Indonesian unicorn GO-JEK has opened its engineering facility in India that will also serve as its headquarters in the country.
This facility will also become the training centre for hundreds of GO-JEK engineers both from Indonesia and India.
Speaking on the occasion of the office opening, Nadiem Makarim, Founder and CEO, GO-JEK, said, “We are pleased to announce the opening of this new engineering facility in Bengaluru as it will continue to drive our culture of collaboration and passion for innovation as we look to grow from strength to strength in every vertical that we operate in Indonesia. This will help us to continue and improve the daily lives of more than 250,000 motorcycle and car driver partners, more than 35,000 GO-FOOD merchants whose businesses we helped grow and more than 3,000 service providers on our other on-demand services.”
As engineering facility, the India headquarters will also serve as a training center for GO-JEK engineers both from Indonesia and India. “We have been seeing how collaboration and knowledge-sharing between our engineers in Indonesia and India has helped accelerating our product innovation, mining data and crafting consumer experiences for GO-JEK. We are excited to see how our engineers will continue to help GO-JEK to create larger impacts for people,” said Nadiem.
GO-JEK recently made its fourth Indian acquisition when it bought Leftshift, a Pune-based mobile app developer that specialized in designing and engineering mobile applications for popular start-ups such as BookMyShow and Walnut.
Founded in 2010, GO-JEK is currently the fastest growing start-up in Southeast Asia and the largest in Indonesia in terms of valuation, funding raised and number of transactions. In August 2016, GO-JEK had raised over $550 million in a new round of funding led by KKR and Warburg Pincus LLC, the largest ever for an Indonesian technology start-up.
The office inauguration ceremony was presided over by Nadiem Makarim, Founder and CEO, GO-JEK and attended by business partners, GO-JEK senior management and employees.