld by Austin voters on May 7 that would require drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other transportation network companies to get fingerprint checks, to have their vehicles labeled, and to not pick up and drop off in certain city lanes.[70][71]
2016 May and June Product Uber announces that it is changing its app to inform riders of the price of their ride when they book it, rather than simply providing a surge multiplier. The move is prompted by the observation that UberPool users, who do see the ride price upfront, are more likely to continue using the service. Price changes triggered by destination changes will be sent to riders in real time. Changes to routes due to traffic or other reasons not under the rider's control will not result in a change to the price charged upfront. The move is not an end to surge pricing but rather a change in the way the surge pricing is communicated to customers.[72] The change, officially announced in late June, had already been rolled out at the time of announcement in several cities, and had received some commentary in May.[73]
2016 June 9 Product Uber launches Scheduled Rides, a feature that allows people to book Uber anywhere between 30 minutes and 30 days in advance. Scheduled Rides is available only to UberX travelers, and is seen as a response to Lyft's introduction of a scheduled trips feature. Uber cites the needs of business travelers, including flyers, as a motivation.[74][75]
2016 June 9 Product Uber opens up the Uber RUSH API to developers. The goal of this API is to make it easy for merchants to integrate the use of Uber drivers into their delivery system. The tool has been used by select small businesses since October 2015, and the opening up to the public is to encourage more widespread adoption.[76][77][78]
2016 June 30 International expansion Uber launches in Kiev, Ukraine.[79]
2016 July 24 Local retreat Uber leaves Budapest, Hungary.[80]
2016 July 28 Legal The Chinese government issues guidelines to make ride-hailing services, such as Uber, legal in the country.[81][82]
2016 August 1 Local retreat, competition, mergers Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi), the dominant player in China's ridesharing market, agrees to buy Uber China, Uber's business in China.[83] The Uber brand will be retained, but Didi would “integrate the managerial and technological experience and expertise of the two teams.” Uber, which has reportedly lost $2 billion trying to make inroads in China, would therefore be able to cut its losses and focus on the rest of the Asian market.[84] Commentators speculate on the effect this would have on Lyft, Ola Cabs, and GrabTaxi, that had entered into a technology and service alliance with Didi in December 2015.[85][86]
2016 August 18 (announcement) Product, automation Uber announces plans to launch service with self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where its robotics research facility, built with employees poached from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, is located. The cars are modified version of the Volvo sports utility vehicle equipped with Uber's technology for self-driving. Cars will have drivers at the wheel, monitoring the vehicle, as required by law. The move is seen by commentators as the first step in Uber's ambitious goal of replacing its entire fleet with autonomous vehicles.[87][88][89]
2016 September 16 Product Uber begins mapping UK streets in an effort to identify the best pick-up and drop-off points from its own images.[90]
2016 November 2 Product, user experience Uber launches a redesigned rider app, with a simplified user flow that focuses on identifying the destination first, then shows ride options with prices, and then gives driver contact information and allows riders to make adjustments such as split fare and get more information about the destination.[91] The app also connects better with the user's current location, real-world identity, favorite places (such as work and home) and integration with services such as Foursquare and Yelp for destination-specific information, in what is seen as an attempt to pull users into spending more time in the app.[92][93]
2017 January 8 Knowledge commons Uber launches Movement, a website offering access to traffic data in regions and at granularities where data can be successfully anonymized.[94]
2017 January 28, 29 Controversy Protests against Donald Trump's immigration executive order (of January 27, 2017) occur at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. In support of the protests, the New York Taxi Worker's Alliance stops picking up passengers from the airport, resulting in a surge price for Uber. Uber announces that it will continue serving the area and temporarily suspends surge pricing. This leads to anger against Uber for failing to support the protests. The next day, Uber announces a $3 million legal defense fund for drivers affected by the executive order.[95][96][97]
2017 February 19 onward Controversy On February 19, former Uber site reliability engineer Susan J. Fowler publishes a blog post with allegaations of sexual harassment she experienced at Uber, and the lack of action by the Human Resources department in response to her complaints.[98][99] The next day (February 20), the company announces an independent investigation into sexual harassment at the company.[100][101][102] Other accusations of workplace culture issues, including sexism, emerge.[103]
2017 February 21 Product, automation Uber starts picking up passengers using self-driving cars in Arizona.[104][105]
