Ryan Graves had no shame at the age of 27 when he replied “here's a tip. email me :)” to a tweet about a job with an unknown startup that promised "BIG equity." Little did he know, seven years later, that startup would be valued at nearly $70 billion (and he’d still be there!). As Uber’s first employee, Ryan has seen the company grow to 6,700+ employees, from presence in one city to over 580. He has served as CEO and is now the Head of Global Operations. Internet CEO and investor Chris Schroeder will discuss Ryan’s trajectory with the company, how Uber is thinking about the future of mobility, what it takes to build a billion dollar company, and the challenges that come with skyrocketing success.
About Uber: Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 400+ cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.