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Come see Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at TC Disrupt

In the days of Uber 1.0, the ethos seemed to be about doing all the wrong things. Now, with former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at the helm, Uber is clearly on its way to becoming a sort of Expedia for transportation. Though, Khosrowshahi has previously likened Uber’s business to aligning more with the idea of an Amazon for transportation.

At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in September, Khosrowshahi will join me to discuss Uber’s big plan to own the entire transportation experience for people, the highs and lows of his first year on the job, Uber’s upcoming initial public offering and much more.

Under Khosrowshahi’s leadership, Uber officially became a multi-modal transportation platform with its acquisition of JUMP Bikes for about $200 million, the launch of UberRENT and a public transportation partnership with Masabi.

Oh, and Uber is also working on electric scooters, as well as flying cars via its Elevate program. Just like residential and buildings have gone three-dimensional, Khosrowshahi said at a tech conference in May, “you’re going to have to build a third-dimension in terms of transportation.”

For Uber, Elevate is its “big bet” on that third-dimension of transportation, he said. The big plan with all of these modes of transportation — whether that’s bike sharing, electric scooter sharing, ride sharing, flight sharing or whatnot — is to become a multi-modal transportation service.

Under the leadership of Khosrowshahi, Uber also seems to be moving into an era where the company works with governments, instead of in spite of them. This is quite the 180 for Uber. Before the days of Khosrowshahi, Uber was reluctant to share data with cities. Now, Uber is expanding Movement, a platform that anonymizes and aggregates Uber data to map travel times, to 12 new cities across five continents. The intent is to help urban planners, local leaders and civic communities make more informed decisions.

While Khosrowshahi is making positive moves in a business direction, it’s worth noting the company is still in need of a chief financial officer, and there have been some high-level departures that have continued under his leadership. In June, for example, Uber’s chief brand officer, Bozoma Saint John, left a little after one year of joining the company.

At the time, Saint John told me that while “nothing horrible or terrible happened,” Uber’s corporate culture has not “righted itself 100 percent.” At Disrupt, Khosrowshahi and I will also discuss Uber’s corporate culture and what it’s going to take to fully recover from its 2017, which entailed reports of sexual harassment, mismanagement and a toxic work environment. Then, just this month, Uber’s chief people officer, Liane Hornsey, resigned following an internal racial discrimination investigation.

This should go without saying, but there will be a lot to discuss. Tickets to Disrupt SF, which runs September 5-7, are available here.

Attendees

Disrupt SF will host over 10,000 attendees who are making waves in the startup world and beyond. Discover the movers and shakers that you can meet at the event.

