Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said Ed Baker left Uber due to harassment complaints. There are no known harassment complaints involving Baker, and he left the company voluntarily.
Uber's woes have no end in sight.
In the past week, the ride-hailing giant lost two more high-ranking employees as its head of finance resigned and the self-driving lead at the center of Waymo's lawsuit against the company was fired. Uber also disclosed its first-quarter financial results, which show that the company continues to burn through cash, and it concluded its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims.
The latest developments follow a year of strife for the $70 billion company. Some lowlights in Uber's first half of 2017:
In January, Uber tweeted that it would not enact surge pricing during a New York taxi strike protesting President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, and CEO Travis Kalanick agreed to join Trump's economic advisory council. In response, customers took to social media to criticize the company.
In February, Waymo announced it was suing Uber for allegedly stealing its lidar designs, and Kalanick was caught on camera arguing with an Uber driver — an event that prompted the executive to admit he needed help with leadership.
In March, reports revealed that Uber had used software to evade authorities in cities that had restricted or banned the service.
Meanwhile, more than a dozen executives and managers have left the company this year. Kalanick must also handle the latest problems while dealing with the aftermath of a May 26 boating accident that killed his mother and injured his father.
In an email to employees last week, Uber said it was firing Anthony Levandowski, the engineer accused of stealing lidar sensor designs from Waymo, Google's autonomous vehicle project that was spun out as a separate company. An Uber spokeswoman said Levandowski was terminated because he would not cooperate with court or company requests for information.
Levandowski — who was not named as a defendant in the lawsuit but was accused in the suit of stealing information from Google when he left the company — had invoked the Fifth Amendment, declining to testify or turn over documents. Uber barred Levandowski from working on lidar-related projects in April, and since then, Eric Meyhofer has led operations at Uber's Advanced Technologies Group.
Also last week, Gautam Gupta, who joined Uber in 2013 and took over the finance operations in 2015, said he was resigning to join a startup as COO. After the departure of Uber president Jeff Jones in March, Gupta's exit leaves the company without two of its highest-ranking executives.
In the report announcing Gupta's resignation, Uber also disclosed its first-quarter financial results. While the numbers were slightly better than the same period in 2016, they still show a massive burn rate.
The company reported a $708 million loss in the first quarter, compared with a $991 million loss in the same period of 2016, on $3.4 billion in revenue. Uber said it has $7.2 billion of cash on hand left over from the original $15 billion raised through equity and debt funding.
Also last week, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the results of his investigation into claims of sexual harassment to Uber's board, Axios reported. A blog post written by a former Uber employee detailing harassment and gender discrimination sparked the probe, and some executive departures, including that of Amit Singhal, senior vice president of engineering, have been related to harassment complaints. In addition, Ed Baker, vice president of product and growth, recently resigned.
The results of Holder's investigation, if made public, could affect Uber's ability to attract new talent, especially as it tries to fill the top executive positions.