Uber Wins The 2014 Crunchie For Best Overall Startup

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In a few decades, when we look back at the history of Uber, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which it established itself as a global force to be reckoned with. So it’s probably no surprise that the company has won this year’s Crunchie for Best Overall Startup.

Over the past four years, Uber has quickly expanded to make affordable, reliable transportation available in more than 250 cities worldwide. But 2014 was the year it truly transformed itself from scrappy upstart to a massive machine for moving people around.

Competition was fierce in the Best Overall Startup category for 2014. Uber went up against GoPro, which launched a series of new products and went public in 2014. Stripe joined the unicorn club early in 2014 and doubled its valuation by year-end as it made payments sexy again. Tinder faced a sexual harassment suit and lost its CEO but…

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