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50 Smartest Companies 2015

June 23, 2015

50 Smartest Companies

  • 1

    Tesla Motors

    • Headquarters Palo Alto, California
    • Industry
      Transportation
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2010 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation $28 billion

    Summary

    Tesla topped this list last year for its plan to extend its battery technology from cars to residential and commercial applications. This year, Tesla’s Autopilot technology stands out for the way it integrates feedback from a camera, radar, ultrasonic sensors, and GPS to aid drivers on highways, help them avoid collisions, and assist them in parking. Besides advancing semi-autonomous driving, Tesla is also making electric vehicles more accessible by introducing its most affordable car yet, the $35,000 Model 3.

    50 percent

    According to CEO Elon Musk, drivers have a 50 percent lower chance of having an accident when driving with Tesla Autopilot.
  • 2

    Xiaomi

    • Headquarters Beijing, China
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2014 , 2015

    Summary

    Fast-growing smartphone vendor is maturing beyond its original “cut-price Apple” model with ideas like flash sales over its mobile messaging platform.

    $45 billion

    Most recent valuation for the private company
  • 3

    Illumina

    • Headquarters San Diego, California
    • Industry
      Biomedicine
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2010 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $28 billion

    Summary

    The leader in commercializing the rapid sequencing of human DNA, the company reported a steep drop in sales last fall, suggesting that the market for its sequencing machines might be saturated. Three months later it unveiled a new machine, NovaSeq, that it says is capable of sequencing as many as 48 entire human genomes in two and a half days—and someday pushing the cost of sequencing down to $100, potentially low enough to significantly expand what researchers can learn about diseases.

    $850,000:

    price of the cheaper of its two NovaSeq models
  • 4

    Alibaba

    • Headquarters Hangzhou, China
    • Industry
      Connectivity
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $363.7 billion

    Summary

    Alibaba is already the world’s largest e-commerce company, and now it’s taking on Amazon and Microsoft as a provider of cloud computing services. Like Amazon, Alibaba originally invested in cloud infrastructure to support its online stores and payment services before deciding to offer it as a service to other companies. The company’s Alibaba Cloud subsidiary is now its fastest-growing business and extends beyond mainland China, with data centers in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and East Asia. Alibaba is also leveraging the cloud to deliver big-data services to small and medium-size companies around the world. The initiative is part of its “electronic world trade platform” project, which aims to help small companies do more business across national borders.

    57 percent:

    Alibaba’s share of Chinese online commerce
  • 5

    Counsyl

    • Headquarters South San Francisco, California
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Its cheap DNA tests help would-be parents plan ahead. Now it sells cancer screens.

    3.6 percent

    Proportion of U.S. couples that use its tests before trying to conceive
  • 6

    SunEdison

    • Headquarters Maryland Heights, Missouri
    • Industry
      Energy
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Aggressively expanding its renewable energy products and building a business to provide electricity to the developing world.

    1.1 billion

    number of people worldwide who don’t have access to electricity
  • 7

    Tencent

    • Headquarters Shenzhen, China
    • Industry
      Connectivity
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $350 billion

    Summary

    It’s been a blowout year for Tencent, which owns China’s biggest social network, WeChat, and is also the world’s largest video-gaming company. Though WeChat already boasts more than 900 million monthly active users, Tencent keeps expanding the mobile app so that it now offers messaging, online gaming, shopping, music, videos, and peer-to-peer payments. The breadth of features attracts new users and keeps existing ones active inside WeChat, which enables Tencent to sell more ads and services. In April, the Internet giant passed Wells Fargo to become one of the world’s 10 most valuable companies by market capitalization, thanks to growth in its gaming, online advertising, and payments businesses.

    50 percent:

    proportion of WeChat’s 770 million daily users who are on the service at least 90 minutes a day
  • 8

    Juno Therapeutics

    • Headquarters Seattle, Washington
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Testing cancer treatments that use a person’s own immune cells.

    $304 million

    Amount it raised in the largest biotech IPO of 2014
  • 9

    SolarCity

    • Headquarters San Mateo, California
    • Industry
      Energy
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    The factory it is planning to build in Buffalo will be the Western Hemisphere’s largest manufacturer of silicon solar panels, the company says.

