ild well, shareholders will be rewarded. We’re certainly not measu
ring our success over a day, it really is over the years,” Khosrowshahi told Reuters.
The IPO was a watershed moment for the decade-old com
pany, which was started after its founders struggled to find a cab on a snowy night.
Khosrowshahi was accompanied by a team of Uber officials at the NYSE to celebrate. Co-founder and former CEO Tra
vis Kalanick, who resigned in 2017 under pressure from investors, was also seen on the trading floor.
MARRED BY SCANDAL
The company’s road to IPO was marred by several hurdles includ
ing increased regulation in several countries and fights with its drivers over wages.