The legend goes that on a snowy night in Paris in 2008; two men; Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had trouble hailing a cab; So they came up with a simple idea—tap a button, get a ride. And thus Uber concept was born. Fast forward to the present; and under the chairmanship of Camp; Uber is now a multi-billion dollar company which is operating in 633 major cities. Who is Garrett Camp? Garrett Camp a 38 year old Canadian businessman and investor and also an alum of the University of Calgary; In addition to Uber, Camp also in the year 2002; co-founded and is the current chairman of StumbleUpon a web-discovery platform and personalized recommendation engine. Garrett Camp; the co-founder and Chairman of both StumpleUpon and Uber (image credit courtesy of youtube.com) He also formed Expa; a startup studio; based on his many years of experience with startup companies; that collaborates with founders to develop and launch new products in 2013; and Mix Tech Camp has also invested in other companies like Prism Skylabs , a video analytics platform founded by Stephen Russell; SoundTracking, a music sharing application co-founded by Steve Jang of Schematic Labs; WillCall, a live music ticket-buying application; PSDept, a personal shopping application and BlackJet, an on-demand private aviation service. Garrett was also a Series-A investor in Behance, prior to its acquisition by Adobe in 2012. Awards and recognition Garrett was named to the TR35 List of Top Innovators under the age of 35 at Technology Review’s Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT in 2007. In 2008 Garrett was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of Tech’s Best Young Entrepreneurs. Most recently Garrett was honored at the 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards for his accomplishments at both StumbleUpon and Uber.
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