  • Kristian Kabuay Founder, Balay School
  • Nick Halavins CEO, AntiChat, Inc.
  • Yashwanth Hemaraj Investor, BGV
  • Keith Nilsson Managing Partner, Xplorer Capital
  • Brian Hole Founder & CEO, Ubiquity Press
  • Adris Chakraborty Founder, LYK Inc
  • Piyas De Technology Lead, LYK Inc
  • Tarun Vij Software Engineer, Vroozi
  • Konrad Augustin Investment Director, E.ON
  • Preeti Rathi Principal, Ignition Partners
  • Shane Winegard VP & CIO, Panduit
  • Mohamed Elmallah CEO, Agile Consent
  • Seong-Uk Choi Director, Samsung
  • Jess Kwon CEO, HIKINEX
  • Daniel Harman Founder & CEO, Product Labs
  • Vijayakumar Ramakrishnan Director Sales, Cogzidel Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Gregor Binder CEO, sysfive.com GmbH
  • Julien Foussard CEO & Founder, Oyst
  • John Dixon Founder, Jifflr
  • Steve Welchman COO, Jifflr
  • Claude Sutterlin Software Engineer, Peaberry
  • Alicia Belzberg CEO, INFINIGON GROUP
  • Sid Belzberg Managing Director, INFINIGON GROUP
  • Robert Bruchhardt Senior Software Engineer, Mercedes Benz Research and Development North America
  • Martin Dureja Software Engineer, Mercedes Benz Research and Development
  • Andrew Davis Director of IT & Engineering Recruitment, Fast Tracking Solutions
  • Thomas Carpitella CEO, Fast Tracking Solutions
  • Aleksander Tyszka Strategic Partnership and Sourcing, Samsung
  • Daniel Dear Owner, Kamakura Investments
  • David Kwan Director of IT Operations, Oracle
  • David Weiden Partner, Khosla Ventures
  • Richard Chun Director, Samsung
  • Vinod Joseph Senior Director, Samsung
  • Allen Kamrava CEO and Founder, Eusoh, Inc.
  • Jeanette D. Svenningsen Digital Concepts Creator, Grundfos Holding A/S
  • Mathis Dahlqvist Lead Project Manager, Grundfos Holding A/S
  • Christian G. Smith Lead Engineer, Grundfos Holding A/S
  • Jeff Price Director Business Integration Services, ATB Investor Services
  • Ho Jin Principal Engineer, Samsung Research America
  • Vikram Bagga COO, InteleArc
  • Sai Ramanan Founder and CEO, DM Ventures
  • Amir Askarian Patent Attorney, Stratus IP Law Group
  • Silvia Borzini VP Product Strategy, Nielsen Sports
  • Michisuke Yamada Director, Global Innovation Team, MUFG Union Bank N.A.
  • Natthinee [June] Janwattanapong Associate Product Manager, Global Innovation Team, MUFG Union Bank N.A.
  • Sreeprasad Govindankutty Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn
  • Adeel Yang CEO, Medumo
  • Andrei Ivasko Software Developer, Contractor
  • Steven Willinger Investor, Capital One Ventures
  • Peter Xu Partner, Elysium Fund
  • Francesca Tang Business Development Manager, Foxconn / GOLDTek
  • Tuomo Sipila Senior Manager, Business Development, Samsung Electronics
  • Raul Quino Technology Strategy and Partnerships, Samsung Research America
  • Jeremy Barr Senior Backend Developer, Smashtech
  • Jay Ly Founder, Snack
  • Douglas Sandoval Author, Web Designer, Be Well
  • David Charron Professor, UC Berkeley
  • Arsham Hatambeiki VP Product & Strategy, UEI
  • Sayoko Kaji Principal, Global Brain USA
  • Taylor Hwang VP Strategic Relationships, Equidate
  • Michael Dodd Business Development, Smyte
  • Asha Sreekumar Member Success Manager, Founders Network
  • Amanda Chew Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Steve Mott Principal & Founder, BetterBuyDesign, LLC
  • Jakob Knutssøn CoFounder, Offspring Capital
  • Allan Thorvaldsen CoFounder, Offspring Capital
  • Jess Frandsen CoFounder, Offspring Capital
  • Diego d’Ambra CoFounder, Offspring Capital
  • Dag Lilletvedt Founder & CEO, Powerzeek
  • Reinhold Auer Founder, INTERNATIONAL SERVICE CHECK
  • Ross Hiatt Principal, TPG
  • Bogdan Cirlig Co-founder, AlphaFlow