2017 February 23 Controversy Waymo, the autonomous car unit in Google's parent company Alphabet, files a lawsuit against Otto and Uber for IP theft, specifically of Waymo's Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) circuit board.[106][107][108]
2017 February 28, March 1 Controversy A video of Travis Kalanick arguing with an Uber driver is released by the driver on February 28.[109] Kalanick apologizes on March 1, saying that he needs to be more like a leader and grow up.[110][111]
2017 March 3, 8 Controversy Four current and former employees of Uber disclose to the New York Times that Uber runs a program called Greyball, part of its broader Violation of Terms of Service (VTOS) initiative that aims to frustrate people who it believes are violating the terms of service. In particular, according to the allegation, Greyball focuses on law enforcement officer who are trying to shut down Uber, by intelligently detecting whether a person using Uber's app to request a ride might be such a law enforcement officer. Some regions claimed to be covered under Greyball are the cities of Boston, Paris and Las Vegas, and the countries Australia, China and South Korea. The story is published on March 3.[112][113] On March 8, the company says that it uses Greyball for a variety of purposes, including new-feature testing by employees, and also announces that it will forbid the use of Greyball to target law enforcement.[114][115][116]
2017 March 19 Team Uber President Jeff Jones leaves Uber, citing differences over beliefs and approaches to leadership.[117][118] At around the same time, Brian McClendon, vice president of maps and business platform, leaves Uber.[119]
2017 April 12 Controversy A report in The Information says that Uber had a top secret "Hell" program to track Lyft drivers, in particular drivers who worked for both Uber and Lyft.[120] The report is picked up by other publications the next day.[121][122] On April 24, it is reported that Michael Gonzales, who used to drive for Lyft, is suing Uber in a $5 million class action lawsuit for operating the program, specifically for violating the California Invasion of Privacy Act and the Wiretap Act.[123][124]
2017 April 14 Product Uber asks restaurants to stop using Uber RUSH for delivery, and to switch to UberEATS instead. Uber RUSH will continue to be available to grocery stores. The discontinuation of Uber RUSH, scheduled to happen on May 8, is to help Uber better manage peak hour demand for restaurant deliveries, by moving it to a product more explicitly designed for it, and thus reducing the impact of Uber RUSH on surge pricing.[125][126]
2017 April 23 Controversy In a lengthy profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, the New York Times reveals that in 2015, the Uber app was almost removed by Apple from the iOS app store, because it had violated Apple's terms of service by (a) fingerprinting users so that it could detect if a person was repeatedly deleting and reinstalling the app, and (b) geo-fencing its code so that developers from Apple's Cupertino campus would not experience being fingerprinted.[127] The story is picked up by other publications.[128][129][130]
2017 June 7 Team Uber fires Eric Alexander, an executive who had obtained the medical records of a woman allegedly raped by an Uber driven, to investigate suspicions about the truthfulness of the woman's record.[131][132][133] On the same day, Uber board member David Bonderman resigns after controversy about a "sexist" remark at a board meeting in response to Ariana Huffington's discussion of the benefits of adding women to the board.[134][135][136]
2017 June 12 Team Emil Michael, a senior executiveat Uber under fire for a number of controversies, leaves.[137][138][139][136]
2017 June 13 Team Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes an indefinite leave of absence, under pressure from investors.[140][141][142][143][136]
2017 June 20 Team Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns, under pressure from investors.[136][144][145][146][147] Explaining the decision to the New York Times, Kalanick says he loves Uber more than anything else, and is stepping down to end the distraction of the fight so that the company can focus on the next chapter of its history.[148] Two days later, TechCrunch reports that some Uber employees are petitioning for Kalanick's return.[149]
2017 June 29 Milestone Uber crosses the 5 billion trip milestone.[150]
2017 August 10 Controversy Uber investor Benchmark Capital sues ex-CEO Travis Kalanick, alleging that Kalanick committed fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. If successful, the suit would evict Kalanick from the Board of Directors.[151][152] The action would be met with criticism from Kalanick[153][154] as well as other Uber board members and shareholders.[155][156]
2017 August 21 Partnership Walmart announces home delivery for $9.95 (for minimum order size of $30) in partnership with Uber, through a backend integration with the UberRUSH API, available in Dallas and Orlando.[157][158]
2017 August 27 Team Dara Khosrowshahi accepts the Uber board's offer to become Uber CEO. At the time of the offer, he holds the position of Expedia CEO.[159][160][161][162] In his first few days, Khosrowshahi would take a more measured, cautious approach to management, arguing that Uber needs to focus on its bottom line and defer moonshots for later, and setting an expectation of an IPO 18 to 36 months later.[163][164]
2017 August 30 Knowledge commons Uber Movement goes live, providing average travel times between any pair of neighborhoods in the cities of Bogotá, Boston, Manila, Sydney and Washington, D.C.[165]

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