Press

17 SEP

UberMILITARY: We Want You

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, but at Uber we understand that veterans are some of our nation’s most talented and skilled leaders. That’s why we’re excited to launch UberMILITARY: our new program to introduce service members, veterans and military spouses to Uber and empower them as entrepreneurs and small business owners. Over the next 18 months, we will on-board 50,000 members of the military community to the Uber platform.

29 JUL

Your Uber for Business is Arriving Now

You asked, we delivered. Today, Uber is truly open for . . . business. As business travel with Uber has increased, we’ve heard from loyal users that the ability to use a shareable business account would make their lives a lot more seamless – and a lot more Uber. We aim to please, and so we set out to build the best possible product for companies and their traveling employees, whether the destination is Denver or Dubai. The result: Uber for Business.

16 JUL

Because Everyone Loves Ice Cream

No matter where you are in the world, nothing captures the sweetness of a sunny afternoon better than ice cream. Friday, July 18th, we’re serving up cold treats on demand in 144 cities, in 38 countries, on 6 continents.

8 JUL

Partnership with American Red Cross to Support Cities and Citizens During Disasters

Uber is proud to announce a national partnership with the American Red Cross to help cities and citizens during disasters. The partnership took effect last week as this season’s first tropical storm, Arthur, developed. Uber is partnering with the American Red Cross1 to help communities’ disaster relief efforts.

  • During disasters and relevant states of emergency, Uber is committing to donate its commissions on surge trips to the American Red Cross.
  • That means that for trips with elevated pricing, 20% of the total fare will be donated to the American Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts.
  • Uber will also support ongoing community events like blood drives and donation drives with safe, affordable and reliable transportation options for American Red Cross’ volunteers and participating community members.

6 JUN

4 Years In

We have some exciting news to share this morning. We have just closed a financing round with some of the leading investors in the world, raising $1.2B of primary capital at a $17B pre-money valuation. The total raise will be about $1.4B with a second close of strategic investors soon. We are thrilled to have top tier institutional investors, mutual funds, private equity and venture capital partners joining us.

5 JUN

Colorado Makes Uber History

Today, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the first ridesharing legislation in the country. SB125 puts Colorado on the map as the first state to legislatively embrace ridesharing, recognizing its enormous impact as a mainstream transportation option for millions of people worldwide. Make no mistake, Colorado has sent a clear message that it embraces innovation, supports consumer choice and empowers small business owners.

28 MAY

Uber and AT&T Forge First-Of-Its-Kind Alliance

AT&T and Uber have joined forces – and networks – to deliver seamless Uber access to AT&T customers. Starting this summer, the Uber app will begin to be embedded in all AT&T Android phones. AT&T will also be one of Uber’s key providers of new wireless service to drivers on the Uber platform in the United States, supporting Uber’s rapid growth across the country, which currently includes approximately 60 U.S. Uber cities.

27 MAY

An Uber Impact: 20,000 Jobs Created on the Uber Platform Every Month

UberX driver partners are small business entrepreneurs demonstrating across the country that being a driver is sustainable and profitable. For example, the median income on uberX is more than $90,000/year/driver in New York and more than $74,000/year/driver in San Francisco.