Uber is an on-demand car service that has raised over $40 million in funding in 2011 (2/11 and (12/11). Uber has seen some resistant in cities like Boston, but the company recently received an endorsement from Federal Communication Commission Julius Genachowski:
?There?s a debate right now in Washington about rules that could discourage the innovative on-demand car service company Uber. Not hard to guess which side I?m on ? I?m on the side of innovation?
Uber is also facing some resistance in expanding to Washington D.C., but it is nice for them to be backed by high government officials. Uber’s expansion is being challenged on a city-by-city basis because they compete directly against city taxi cabs.