Late last week, Bloomberg published a selective set of financial numbers from Uber, which had decided to pre-empt inevitable leaks by speaking directly to reporters. The numbers were partial and subject to a number of caveats but still paint an interesting financial picture of Uber at this stage in its history. It’s important both to understand what’s really being reported here and what it means about Uber and the future of both the company and the broader ride-sharing industry.
Jan Dawson is Founder and Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, a technology research and consulting firm focused on consumer technology. During his sixteen years as a technology analyst, Jan has covered everything from DSL to LTE, and from policy and regulation to smartphones and tablets. As such, he brings a unique perspective to the consumer technology space, pulling together insights on communications and content services, device hardware and software, and online services to provide big-picture market analysis and strategic advice to his clients. Jan has worked with many of the world’s largest operators, device and infrastructure vendors, online service providers and others to shape their strategies and help them understand the market. Prior to founding Jackdaw, Jan worked at Ovum for a number of years, most recently as Chief Telecoms Analyst, responsible for Ovum’s telecoms research agenda globally. View all posts by Jan Dawson