Uber’s Infamous Co-founder Wins Microsoft As First US Investor For His Dark Kitchen Startup

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) has become the first U.S.-based investor in Uber Technologies, Inc (NYSE: UBER), known to have backed CloudKitchens, the “dark kitchen” startup run by the ride-hailing company’s controversial co-founder Travis Kalanick, the Financial Times reports. The investment was part of CloudKitchens’ $850 million funding round that closed in November 2021, valuing it at $15 billion. The cash gain …