Forget standing in the elements or struggling to flag down a taxi. Instead, request a pick-up with Uber, an app that connects you with a driver with the tap of a button. Uber is changing the way the world moves by seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through its easy-to-use app. Since its launch in 2009, Uber has expanded to more than 300 cities around the world—making them more accessible to both locals and visitors alike.
Uber was founded by entrepreneurs Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick. The idea first began to take shape when Camp and Kalanick were in Paris in 2008 for the LeWeb conference. Camp had sold StumbleUpon to Ebay and Kalanick had just sold Red Swoosh to Akamai. Camp was fixated on the idea of “cracking the horrible taxi problem in San Francisco” with an idea that was basically a limo timeshare service.