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MAY 24, 2018

GO-JEK to Launch International Expansion Into Four New Markets

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – GO-JEK has confirmed that it is to invest $500 million in its international expansion strategy. The company will enter Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines within the next few months, starting with ride-hailing but ultimately aiming to replicate the multiple-service business model that has made it the market leader in Indonesia.

DECEMBER 15, 2017

GO-JEK buys 3 fintech firms to conquer Indonesia payments

Ride-hailing service GO-JEK, Indonesia's first billion-dollar tech startup, has agreed to acquire three local fintech firms as it seeks to expand its grip on the digital payments market.

The deals involve Kartuku, a leading offline payments processing company in Indonesia...

DECEMBER 12, 2017

Tech’s Global Challenge Plays Out in a Jakarta School Yard

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent millions of dollars fighting politicians and business lobbies trying to scuttle the app everywhere from New York to London. For Indonesian ride-hailing and food-delivery startup GO-JEK, the push back is coming from the lunch ladies at Jakarta Intercultural School.

DECEMBER 8, 2017

Southeast Asia's Ride-Hailing War is Being Waged on Motorbikes

JAKARTA, Indonesia - On a recent morning driving his motorbike for one of Asia's fastest-growing tech start-ups, Nasrun picked up and dropped off four school-children, an office worker, medicine from a pharmacy, some dumplings with peanut sauce, a few documents and an order of Japanese food, the last of which he took to a woman at the Indonesia Stock Exchange

NOVEMBER 21, 2017

An insider's account of how GO-JEK hit 900x scale in 18 months and is still doubling

GO-JEK scaled 900 times in the first 18 months after the launch of its mobile app in January 2015. By June 2016, there were over 20 million bookings on GO-JEK about 667,000 rides per day. After that, the Indonesia startup turned into a unicorn, raising a funding round of US$550 million. It did all that with a team of less than 80 engineers.

OCTOBER 22, 2017

How Indonesian Unicorn GO-JEK went from 20 bikes to US $2.5 Billion & an e-money revolution

Ten years ago, few could have predicted the mobile payment revolution in Indonesia would be driven not by the banking industry, but by a firm that started out as a motorcycle-taxi booking operation with just 20 riders.

MAY 9, 2017

How a small-town commerce graduate became CTO of a multibillion-dollar company

Ajey Gore, a commerce graduate from University of Allahabad, is a brilliant example that you don’t need a formal degree to chase your dreams. Hailing from Banda in Uttar Pradesh, today he’s the group CTO of Indonesia’s first unicorn, GO-JEK.