Silicon Valley billionaires, world-famous entrepreneurs, Uber veterans: These are the largest investors in ride-hail company Uber, which today filed paperwork to go public.
In the 10 years since its inception, Uber has found support among some of the world’s biggest backers, with outsized pockets to match. Its largest shareholder is SoftBank (SB Cayman 2), which invested $9.3 billion of its Vision Fund in the company last year.
Other shareholders include Google’s Alphabet and Garrett Camp’s startup studio Expa-1. American venture capital firm Benchmark Capital Partners, which first made it big in 1999 by investing in eBay, sold $900 million of its Uber stock to buyers including SoftBank in January of last year.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has also invested in Uber, sending $3.5 billion by wire transfer—then the largest payment ever sent in one lump sum—in June 2016. It remains the largest investment made by a foreign government in a venture-backed startup.