Uber Co-Founder Said Travis Not Returning as CEO


"Our CEO search is the board's top priority", Camp said in the email, Recode reports. "We have committed to hiring a new world class CEO to lead Uber".

Uber (Private:UBER) has unsealed the deposition of ex-CEO Travis Kalanick given during the legal battle with Waymo (GOOG, GOOGL) over alleged stolen self-driving vehicle tech.

Unlike the famed Apple co-founder, however, Kalanick's ousting from the company was far from being all about business. We are committed to hiring a new world-class CEO to lead Uber.

Is Uber CEO Travis Kalanick trying to make his way back to the company, Uber co-founder and board member Garrett Camp says on this. "Uber must evolve and mature", wrote Camp, who started the company with Kalanick in 2009.

Camp's memo and Benchmark's statement follow a report from The Information that Kalanick, who is still an Uber board member even after stepping down as CEO, has been asking Uber employees if they would support him if he tried to regain control of the company.

I've spent a lot of time focused on Uber these past few months, talking to employees in product and engineering and helping wherever I can. His decision to bring in the firm raises fresh questions about Uber's leadership search. Thank you for all your hard work.

Kalanick resigned as Uber's CEO in June after a group of investors demanded that he step down. The Information reports that Kalanick isn't now pursuing a shareholder battle.

In the deposition, Kalanick reiterates that he told former Waymo engineer Anthony Levandowski that Uber did not want any files from the other company.