Secret Ubers Slip into the Streets of Berlin
Ahh Berlin… the city with Michelin-starred restaurants hidden in garbage alleys, world-class galleries tucked away out of sight, and one of the world’s greatest party scenes living it up in deceivingly isolated basements until well after sunrise. Take these dichotomies and you’ll start to notice them regularly among the many talented hyphenates defining modern-day Berlin: meet a consultant-baker-DJ today, a producer-writer-software developer tomorrow.
No wonder then, that in typical underground fashion, Secret Ubers have slipped into this exciting melting pot of art, fashion, music, and some of the coolest tech startups we’ve ever seen. And just in time for Fashion Week, not to mention the other 132,786,453 events going on that make Berlin THE place to be for everyone interested in pretty much anything.
Case in point: we spotted Alexander Ljung, Co-founder of the rockstar startup Soundcloud, catching a ride from their Brunnenstraße office (or “Moonbase,” in Soundcloud-speak) to their Gormannstraße office (aka “Rebase”) for a pizza and drinks event. Easy as (a pizza) pie — Uber driver Imran arrived at Moonbase in his long Mercedes S-Class to bring Alex and his buddies to lunch in style, comfort, and fun.
We’re still in testing phase, so if you don’t catch a Secret Uber at first, try again soon and maybe you’ll be lucky. More Ubers are getting on the road every day to help on-the-go Berliners (is there any other kind?) make it to all of the meetings, events, and parties on their calendars. Backseat’s so comfy, you could finish up your emails, catch up with friends, or even get a little shuteye before making your entrance.
We’re excited to launch Payment Rewards — a way to discover, track, and redeem rewards right in the Uber app. We’re kicking it off with Capital One®, where every 10th ride is free (up to $15) when you pay with a Quicksilver® or QuicksilverOne® card through March 2017.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Arianna Huffington will join Uber’s board. For those of us who know Arianna, it’s clear she knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, she’s built one of the most successful, innovative media companies in the world… from scratch. […]