This “case” was offered by an existing Uber investor, who is obviously hoping for a higher valuation than the reported $48 billion SoftBank is using to value the existing shares it will possibly buy. Given its regulatory issues, legal peril, and the distractions of Travis Kalanick’s power plays, Uber is not worth $95 billion.
What is Uber really worth? That’s a big question right now, as SoftBank is prepping a private tender that could value the company as low as $50 billion or as high as the $70 billion that it got in its last funding round. But one shareholder, who asked to remain anonymous, argues to Axios that a comparable analysis actually should value Uber at upwards of $95 billion.