MOSCOW, January 24. USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov and its partners were one of the investors of the service of taxi Uber. This was told by a source close to USM, without revealing details.
Official representatives of USM and Uber in Russia, declined to comment.
As reported by CNBC in early January 2016 with reference to information sources, Uber was valued at $62,5 billion for a new round of investment. The entry threshold for investors of $250 thousand
In early December, The Wall Street Journal wrote that Uber has raised $2.1 billion during the next round of funding, and the whole company was valued at $64,6 billion In the number of investors called Fund Tiger Global an American company and T. Rowe Price Group. Earlier the edition informed that in July 2015, the startup has raised $1 billion, based on an assessment of all company in $51 billion.
Uber is an international technology company that develops mobile services on call car with a personal driver. The company provides its services in 360 cities in 64 countries around the world. In Russia the company started in 2013 In October 2015, Uber announced that for 2016 is going to earn in all Russian cities.
USM Holdings Ltd. is a diversified international company that manages assets in metallurgy and mining, telecommunications, Internet and media. Among them such companies, as “metalloinvest”, “MegaFon”, Mail.ru Group, as well as “UTH”. The main shareholders of USM are Alisher Usmanov, Vladimir Skoch and Farhad Moshiri. Earlier Usmanov repeatedly invested in high-tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, Alibaba, JD.com and others.