  • Kenneth Ng Producer, Dissonance Entertainment
  • Mindy Hull CEO and Founder, Mercury Global Partners
  • Igor Kim Managing Partner, Xploration Capital
  • Alan Nicholas Director, VADA
  • Amy Swanson Co-founder, The Hatch Agency
  • Hope Timberlake Founder, Forté Consulting
  • Jake Tesler R&D Hardware Engineer, TEECOM
  • Thomas Holm Jensen CEO, Mayfair Holding
  • Leonard Pimentel CEO and CTO, Vū-Mē
  • Sebastian Juarez Founder/CTO, ETIPS INC
  • Ryan Scott Computer Science PhD Student, Clemson University
  • Scott Hudson Attorney, Greene Law Offices PLLC
  • Christopher Abbod Transmission Validation Engineer, General Motors
  • Garett Smith Co-founder, LeadCheetah
  • Fabrizio Guerrieri Sr. Electrical Engineer – Display Integration, Microsoft HoloLens
  • Nisheeth Gupta Director, Netgear Arlo
  • Jiabin Zhu Software Development Engineer, Amazon
  • Avani Desai Executive Vice President, Schellman & Company, LLC
  • Vicki Mac BD, NGINX
  • Mark Secchia Chief Innovater, Chinese Innovations
  • Nurtay Abilgaliyev Chief Strategy Officer, LLC Sky Mobile
  • Tilek Akhmatov Chief Digital Officer, LLC Sky Mobile
  • Yernar Nakisbekov CEO, LLC Sky Mobile
  • Mark Choey Cofounder + CTO, Climb Real Estate
  • Christine White IT Architect, IBM
  • Ronda Caswell IT Architect, Ronda Caswell
  • Christopher Dell’olio CEO, Pyrotree Inc.
  • Hilart Abrahamian COO, Pyrotree Inc.
  • Alex Brown UX Designer, Cisco
  • Elizabeth Bieniek Innovation Lead, Collaboration Technology, Cisco
  • Vincent Pascual UX Engineer, Cisco
  • Mike Kent Software Engineer, Cisco
  • Andy Payne Engineering Director, Cisco
  • Alex Schweitzer Co-founder, HighIntent
  • Jackie Lee Founder, Recruit My Friends
  • Jon Rodriguez Director of Accounting/Finance Recruiting, Fast Tracking Solutions
  • Damilare Olapitan CEO, DMTD CONSULTING
  • Bradley Rhyins Data Scientist, Trader Joe’s
  • Oleksandr Krayilo CEO, Datamart
  • Valentyn Podkamennyi CTO, Datamart
  • Damien Fuentes VP of Business Development, Datamart
  • Boahen Badu Cofounder/CTO, Unqut Inc
  • Jackie Lee Founder/CEO, ScienceVR
  • Peter Jackson Chief Digital Officer, Matrix
  • Warren Okubo Sales Manager, Expeditors International
  • Richard Peate Global Sales Executive, Expeditors
  • Neal Margulis President, DDI
  • Eric Esparza Founder/CEO, Scout Cloud
  • Justin Spears Chief Intellect Manager, Vietnamese Innovations
  • Haebin Kim Product Manager, Instagram
  • Mohammed Al-Adeeb Senior Product Manager, Veeva Systems
  • Aaron Davies Jurupa
  • Jonathan Edwards Sales Manager EMEA, Jurupa
  • Tobias Ortner Head of Recruiting, BFFT Gesellschaft für Fahrzeugtechnik mbH
  • Raymond Liu Account Manager, AVL Productions
  • Lei Jin Account Manager, Diamond SoCal Events & Entertainment
  • Jamal Newborn CEO & Founder, Exposyour
  • Mike Lee CEO, Coldbrew Creative
  • Emmalee Roach Software Engineer, Xperiel
  • Megan Roach Software Engineer Intern, Xperiel
  • Swaroop Rath Senior Developer, BOX
  • Ihor Lutskyy Software Engineer, EXEF
  • Michelle Tan Finance and Business Operations, WeWork
  • Sofiane Chekroun CEO, Refresh & Build
  • Mariana Puig Cuellar Business Operations Manager, Xperiel
  • Alok Upadhyay Software Development Engineer, Amazon
  • Saad Zaeem CEO, Fizz.io
  • Shen Qiu Business Development, Uber
  • Nithya Jagatap Programmer Analyst, Walmart Labs
  • Serge Berig Multimedia Designer, YouTube
  • Dmitry Khomchenko IT Director, Mobile TeleSystems
  • Pavel Semyakin Head of Security Unit, Mobile TeleSystems
  • Galina Ilchuk Director of IT Development Department, Mobile TeleSystems
  • Kirill Dmitriev Board member – Vice President of Sales and Customer service, Mobile TeleSystems