    177,000

    Number of U.S. customers who lease SolarCity’s rooftop solar panels
  • 10

    Netflix

    • Headquarters Los Gatos, California
    • Industry
      Internet & Digital Media
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2011 , 2015

    Summary

    It’s producing innovative original content and inking distribution deals with cable companies.

    31

    Number of Emmy nominations for its original programming in 2014
  • 11

    OvaScience

    • Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    The first baby conceived with the help of its stem-cell treatment has been born.

    $25,000

    Maximum amount it charges IVF clinics for the treatment
  • 12

    Google

    • Headquarters Mountain View, California
    • Industry
      Internet & Digital Media
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015

    Summary

    Its Loon balloons are designed to broaden Internet access.

  • 13

    Amazon

    • Headquarters Seattle, Washington
    • Industry
      Connectivity
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $479.3 billion

    Summary

    Amazon is using a range of AI technologies, including computer vision, machine learning, and natural-language processing, to reinvent mobile computing and shopping. The company’s voice-activated assistant Alexa now controls everything from TVs to cars and is poised to be the next important computing platform. Amazon is also streamlining the brick-and-mortar shopping experience through its Seattle-based Amazon Go convenience store. Customers simply enter the store, scan an app on their smartphones, and walk out with the items they wish to purchase. Amazon uses AI, cameras, and sensors to identify the products they have selected and bills them automatically—no lines or checkouts necessary.

    12,000:

    number of programs that software developers have published for Alexa
  • 14

    AliveCor

    • Headquarters San Francisco, California
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Maker of a heart monitor that connects to an iPhone and automatically detects irregular heartbeats.

    2 million

    Number of ECG readings on its devices so far
  • 15

    Gilead Sciences

    • Headquarters Foster City, California
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Began selling the first pill that can cure most cases of hepatitis C.

    $3.6 billion

    <br>Sales of the drug in the first three months of 2015
  • 16

    Apple

    • Headquarters Cupertino, California
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2015 , 2017
    • Valuation $761.4 billion

    Summary

    Derided of late for a lack of innovative new products and tepid customer response to Apple Pay and the Apple Watch, Apple has launched a Siri-enabled speaker called HomePod to compete with Amazon’s Alexa-equipped Echo speaker. It’s also begun to tout its AI chops, including acknowledging its work on autonomous-driving systems. For some time Apple has been quietly hiring some impressive robotics and AI talent for its project, and its history of smart design and smooth integration of hardware and software may prove valuable assets.

    $257 billion:

    cash on its balance sheet, more than the entire market value of General Electric
  • 17

    Voxel8

    • Headquarters Somerville, Massachusetts
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Having created what it calls the world’s first 3-D electronics printer, the startup is commercializing promising new materials like conductive ink.

    5,000

    Factor by which its inks improve conductivity, according to the company
  • 18

    IDE Technologies

    • Headquarters Kadima, Israel
    • Industry
      Energy
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation Valuation not available (owned in equal parts by publicly traded Delek Group and Israel Chemical)

    Summary

    Its large-scale desalination process is finding more customers. In the U.S. IDE won the job of reactivating a mothballed plant in Santa Barbara, California, and its prospects look strong as long as extracting salt from water to make it potable continues to be economical. Demand will certainly be there: worldwide, some 700 million people don’t have access to enough clean water, and that number is expected to explode to 1.8 billion by 2025.

    30 percent

    By October IDE will be producing 30 percent of Santa Barbara’s water.
  • 19

    Amgen

    • Headquarters Thousand Oaks, California
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Its Icelandic gene database is yielding ­clues that help it decide which drugs to develop.

    10,000

    Number of sequenced genomes in the database
  • 20

    Aquion Energy

    • Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Industry
      Energy
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation Valuation not available, $190 million raised

    Summary

    Aquion continues to raise money for its innovative batteries, which have made it a successful startup in a notoriously tough industry. Investors include Bill Gates and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as well as the corporate venture capital arms of energy industry giants Shell and Total. Invented by Carnegie Mellon professor Jay Whitacre, the batteries are made with nontoxic materials that can provide long-term storage of energy from solar, wind, and other intermittent sources at a very low cost. Whitacre says the company’s been disciplined in its development of a manufacturing process, basing it on existing models and materials to improve its chance of working.

