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Sophie Kim

Sophie Kim is a Korean entrepreneur and former Goldman Sachs analyst. She is CEO and founder of Market Kurly.


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Early days

Sophie Kim worked for ten years for Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, and Temasek as a consultant and bank investor. At Goldman Sachs, she specialized in mergers and acquisitions.

While working with the consulting firm Bain & Co, Sophie Kim came up with Market Kurly, e-commerce selling convenience products that take customers fresh produce to their homes. In the Market Kurly business model, users can order food before eleven at night and receive it early at their doorstep the next morning, before seven in the morning.


Market Kurly has managed to position itself well in Korea as wholesale food service. The application has become popular among high-income families who don't have time to go shopping personally.

Hand in hand with Sophie Kim, Market Kurly has managed to capitalize on the fact that more and more Korean families are focusing more on quality than price. Market Kurly sells fresh products such as salmon, beef, chicken, and pork, as well as other foods.
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Other facts

Sophie Kim has recently stood out by becoming an expert in raising funds for startups, making her company get more $ 110 million in a Series D round. Currently, the company is expanding outside the Gangnam sector and other cities in Korea. The application gets around 300,000 people every month. The company's revenues in 2018 exceeded $ 131 million.

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