Every company that goes public has risks. Ride-hailing behemoth Uber filed paperwork to go public on April 11, and like so many consumer-facing tech startups, listed risk factors around liquidity, debt, and being extremely unprofitable. But we wanted to find out which risks associated with Uber’s business are most unique to Uber.
A machine-learning algorithm trained by Quartz looked at Uber’s outlined risk factors to assess which are the most distinctive. This is meant to show what Uber worries about that most other large public companies do not. Some of these risks it shares with ride-hailing competitor Lyft, which went public last month, but many are specific to Uber itself.