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Korean SoftBank-Backed E-Commerce Giant Coupang Is Launching IPO in 2021

The largest electronic commerce company in South Korea Coupang Corp. is launching IPO (Initial Public Offering) in 2021. The company has declined to provide any comments on the news, but those familiar with the matter state that the information is accurate.It is notable that some consider Coupang as an unprofitable company. However, it attracts investors and expands its services. It is also seen as a strong rival by South Korea’s biggest food delivery app Woowa Brothers Corp. that sold an 87%...

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How a Harvard Dropout Created ‘Amazon of South Korea’

While it may sound like a story out of the movies or motivational books that many people read today, the story of Bom Kim who is the founder of Coupang, a $9 billion electronic commerce company has been inspiring through an through. Coupang has been described by many to be South Korea’s “Amazon”, an appellation that hasn’t been accorded to any other company; at least not yet. Coupang has been one of those companies that have had a history of disruption and reinvention which has helped make it...

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