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People make their way into the building that houses Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco.
The hits just keep coming for troubled ride-hailing company Uber. A day after Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO, the result of an ultimatum to do so that came from a key group of angry investors, one of those investors, Benchmark Capital’s Bill Gurley, is also apparently leaving Uber’s board.
Bill Gurley, a partner for venture firm Benchmark, is in discussion to give up his board seat, according to a Bloomberg report, citing two unnamed sources. His seat will go to Matt Cohler, another Benchmark partner, Bloomberg said. Gurley would be the second board member to leave in a week, after TPG Capital’s David Bonderman resigned after making an insensitive comment about women. His timely was uniquely awful, as he made the remark just as Uber was announcing steps to improve its much-criticized “bro” culture.
The company didn’t respond to a request from Forbes seeking confirmation of Gurley’s plans. He was one of five major Uber investors who delivered a letter to Kalanick on June 20, titled “Moving Uber Forward,” that insisted he resign, the New York Times reported.
Earlier on Wednesday, Gurley tweeted kind words about Kalanick after news of his resignation broke.
“There will be many pages in the history books devoted to (Travis Kalanick) … very few entrepreneurs have had such a lasting impact on the world,” he…