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Daily Crunch: Travis Kalanick is leaving Uber’s board

Daily Crunch: Travis Kalanick is leaving Uber’s board The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s board of […]

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Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s Board of Directors

Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s Board of Directors Uber founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s Board of Directors, the ride hailing company announced today. Kalanick will officially resign from the Board as of December 31, to “focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors,” according […]

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India’s Swiggy bets big on cloud kitchens

India’s Swiggy bets big on cloud kitchens Can cloud kitchens take off in India? Swiggy, one of the country’s largest food delivery startups, is betting on it. The Prosus Ventures-backed startup said on Wednesday it has established 1,000 cloud kitchens for its restaurant partners in the country — more than any of […]

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As Adam Neumann reportedly faces pressure to step down, it’s looking like a fight for life between WeWork and SoftBank

As Adam Neumann reportedly faces pressure to step down, it’s looking like a fight for life between WeWork and SoftBank According to a new WSJ report, certain members of WeWork’s seven-person board, which includes cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann, are planning to pressure Neumann to step down and instead become We’s non-executive […]

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Waresix hauls in $14.5M to advance its push to digitize logitics in Indonesia

Waresix hauls in .5M to advance its push to digitize logitics in Indonesia Waresix​, one of a handful of startups aiming to modernize logistics in Indonesia — the world’s fourth most populous country — has pulled in $14.5 million to grow its 18-month-old business. This new investment, Waresix’s Series A, is led […]

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A rare glimpse into the sweeping — and potentially troubling — cloud kitchens trend

A rare glimpse into the sweeping — and potentially troubling — cloud kitchens trend Independent restaurant owners may be doomed, and perhaps grocery stores, too. Such is the conclusion of a growing chorus of observers who’ve been closely watching a new and powerful trend gain strength: that of cloud kitchens, or fully […]

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Uber’s COO and chief marketing officer are out

Uber’s COO and chief marketing officer are out Uber’s chief operating officer Barney Harford and chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina are stepping down as part of an organizational shakeup put into motion just a month after the ride-hailing company went public. CNBC first reported the departures. The departures, which CEO Dara Khosrowshahi […]

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Bill Gates, NEO, Gigafund backing Luminous in photonics supercomputer moonshot

Bill Gates, NEO, Gigafund backing Luminous in photonics supercomputer moonshot Luminous Computing, a one-year-old startup, is aiming to build a photonics chip that will handle workloads needed for AI at the speed of light. It’s a moonshot and yet, the young company already has a number of high-profile investors willing to bet […]

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Susan Fowler’s memoir has a title and a release date

Susan Fowler’s memoir has a title and a release date Susan Fowler’s forthcoming memoir, titled “Whistleblower,” is scheduled to hit bookshelves March 3, 2020. The book will be available for pre-order beginning June 12. In late 2017, Penguin Random House imprint Viking Books acquired the rights to the memoir, which chronicles the […]

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Uber’s first employee Ryan Graves resigns from board

Uber’s first employee Ryan Graves resigns from board Ryan Graves, a longtime Uber employee and former chief executive officer, has resigned from the company’s board of directors, effective Monday. The newly-public company announced the departure on Friday afternoon. Ron Sugar, the company’s independent chairperson of the board, wrote in the filing that […]

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