June 28, 2017

Mother of Uber CEO killed in California boat accident

Travis Kalanick, the founder of Uber, photographed at BBC Broadcasting House in October 2014
By cellanr [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The mother of the CEO of Uber, the transportation network company, died in a boat accident Friday evening in California, the company said.

Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of Fresno County, authorities said.

They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. The ride-hailing company has grown to become an international operation and a pioneer in the sharing economy with a market value of nearly $70 billion.

In a memo to Uber staff, Liane Hornsey, the chief human resources officer, called the incident an “unthinkable tragedy.” She wrote  […]

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