  • Denis Dyachenko Customer Service Director, Mobile TeleSystems
  • Yury Svechnikau Director of Retail Market Management Department, Mobile TeleSystems
  • Colette Ballou Founder, Ballou Capital
  • Moulik Agarwal Senior Software Engineer, eBay
  • Brian Johnson Capital Markets Associate, RenGen Labs
  • Suleyman Duyar Director, RenGen Labs
  • Emre Okay Investment Banking, RenGen Labs
  • Reza Haghighi Senior Software Engineer, B-STOCK SOLUTIONS
  • Hardik Modi Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Peri Avitan CEO, LiveCare
  • Mauricio Sampaio Manager
  • Rem Darbinyan CEO, OutProfit
  • Arevik Gasparyan CEO, Studio AM
  • Martin Hermann CEO, 8minutenergy
  • Mike Spiro Executive Managing Director, Newmark Cornish & Carey
  • Alexander Denissyuk Manager, SmartChem GmbH
  • RJ Perry Founder, RJ Consulting
  • Francesco Parrella Software Engineer, AlgoTraders
  • Sisil Mehta Senior Software Engineer, Uber Freight
  • Konin Ishmael CEO, Bestkonin
  • Magdalena Meusburger Lecturer, FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
  • Thomas Metzler Lecturer for Marketing & Innovation, FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
  • Usman Shahid Partner, StartupDevelopmentInstitute
  • Michael Dennison CEO, Future Wash LLC
  • Brian Fitzgerald Software Development Engineer, Amazon
  • Xun Li Engineering Manager, Facebook
  • Pete Scott Owner, Back River Search Group
  • Claudia Tomaso Sr. Technical Recruiter, Practice Fusion
  • Jack Boureston Analyst, Jabil Circuit
  • Olushola Ayeni Chief Operating Officer, Cloud Interactive Associates
  • Ray Piquion CEO, miMSG
  • Sam Slezek Associate, Amasia
  • Nick Taylor Deputy General Manager, UK, Ballou PR
  • Lex Associate Senior Associate, One Way Ventures
  • Cédric Voigt General Manager, Ballou PR
  • Ashfaqul Bari Engineer, Apetite
  • Moulik Agarwal Senior Software Engineer, eBay
  • Brian Johnson Capital Markets Associate, RenGen Labs
  • Suleyman Duyar Director, RenGen Labs
  • Emre Okay Investment Banking, RenGen Labs
  • Reza Haghighi Senior Software Engineer, B-STOCK SOLUTIONS
  • Hardik Modi Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Peri Avitan CEO, LiveCare
  • Mauricio Sampaio Manager
  • Rem Darbinyan CEO, OutProfit
  • Arevik Gasparyan CEO, Studio AM
  • Martin Hermann CEO, 8minutenergy
  • Mike Spiro Executive Managing Director, Newmark Cornish & Carey
  • Alexander Denissyuk Manager, SmartChem GmbH
  • RJ Perry Founder, RJ Consulting
  • Francesco Parrella Software Engineer, AlgoTraders
  • Sisil Mehta Senior Software Engineer, Uber Freight
  • Konin Ishmael CEO, Bestkonin
  • Magdalena Meusburger Lecturer, FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
  • Thomas Metzler Lecturer for Marketing & Innovation, FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
  • Usman Shahid Partner, StartupDevelopmentInstitute
  • Michael Dennison CEO, Future Wash LLC
  • Brian Fitzgerald Software Development Engineer, Amazon
  • Xun Li Engineering Manager, Facebook
  • Pete Scott Owner, Back River Search Group
  • Claudia Tomaso Sr. Technical Recruiter, Practice Fusion
  • Jack Boureston Analyst, Jabil Circuit
  • Olushola Ayeni Chief Operating Officer, Cloud Interactive Associates
  • Ray Piquion CEO, miMSG
  • Sam Slezek Associate, Amasia
  • Nick Taylor Deputy General Manager, UK, Ballou PR
  • Lex Associate Senior Associate, One Way Ventures
  • Cédric Voigt General Manager, Ballou PR
  • Ashfaqul Bari Engineer, Apetite
  • Luis Zlochevsky Founder & CEO, Pedido Pago
  • Sonali Kalje Product Management, Cisco
  • Yongsheng Wu Head of Big Data ML Platform, Pinterest
  • YaYa Cantu YaYa Cantu
  • Phiip Beesley Founder, Gutsy Dating
