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Under Jason Droege, UberEats was a bright spot in Uber’s otherwise scandal-ridden year

Droege is No. 75 on the Recode 100.

While Uber’s reputation took a hit this year in the face of public scandals and executive drama, the company’s UberEats food delivery service prospered. Leading that effort is Jason Droege, who runs UberEverything, the part of the ride-hail company that moves everything but people.

The number of trips by UberEats drivers grew more than 24 times between March 2016 and March 2017, according to a New York Times profile. The food delivery service, which is available in 120 markets around the world, is also profitable in 27. In some places, UberEats is doing better than its ride-hailing business.

As Uber eyes an IPO under the leadership of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company has focused on cutting its losses and investing more deeply in parts of the business that have seen significant growth — including UberEats.

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