And the Winners Are…
Our auction went off with much fanfare. There were 60 bidders, 78 bids and the bids came in up until the very last minute. Well, the results are in! You may want to hang around these folks all night…as they’ve got the Uber hookup. Congrats to a few of our lucky winners:
(*in no particular order)
- Christine Brumback @Boomer
- Naval Ravikant @Naval
- Greg Tseng @Gstseng
- Samantha Frampton @Samatbrightroll
- Dan Levine @Danlevine
- Lola Soto
Congratulations guys and gals!!!
What did they win???
*4 of our best drivers and cars exclusively dedicated to 10 VIPs
*Access to rest of Uber Partner fleets for optimized pickup times
*50% off New Year’s fares on all rides
*Travis Kalanick, Uber’s co-founder and CEO providing VIP Hotline support to all winning VIPs to insure a flawless Uber experience
Thanks to everyone who participated in the bidding. Even if you didn’t win, hopefully because of the 2x price adjustment you’ll be able to cruise around tonight via Uber. You’re all winners to us! Have a rockin’ night!
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