  • Will Ford President & Founder, LaunchBoom
  • Fernando Webb CEO, ICG3D
  • Stacy Huggar Director of Information Technology Innovation, USAA
  • Tom Lewis CEO, SmartAction
  • Charlie Schrier Director of Marketing, SmartAction
  • Rene Docherty CEO, Rene Man (Friend of TestCard)
  • Ana Maldonado Strategic Innovation Director, USAA
  • Elliott Ng Product Management Director, Search, Google, Inc.
  • Edmund Gehringer Founder, Ahead Group
  • Sarrin Kanemitsu Regional Operations Director, Ahead Group
  • Suzanna Chiu Head of Amadeus Ventures, Amadeus IT Group
  • Michael Kocan Managing Partner, Venture Capital, Trend Discovery Capital Management
  • Kamal Srinivasan Director of Product, Vulcan Inc
  • Adam Clarke Chief Technology Officer, Playlog
  • Siva Ragavan CEO, Clove
  • Atul Chopra Founder & President, Enhancesys Innovations LLC
  • Yury Shamrei CEO & Founder, SumatoSoft
  • Uladzimir Shydlouski CTO & Founder, SumatoSoft
  • Vishal Gautham Venkataraaman Software Developer, Stanford University – School of Medicine
  • Mike Senechal Co-founder, Director, Emailgistics Corp.
  • Mark Wickens Co-founder & CTO, Emailgistics Corp.
  • Henry Lach Founder, President & CEO, Emailgistics Corp.
  • Humberto Mata President, Fundacion VIHDA
  • Keiji Taguchi CIO, Open House CO.,Ltd
  • Kohei Takumi Senior Manager, Open House CO.,Ltd
  • Eric Wang Co-founder, Byke Mobility
  • Debra Young-Snowdale Founder & CFO, ExclusiveCFO LLC
  • Nathan Lehoux Co-founder, PROVEIT (Nobel Trivia LLC)
  • Prem Thomas Co-founder, PROVEIT (Nobel Trivia LLC)
  • Hitoshi Matsumoto Executive Advisor, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.
  • Romulo Sthel CEO, Estudando
  • Ahmad (Al) Fares Founder & CEO, Celitech Inc.
  • Olaf Schnapauff CEO, Amadeus Data Processing GmbH
  • Chi Sim Tang CEO, Tangerine Capital
  • Ameen Soleimani CEO, SpankChain
  • Brenna Sparks Porn Star, SpankChain
  • Douglas Solomon CEO, Douglas Solomon Consulting LLC
  • Carl Grant EVP, Business Development, Cooley
  • Daniel James Lead Engineer, PROVEIT (Nobel Trivia LLC)
  • Jeroen Servaes President, Global Direct
  • Odile Roujol Advisor & Board Member, Next World Capital
  • Mu Li Founder, Permutize
  • Leonardo Santos CEO, Semantix
  • Christian Vogt Chief Digital Officer, Stihl Group
  • Sanjeev Gupta Investor, AlphaNext Capital
  • Laurent Burdin Founder and CEO, SPACE AND LEMON Innovation Lab
  • Teemu Kaltea Co-Founder, Palkkaus
  • Wolfgang Krips EVP Technology Platforms & Engineering, Amadeus Data Processing GmbH
  • Paul Eckel CEO, Crypto Emerging Manager
  • Sheryl Maloney Director of Digital Innovation, adidas
  • Daniel Ramirez VP Technology Search & Partnering, LEO Innovation Lab
  • Kasper Juul Head of Innovation, LEO Innovation Lab
  • Jill Hallquist Sales Director, Solium
  • Amy Rodriguez Relationship Manager, Lead, Solium
  • Josh Dorward CEO & Co-Founder, Indivio
  • Manji Suzuki Vice President, DENSO International America Inc.
  • Wojciech Gudaszewski Founder / CFO, FINTURO INC.
  • Adrian Dzielnicki Founder / COO, FINTURO INC.
  • Sahlem Kharaka Chief Innovation Officer, Kharaka Enterprises, LLC
  • David Wartofsky Co-founder & CEO, Potomac Aviation Technology Corp.
  • William Chaplin UI/ UX Designer, Johnson & Johnson
  • Lynne Adams UX Service Owner, Johnson & Johnson
  • Roger Kibbe CEO, Bop Labs
  • Puja Samuel Director, New York Life Ventures
  • Jim Willson Director, Samsung Electronic America
  • Amol Rangdal Co-Founder and Director, APARAA Corp
  • Jeff Roberg IT Director, IT Director
  • Bill Brady Vice Chairman, Jefferies
  • Drew Burns Managing General Partner, Tsinghua Finance Capital
  • Di Huei Loke Director, ReadySpace Network Pte Ltd

