The boss of UberEats in Europe Jambu Palaniappan is leaving the company to join a venture capital firm, Sky News reports

Palaniappan, who has worked for Uber for more than five years, has led UberEats’ expansion in UK, where the food delivery operation is now present in more than 40 cities.

In Europe, UberEats partners with more than 14,000 restaurants, competing with Just Eat and Deliveroo.

The wider company is under pressure after losing its license to operate its ride hailing service in London

Uber is in the process of raising billions of dollars from an investor group led by Softbank, the Japanese technology group.