    Backers

    Include Bill Gates, Shell.
  • 21

    Baidu

    • Headquarters Beijing, China
    • Industry
      Intelligent machines
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $61.1 billion

    Summary

    Baidu keeps pouring money into AI research despite declining revenue growth and the defection of some prominent AI experts. In January, it launched a voice-enabled smart assistant called DuerOS, which is similar to Amazon’s Alexa. To bolster its driverless-car initiative, Baidu also acquired a computer-vision startup, signed partnerships with component makers Bosch and Continental, and announced plans to release its self-driving hardware and software as open-source technology. While it remains to be seen whether Baidu can commercialize these projects, the Chinese government signaled its confidence in the company by choosing it to lead the country’s first national AI research lab.

    1,300:

    number of employees dedicated to working on AI
  • 22

    SpaceX

    • Headquarters Hawthorne, California
    • Industry
      Transportation
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $12 billion

    Summary

    In 2017, SpaceX proved it’s possible to fly a rocket into space carrying a payload, bring it back, refurbish it, and launch it again with a new payload. Reusable rockets make space travel far cheaper and faster: they are critical to SpaceX’s long-term goal of establishing an interplanetary transport system. The startup also compressed the time needed to refit its recycled rockets (from one year to a few months) and began preliminary tests of its Falcon Heavy booster, which is expected to be the world’s most powerful rocket when it is completed later this year.

    10 percent:

    price discount being considered for customers who agree to fly their payloads on reused rockets
  • 23

    Sakti3

    • Headquarters Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Industry
      Energy
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2012 , 2015

    Summary

    Uses new materials and manufacturing techniques to make solid-state batteries that store twice as much energy as rival lithium-ion technologies.

    $15 million

    Size of recent investment by appliance maker Dyson (General Motors is also a backer)
  • 24

    Freescale Semiconductor

    • Headquarters Austin, Texas
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2014 , 2015

    Summary

    Pioneering technology to be used in advanced computer vision systems for cars.

    $12 billion

    Freescale’s value in a proposed acquisition by a Dutch semiconductor maker
  • 25

    Universal Robots

    • Headquarters Odense, Denmark
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Its user-friendly, relatively cheap robots have found a strong market. In May, Teradyne agreed to buy the company for $285 million.

    70 percent

    Increase in revenue from 2013 to 2014
  • 26

    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    • Headquarters New York City, New York
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation $119 billion

    Summary

    Leads in cancer immunotherapy, working on “checkpoint inhibitors” for numerous forms of cancer. Opdivo, one of two inhibitors the company markets, works by allowing immune-system T cells to attack cancer. It’s approved for skin, lung, and kidney cancer, and when successful, the treatments appear to have enabled patients’ immune systems to eradicate their tumors. It is expensive, however, and that has caused issues with European regulators.

    Five years

    One-third of patients with advanced melanoma survived for five years in a study of Opdivo.
  • 27

    Teladoc

    • Headquarters Dallas, Texas
    • Industry
      Internet & Digital Media
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Though some doctors’ organizations oppose the idea of remote medicine and are trying to limit the practice, this fast-growing telemedicine company is nearing an IPO.

    10 million

    Number of U.S. members in its remote-consultation service
  • 28

    Nvidia

    • Headquarters Santa Clara, California
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $90.9 billion

    Summary

    Though Nvidia still makes most of its money from selling graphics chips for video games, it has established itself as the leading provider of processing power for AI software, and its newer, AI-related businesses are growing quickly. During its most recent financial quarter, revenues from its data-center and automotive businesses increased by 186 percent and 24 percent, respectively, over the previous year. The company says all the major Internet and cloud-service providers use its chips to accelerate their processes, and a number of large carmakers, including Toyota, are using its autonomous-driving technology.

    $3 billion:

    spending on R&D to create its new data-center chip
  • 29

    Facebook

    • Headquarters Menlo Park, California
    • Industry
      Connectivity
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $447.9 billion

    Summary

    It’s been a tumultuous year for Facebook, but the fierce debates surrounding its role in disseminating “fake news” and violent content via its social-networking app have not stymied its progress in AI. The company has leveraged computer vision and neural networks to develop greater capabilities for “M,” its AI assistant, and new ways of searching photos that don’t require captions or tags. Facebook is using some of these technologies, such as algorithms that identify potentially suicidal messages and pro-terrorism propaganda, to counter public criticism of its services.

