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FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photo, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick arrives at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. In the midst of a controversy involving a top executive who reportedly suggested paying $1 million to dig up dirt on a journalist critical of the company, Kalanick on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 gave a speech to current and potential investors at a Goldman Sachs technology conference in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Paul Sakluma, File)

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned under pressure from investors



Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday from his role as CEO of Uber, a week after he announced he was going on an'"indefinite leave of absence." 

Kalanick, who helped found Uber in 2009, is expected to stay on Uber's board of directors, according to The Washington Post. 

According to The New York Times, five of Uber's major investors demanded that Kalanick resign, saying the company needed a change in leadership. After he consulted with a board member, Kalanick agreed to step down.

“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,” Kalanick said in a statement.

Kalanick's resignation comes after months of sexual harassment allegations made by customers and employees within the company. The former CEO is among 14 top executives who have left Uber this year.  

Just last week David Bonderman, an Uber board member, resigned from the company after he made a sexist remark about women at an Uber meeting designed to address sexual harassment in the workplace. 

People took to Twitter to weigh in on Kalanick's departure.

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