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Lessons tech startups can learn from Uber to achieve legitimacy

Startups should recognise that the quest for legitimacy intensifies through various stages of their development trajectories.

CHARTING OWN COURSE: Where Uber could not creatively comply with existing regulations, it actively lobbied and contested against various legal provisions. Litigation is necessary in seeking greater regulatory clarity.

THE number of tech startups in Asia is growing at an exponential rate. According to a 2015 report by Compass, Singapore is ranked 10th in its global startup ecosystem and is home to 2,400 to 3,600 active tech startups.

We see the rise of fintech (financial technology) startups such as...

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