    20:

    number of natural-language data sets built into the company’s AI research tool, ParlAI.
  • 30

    Alnylam

    • Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2010 , 2015

    Summary

    It is turning around the prospects for RNA interference, a promising type of gene therapy that has been challenging to use.

    6

    Number of the company’s drugs in human testing
  • 31

    Rethink Robotics

    • Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2013 , 2015

    Summary

    Although sales have been soft for its easy-to-train Baxter robot, the company’s newest model, Sawyer, is impressively precise and fast.

    $114 million

    Funding raised
  • 32

    Philips

    • Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Industry
      Energy
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2013 , 2015

    Summary

    The giant of LED lighting has made the efficient technology even more affordable.

    $5

    Retail price of two bulbs that will last for a decade
  • 33

    Cellectis

    • Headquarters New York City, New York
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation $1 billion

    Summary

    Cellectis is scheduled to do a formal trial of its engineered immune cells as a leukemia treatment as soon as this year. This field of immune engineering was one of our 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016, and Cellectis is shaping its early development.

    $300 million

    Though not profitable, the company has over $300 million in cash, enough to last through 2018.
  • 34

    Bluebird Bio

    • Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Industry
      Biomedicine
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2017
    • Valuation $4.5 billion

    Summary

    About 300,000 people are born each year with sickle-cell disease, a condition caused by a faulty gene involved in the development of red blood cells: it can put them at increased risk of anemia (characterized by tiredness and shortness of breath), serious infections, and other dangerous conditions. Some patients require regular blood transfusions to manage the condition, and people of specific origins—including African, Middle Eastern, and Asian—are more likely to be affected. In March, it was reported that 15 months after undergoing a new treatment in a Paris hospital, a teenager with sickle-cell was symptom-free. The treatment, a gene therapy that alters the DNA in bone marrow, was created by Bluebird Bio. Bluebird is also investigating treatments for adrenoleukodystrophy (the Lorenzo’s Oil disease) and beta thalassemia, an inherited blood disease that can cause severe anemia.

    66 percent:

    increase in stock price over the past year
  • 35

    ThyssenKrupp

    • Headquarters Essen, Germany
    • Industry
      Transportation
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Reinvented the elevator with magnetic levitation technology, resulting in a system that can transport more people and move horizontally.

    6.4 billion euros

    Company’s global elevator sales in 2014
  • 36

    Slack

    • Headquarters San Francisco, California
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation $4 billion

    Summary

    In the past year, Slack’s number of daily users increased from 750,000 to three million. During that time, the company rolled out voice calls as a beta feature and launched a directory for third-party apps, an $80 million fund to invest in Slack developers, and a toolkit for creating chatbots. It also introduced a “Sign In with Slack” feature that lets business users sign up for apps using their Slack identity credentials. The momentum helped Slack raise $200 million more in funding, for a current total of $540 million, at a valuation of $3.8 billion.

    Three million

    Number of daily active Slack users.
  • 37

    Line

    • Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
    • Industry
      Internet & Digital Media
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    The Japanese company runs a hugely popular messaging and free calling app that actually generates revenue.

    205 million

    Number of monthly active users
  • 38

    Improbable

    • Headquarters London, United Kingdom
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation Valuation not available, $22 million raised

    Summary

    The company, which came out of work done originally when the founders were students at the University of Cambridge, is developing an environment for building virtual worlds at a new scale and complexity. With advances in robotics and driverless cars, such simulations have become more important as a testing ground. Improbable’s technology allows large amounts of information to be shared between multiple servers nearly instantaneously, which is appealing to gaming developers looking to allow many players to experience a virtual world together.

    Funding

    Andreessen Horowitz is a major backer.
  • 39

    Enlitic

    • Headquarters San Francisco, California
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation Valuation not available, $15 million raised

    Summary

    Enlitic produces deep-learning software that can analyze x-rays. It’s being tested by radiologists in Australia, which will be key to establishing how well it can help doctors make diagnoses and design treatments. The recent departure of its founder Jeremy Howard, well known in the machine-learning field, seems to pose a challenge for the company, but new leadership asserts that applications of its algorithms will soon expand to the detection of lung cancer and bone fractures.

