Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber is a highly anticipated upcoming American anthology drama series set to debut on February 27, 2022, exclusively on Showtime. David Levien and Brian Koppelman were the creators of the series. The series was gleaned from a 2019 non-fiction book of the same name written by Mike Isaac.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber will revolve around the rise and fall of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The role of Kalanick will be played by 500 days of summer starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Other cast members of this upcoming Showtime drama series include Elisabeth Shue, Kyle Chandler, Uma Thurman, and several others.
Reportedly, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick started a new startup called CloudKitchens which essentially rents out space to restaurants for delivery-focused services.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber premieres on Showtime
Learn all about Travis Kalanick and his current work
Travis Cordell Kalanick is an American businessman best known as the co-founder and former CEO of Uber. He previously worked for Scour, a peer-to-peer file sharing app company, and was the co-founder of Red Swoosh, a peer-to-peer content delivery network that was sold to Akamai. Technology in 2007.
Kalanick served as CEO of Uber from 2010 to 2017. He later resigned from his esteemed position at the company in 2017, after mounting pressure from public reports of the unethical corporate culture of the company. This included allegations that Kalanick overlooked reports of sexual harassment within the company.
Travis Kalanick owned his place on the board of directors until he resigned from his vital position on December 31, 2019. After his resignation, the former CEO of Uber sold approximately 90% of his shares in Uber, for collective profit. approximately $2.5 billion. After the sale with a net worth of $2.6 billion, Travis Kalanick ranked 238th on the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans.
What does the former CEO of Uber do Does Travis Kalanick currently do?
In 2018, Travis Kalanick, on whom the Showtime series Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber is based, launched a new venture capital fund named “10100”, focusing on e-commerce, real estate and innovation in emerging markets like India and China.
In 2018, Kalanick also declared a plan to invest $150 million in a real estate redevelopment company, City Storage Systems. He further stated that he would be the CEO of the company. The company runs a shadow kitchen startup that was built under the supervision of CloudKitchens, in which former Uber CEO Kalanick had invested around $300 million.
In the month of January 2020, it was reported that the newly launched company received new funding worth around $15 billion. Since 2018, Travis Kalanick has been a senior advisory board member of Neom, Saudi Arabia’s master plan to build a state-of-the-art “mega city” in the desert.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Ubera drama series based on the real-life story of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives February 27, 2022 on Showtime.