Who Owns Uber?

Uber is a two-sided platform where riders can book drivers on-demand. As part of it, Uber Eats Three-Sided Platform enables eaters, restaurants, and food drivers to meet on top of it. Uber’s main shareholders comprise SB Cayman 2 Ltd. (owned by SoftBank Group Corp) with almost 10% of the company’s shares, followed by Morgan Stanley. Individual shareholders comprise Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Dara Khosrowshahi, the founder and CEO of Uber.

Who Owns Uber?
Name of Beneficial Owner SharesShares%
SB Cayman 2 Ltd. (owned by SoftBank Group Corp)184,228,1789.91%
Morgan Stanley109,787,2395.91%
Yasir Al-Rumayyan72,971,5503.93%
Dara Khosrowshahi1,408,027
Nelson Chai189,783
Ronald Sugar189,403
Ursula Burns147,283
John Thain147,022
Jill Hazelbaker125,053
Tony West123,264
Nikki Krishnamurthy70,585
Wan Ling Martello60,311
Robert Eckert20,837
Amanda Ginsberg6,287
Revathi Advaithi3,756
Uber Financial Statements.

Connected Business Models


Uber is a is two-sided marketplace, a platform business model that connects drivers and riders, with an interface that has elements of gamification, that makes it easy for two sides to connect and transact. Uber makes money by collecting fees from the platform’s gross bookings.


DoorDash is a platform business model that enables restaurants to set up at no cost delivery operations. At the same time, customers get their food at home and dashers (delivery people) earn some extra money. DoorDash makes money by markup prices through delivery fees, memberships, and advertising for restaurants on the marketplace.


Glovo is a Spanish on-demand courier service that purchases and delivers products ordered through a mobile app. Founded in 2015 by Oscar Pierre and Sacha Michaud as a way to “uberize” local services. Glovo makes money via delivery fees, mini-supermarkets (fulfillment centers that Glovo operates in partnership with grocery store chains), and dark kitchens (enabling restaurants to increase their capacity).


Grubhub is an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. In 2018 the company connected 95,000 takeout restaurants in over 1,700 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands like Seamless, LevelUp, Eat24, AllMenus, MenuPages, andTapingo. The company makes money primarily by charging restaurants a pre-order commission and it generates revenues when diners place an order on its platform. Also, it charges restaurants that use Grubhub delivery services and when diners pay for those services. 


Instacart’s business model relies on enabling an easy set up for grocery stores, the comfort for customers to get their shopping delivered at home, and an additional income stream for personal shoppers. Instacart makes money by charging service fees, via memberships, and by running performance advertising on its platform.


Lyft is a transportation-as-a-service marketplace allowing riders to find a driver for a ride. Lyft has also expanded with a multimodal platform that gives more options like bike-sharing or electric scooters. Lyft primary makes money by collecting fees from drivers that complete rides on the platform.


Postmates is a food delivery service built as a last-mile delivery service platform connecting locals with shops. Postmates makes money by collecting fees (commission, delivery, service, cart, and cancellation fees). It also makes money via its subscription service (called Unlimted – $9.99/month or $99.99 annually) giving free delivery on every order of more than $12.

Uber Eats

Uber Eats is a three-sided marketplace connecting a driver, a restaurant owner and a customer with Uber Eats platform at the center. The three-sided marketplace moves around three players: Restaurants pay commission on the orders to Uber Eats; Customers pay the small delivery charges, and at times, cancellation fee; Drivers earn through making reliable deliveries on time.

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