Jakarta – Go-Jek CEO Nadiem Makarim still does not want to speak out commenting on the news of a tremendous amount of fresh funds from new investors.
As reported by Reuters on Thursday (18/1/2018), Go-Jek just pocketed fresh funds from Alphabet, Google’s parent company and some partners worth USD 1.2 billion or about Rp 16 trillion.
In addition to Google, Singapore-based investors Temasek Holdings, KKR & Co, Warburg Pincus LLC and China Meituan-Dianping online platform are also said to be participating in the fund’s injection.
This funding plan has been open since 2017 and is projected to be completed within the next few weeks. This is to confirm to the number one person in the ride-hailing company, but no response is given. Even so with other Go-Jek retainers.
But if this news is true, with the giant funding from Google, Go-Jek will have more space in the same industry competition with Grab and Uber.
The reason, for Southeast Asia, Indonesia as one of the countries with the most populations into a very potential market. However, until now not yet known how the portion of the injection of funds each investor.
“As a strategic investor, Google can add more Go-Jek business,” Reuters wrote in a report.
Go-Jek emerged as an online transport app that connects motorcycle taxi drivers to customers. As time goes by, Go-Jek develops their upstream to downstream business that leads to a fintech-based payment tool, Go-Pay.
Reuters also reported, JD.com Inc. last year invested about USD 100 million in Go-Jek. Meanwhile, Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s social media and online entertainment company also invested in Go-Jek. (rou / rou)