In the letter, titled “Moving Uber Forward” and obtained by The
New York Times, the investors wrote to Mr. Kalanick that he must
immediately leave and that the company needed a change in
leadership. Mr. Kalanick, 40, consulted with at least one Uber
board member, and after long discussions with some of the
investors, he agreed to step down. He will remain on Uber’s board
“I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult
moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request
to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be
distracted with another fight,” Mr. Kalanick said in a statement.
From the outside, it seems like this was inevitable. It was only a question of when.