Sophie Kim is arguably the most famed female entrepreneur in South Korea today: The founder of soaring on-demand food supplier Market Kurly and a whiz at fundraising told Asia Times in Part 1 of this story how her firm is surging through the Covid-19 era.

That success is underwritten by the care with which Kim precision-engineered Market Kurly to fit Korea’s business conditions.

It is also a product of under-reported paradigm changes underway in the country that are enabling entrepreneurialism and adding a new tier to an economy that has, for decades, been dominated by giant, metal-bashing conglomerates.