Former Uber UK chief Jo Bertram joins tech fund EQT Ventures

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Uber’s recently-departed UK boss, who left shortly after the transport app lost its London licence, has signed up for a job at a European tech fund.

Jo Bertram has joined EQT Ventures, a €566m (£499m) arm of the Swedish private equity group EQT, where she will be tasked with helping to find the next generation of Ubers.

Ms Bertram spent four years at Uber, turning it from a small outpost in London into a company that operates across 20 cities in the UK, as well as running Ireland and the Nordics.

She announced her departure in October, just 10 days after Transport for London announced it was banning Uber from the capital, and her exit was interpreted as a new blow to the company.

At the time, she said she was “moving on to something new and exciting” and that the departure was not related to Uber’s recent troubles, but did not disclose where she was heading.

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