    50 percent

    Claims its algorithm read chest CT images 50 percent more accurately than experts in its own test.
  • 40

    Coinbase

    • Headquarters San Francisco, California
    • Industry
      Internet & Digital Media
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Helps companies including PayPal, Dell, and Expedia take Bitcoin payments without having to hold onto the cryptocurrency.

    2.9 million

    Number of Bitcoin accounts registered with Coinbase
  • 41

    HaCon

    • Headquarters Hannover, Germany
    • Industry
      Internet & Digital Media
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Its popular travel planning apps in Europe combine information on taxis, car rental, bike sharing, and public transportation systems.

    40 million

    Number of journeys planned on its system every day
  • 42

    3D Systems

    • Headquarters Rock Hill, South Carolina
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Moving to dominate the commercialization of 3-D printing by developing a super-fast assembly line.

    50

    Factor by which 3D Systems hopes to increase the speed of 3-D printing
  • 43

    Generali

    • Headquarters Trieste, Italy
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    This Italian-based insurer will use fitness data from wearables, as well as other health data, to calculate insurance rates for customers who choose to participate.

    60

    Number of countries in which the company operates
  • 44

    Intrexon

    • Headquarters Germantown, Maryland
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation $3 billion

    Summary

    Its Oxitec division’s genetically engineered mosquito, which yields offspring that die quickly, has been released in Grand Cayman and parts of Brazil in an attempt to reduce the spread of Zika and other diseases. In March, the World Health Organization recommended a pilot deployment of Oxitec’s solution. The company has been buying up companies specializing in synthetic biology in a variety of applications, but it has not been transparent about how its technology works, leading to some negative speculation about the company.

    $174 million

    Acquisitions increased sales from $8 million to $174 million in five years.
  • 45

    DNAnexus

    • Headquarters Mountain View, California
    • Industry
      Biotech
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Helping researchers and drug companies move genetic data into Amazon’s cloud.

    56,000

    Number of computer processors the company uses to analyze DNA
  • 46

    IBM

    • Headquarters Armonk, New York
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $145.4 billion

    Summary

    IBM continues to invest in a range of emerging technologies that it thinks will yield sustainable growth, such as the distributed-ledger technology blockchain. With IBM’s help, corporate customers such as Walmart are using blockchain to track products as they move through global supply chains. Though IBM has yet to deliver the financial turnaround it has been promising investors for years, its newer businesses—including blockchain, cloud computing, and AI services—brought in more than 40 percent of the company’s total revenue in 2016. IBM also continues to develop quantum computing technology, which it plans to sell as a cloud service.

    400:

    number of customers the company has worked with on blockchain applications
  • 47

    Snapchat

    • Headquarters Los Angeles, California
    • Industry
      Internet & Digital Media
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2014 , 2015 , 2016
    • Valuation $20 billion

    Summary

    Snapchat is still experimenting with innovative new content, which was the reason it made this list last year. This year, Snapchat’s most significant moves relate to expanding its advertising business. Advertisers value Snapchat as a way to reach consumers aged 13 to 34, but they have criticized the company for charging high rates without sharing much data about ads’ performance. Snapchat recently addressed these concerns by signing deals that let Viacom sell ads on its behalf and allow Nielsen to supply campaign data to advertisers.

    10 billion

    Number of videos that are seen on the app every day.
  • 48

    Microsoft

    • Headquarters Redmond, Washington
    • Industry
      Computing & Communications
    • Status public
    • Years on the List 2013 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017
    • Valuation $549.7 billion

    Summary

    Its cloud business is growing, reducing its reliance on PC sales and increasing its margins. Its consumer products have been reenergized with the Surface Book, Studio, and Laptop and its HoloLens augmented-reality headset. More futuristic initiatives include its work on using DNA as a storage system for data and on its particular approach to quantum computing, focused on manipulating a subatomic particle called the Majorana fermion.

    $15 billion:

    projected annual revenue for its commercial cloud business
  • 49

    Imprint Energy

    • Headquarters Alameda, California
    • Industry
      Energy
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2015

    Summary

    Developing ultrathin, flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers.

  • 50

    Uber

    • Headquarters San Francisco, California
    • Industry
      Transportation
    • Status private
    • Years on the List 2014 , 2015

    Summary

    It’s testing ideas like ride-share services and driver deliveries.

    162,037

    Number of active Uber drivers as of December 2014