Travis Kalanick is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of Uber. A Los Angeles native, he learned to code in middle school and studied engineering at UCLA.
When he was still a student, Kalanick founded Scour, the first peer-to-peer search engine. He went on to start Red Swoosh, which was acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2007. In 2008 Kalanick and friend Garrett Camp dreamt of being able to get a ride at the push of a button on their smartphones.
They soon made that dream a reality when they launched Uber, a global ridesharing service that has revolutionized the way people move, work and live in over 400 cities and 70 countries around the world.