Tag: Female Founders

Lessons On Leading with Heart: Jane Sun, Trip.com

One of the most representative faces in China’s technology industry, Jane Sun is the only female CEO in the online travel industry and among a growing number of female CEOs dominating China’s startup scene.

When Jane first joined Trip.com (formerly Ctrip) as CFO in 2005, the young company had a market capitalization of $500 million. Today, Trip.com is the largest online travel agency (OTA) in China, and one of the largest travel service providers worldwide. The company is listed on NASDAQ with a total valuation of $17.3 billion (as of 8 June 2020).

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The Woman Behind Southeast Asia’s Near-Billion Dollar Startup

In 2014, a group of friends visited Bangkok’s famous weekend market, Chatuchak, while on holiday. Among them, was then 22-year-old Ankiti Bose, an investment analyst at Sequoia Capital. With over 25,000 merchants and thousands of fashion stalls in Chatuchak, it got Bose thinking about how to give these sellers opportunities to expand beyond their cramped shops.

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