The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on December 10, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Uber Technologies Inc.'s global bookings are projected to rise nearly threefold to $10.84 billion this year and reach $26.12 billion the next, according to a recent presentation for potential investors seen by Reuters. The ride-hailing service, which operates in over 50 countries, keeps 20 percent of booking revenue, showed a confidential slideshow prepared by Chinese bankers with input from Uber, aimed at soliciting investment in a fund participating in Uber's Series F financing.Bookings reached $2.91 billion last year and $687.8 million in 2013, according to the presentation, which does not feature expenses or say whether Uber is profitable.The slideshow also said state-owned China Life Insurance Co. and China Taiping Insurance invested in Uber in the past year, adding to a shareholder base numbering India's Tata group and Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd.
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