A law suit has been filled in the Superior Court of San Francisco against Uber by the founder (Kevin Halpern) of a company named Celluride against Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Uber co-founder Garrett Camp and some investors for stealing his idea. Halpern claims that Kalanick created an exact replica of Celluride and named it Uber.
Halpern in his video statement said that he trusted Travis Kalanick because they both were renting space in the same building from a mutual friend, Jonathan Arams.
“Kalanick was brilliant at gaining my trust,” Halpern said in his video statement. “I thought I could form a business relationship with Kalanick as an advisor or team member and shared Celluride’s presentation, architecture, brochure, and cell phone demo. Most importantly we discussed the massive business opportunity of the private transportation market, which he knew nothing about at the time.” said Halpern.
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The evidence shown in the video looks very promising.
It feels like there is a new trend in the Silicon Valley where people are stealing other people ideas. A few years back such a law suit was filed by Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, classmates who accused him of stealing their idea and now its Uber.
Moral of the Story: Don’t share your Ideas with Anyone