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Coupang

Coupang

Coupang is a south Korean e-commerce company founded in 2010.

Founded in 2010 in Seoul, South Korea, revenue has exceeded $5bn USD as of 2018. In 2016, Coupang secured $1bn in funding from SoftBank's New Vision fund at a $5bn valuation. It has become a market leader for e-commerce in South Korea, and boasts of its ability to deliver products ordered at midnight by 7am the next morning.



Founded by Bom Kim, who graduated from Harvard College and went on to Harvard Business School, before dropping out to pursue Coupang. He is reported worth $950m according to Forbes, making him the 47th richest person in Korea as of 2018.

Timeline

November 20, 2018

Coupang annouces $2b investment from SoftBank

This brings Coupang's valuation to $9b.

People

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Adam Schneier

Investor



Adam Winnick

Investor



Anthony Lee

Investor



Arthur Hong

Employee



Avi Eyal

Investor



Ben Freeberg

Investor



Benjamin Sun

Investor



Bom Kim

Founder



Brad Kotansky

Investor



Brian Smiga

Investor



Brock Saunders

Investor



Cheng-Ing Chia

Employee



Cindy Padnos

Investor



Dan Mirman

Investor



Daniel Lee

Employee



David Hunt/Hunt Technology Ventures, L.P.

Investor



Eric Kim

Board member



Erik Rehn

Employee



Erin Park

Employee



Ernest Pomerantz

Investor



Eunjoon Park

Employee



Fabrice Grinda

Investor



Gordon Su

Investor



Gregg Ritchie

Investor



Hong Chen

Employee



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Korean e-commerce firm Coupang raises $2 billion from SoftBank's Vision Fund

Jon Russell

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