CEO Travis Kalanick tweeted today in response that Uber “hasn’t spoken to a single investor” since November 2011.
An Uber spokesperson responded to VentureBeat by forwarding an official comment — and hinting that the Reuters story may be taken down. In a statement, Kalanick confirmed that Uber is not raising a round and that “any reports to the contrary are just completely untrue.”
.@uber hasn’t spoken to a single investor about raising $ since Nov ’11. Any reports to the contrary (i.e. Reuters) are completely false
— travis kalanick (@travisk) April 30, 2013
Uber has not issued a denial the company is worth $1 billion, which the Reuters story also claims. But then again, it probably wouldn’t.