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Kurly founder named among world’s top female fundraisersBy Son Ji-hyoung
Published : July 21, 2020 - 15:23
The founder of Market Kurly had raised the eighth-most money on the list as of June, raking in a combined $282 million since Kurly’s inception in 2014, according to data compiled by Businessfinancing.co.uk, a research and information provider in UK.
Kim was the only Korean and one of four from Asia. The list of Asian entrepreneurs included Ant Financial Services founder Lucy Peng, Grab co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Tan Hooi Ling and Hong Kong-based virtual bank WeLab cofounder Frances Kang.
Over the past decade, the percentage of deals made with female leadership rose nearly twofold to 15.7 percent. Last year, 21 female-founded or co-founded American startups became unicorns, up from 15 the previous year.
The estimate is based on data provided by Crunchbase, a startup information platform.
By Son Ji-hyoung (email@example.com)
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