Travis Kalanick CEO of Uber Shares Startup Lessons From The Jampad

June 16, 2011

4:17 pm

Travis Kalanick is CEO and Founder of Uber, a hot startup that offers anyone the ability to have a personal black car service at their fingertips via their mobile phone. He is a successful entrepreneur in the areas of consumer Internet, p2p, and enterprise content delivery. His most recent company, Red Swoosh, was sold to Akamai Technologies in 2007. He has the dubious distinction of being sued for $250 billion while running his first company, Scour.

The Jampad is a place for entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to collaborate with each other in jam sashes on company creation, company building and various technology topics. Travis is the sole proprietor and chief host of the Jampad.

Travis admits that his curiosity has gotten him into trouble in the past but also describes his passion as the driving force behind his success. He says that CEO’s that survive and the real CEO’s. He added that the phrase “fake it till you make it” isn’t true. Funding does not solve all the problems. Throwing money at problems is not going to fix them, ultimately you are going to need to buckle down, diagnose and treat.

Watch the full session with Travis Kalanick of Uber. This video is part of the Tech Cocktail Sessions video podcast on iTunes.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.