Press

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Doug Leone, the global managing partner of powerhouse Sequoia Capital, is coming to Disrupt

Sequoia Capital has been at the top of its game in the U.S. for decades, thanks to early investments in Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and PayPal, as well as, more recently, its stakes in the messaging startup WhatsApp, the payments company Stripe and the video conferencing unicorn company Zoom.

Yet unlike a lot of top-tier firms in Silicon Valley, Sequoia is far from reliant on the Bay Area companies for huge returns. Instead, a dozen years ago, anticipating that the most impactful tech ideas could come from anywhere and be built around the world, the firm founded Sequoia China and Sequoia India, assembling local teams to invest in startups and help founders build their companies.

That strategy is now paying off, big time. As we reported earlier this week, Sequoia currently makes more than 50 cents from every dollar returned to its investors from its overseas bets.

Among the many companies Sequoia Capital China alone has funded: Meituan-Dianping, the group-discount service that sells locally found products and retail services and just filed to go public in Hong Kong; Ele.me, the food ordering company that sold a controlling stake in its business to Alibaba in April for $9.5 billion; DJI, the drone company, which was reported to be raising $1 billion in new funding this spring at a $15 billion valuation; VIP.com, the commerce platform that went public in 2012 and currently boasts a $7.2 billion market cap; and Didi, the mobile transportation giant that’s in a race against its U.S. rival Uber to conquer the global ride-hailing market.

To learn more about the new reality facing Silicon Valley startups — that competition is no longer next door, it’s global — we’re thrilled to announce that Sequoia Managing Partner Doug Leone is coming to Disrupt for a fireside chat. Leone oversees the firm’s global operations with Neil Shen, the founder and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China, and he knows better than nearly anyone in Silicon Valley how the investing and technology landscapes are evolving — and what founders globally should be mindful of as they build the next legendary company.

Leone also knows the value of grit. Leone immigrated to the U.S. from Italy and was reportedly called “Pasta” in high school before rising to the top of one of the most admired venture firms in history. It’s no wonder Leone is particularly passionate about founders from humble backgrounds like his own.

If you care about the global shifts that are majorly reshaping the tech industry right now, and the stuff that great founders are made of, you’re going to want to catch this conversation.

You can buy tickets to the show, taking place in San Francisco September 5th through September 7th, right here.