Rise and fall of Luckin Coffee and Asia's next coffee unicorn

07.14.2020 - By The Global Startup Movement - Startup Ecosystem Leaders, Global Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Market Innovation

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Host Andrew Berkowitz breaks down the recent drama surrounding the rapid rise and fall of Chinese coffee startup Luckin Coffee from it's founding 3.5 years ago through it's widely successful IPO and eventual collapse on April 2, 2020 when Luckin disclosed that an internal probe found that its chief operating officer had fabricated 2019 sales by about 2.2 billion yuan ($310 million). Additionally, Andrew discusses the next in line to become Asia's coffee unicorn and most serious competitor to Starbucks in the region, Indonesia's Kopi Kenangan.
On this episode you'll learn:
Luckin Coffee's initial rapid growth and expansion throughout Middle East and Asia [2:00]
What were the fraud allegations made by Muddy Waters Research again Luckin?[3:59]
Who is Asia's next coffee startup most likely to become a regional powerhouse and compete with Starbucks?[9:55]

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