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TechSparks 2019: Key to successful scaling is managing software complexity, says Sidu Ponnappa

OCT 17 2019

TechSparks 2019: Key to successful scaling is managing software complexity, says Sidu Ponnappa

Head of engineering and MD, Gojek India, Sidu Ponnappa knows how to scale software, and where the cracks appear as the startup progresses. Get an insight into a founder’s mindset that is wired on scale from his talk at TechSparks 2019.

A New Era for Gojek

OCT 23 2019

A New Era for Gojek

Nadiem’s departure from Gojek has seen Kevin Aluwi and Andre Soelistyo take over responsibility for running the company as co-CEOs, with a focus on ensuring the long term sustainability of the business. Nadiem, Andre and Kevin have been running the business together for a number of years, which will ensure that this leadership transition will run smoothly.

Gojek appoints ex-NASA engineer George Do as Chief Information Security Officer

OCT 15 2019

Gojek appoints ex-NASA engineer George Do as Chief Information Security Officer

George Do has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Gojek, where he will be responsible for the security of the company, including its portfolio of apps, products and services, as well as overall information security strategy and management of governance, risk and compliance.

Indonesian ride-hailer Gojek takes on Netflix with video-streaming platform

SEP 26 2019

Indonesian ride-hailer Gojek takes on Netflix with video-streaming platform

JAKARTA: Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek on Thursday (Sep 26) launched a video streaming service featuring original movies and TV shows, as the firm makes a big push into online content in Southeast Asia's largest economy, its entertainment chief said.

[Techie Tuesday] From building a group messaging product on SMS to leading Gojek’s Tech Centre - Sidu Ponnappa’s coding journey

SEP 24 2019

[Techie Tuesday] From building a group messaging product on SMS to leading Gojek’s Tech Centre - Sidu Ponnappa’s coding journey

This week on Techie Tuesday, we feature Sidu Ponnappa, MD of Gojek India Engineering Centre. His entrepreneurial journey has many lessons for anyone aspiring to strike out on their own - of success, innovations, technology, and more.

Gojek launches GoGames for Gamers in Indonesia

SEP 10 2019

Gojek launches GoGames for Gamers in Indonesia

Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand services and payments platform, today announced the launch of GoGames, the latest service available on the Gojek app in Indonesia, designed especially for gamers.

Why hyperlocal startups like Swiggy and Dunzo are set to go the Gojek way and form super apps

AUGUST 28 2019

Why hyperlocal startups like Swiggy and Dunzo are set to go the Gojek way and form super apps

Earlier this month, Hyderabad’s resident Obesh decided to order food on Zomato. But then, something else happened. In the ultimate jugaad, he managed to hitch a ride home with the delivery executive. While Zomato, present in over 500 cities across the country, may not be a bike-hailing service, it did so for one night.

Gojek leads green initiatives for Indonesia

AUGUST 28 2019

Gojek leads green initiatives for Indonesia

Indonesia has been identified as the second-largest global polluter of plastic waste after China. Every year around 3 million tons of plastic waste from Indonesia pollutes the ocean. Major rivers and coastal areas have been filled with rubbish that may take hundreds of years to decompose.

Gojek revamps logo, shares insights to new look and creative challenges

JULY 22 2019

Gojek revamps logo, shares insights to new look and creative challenges

Gojek has unveiled a new visual identity, swapping the Ojek (bike taxis in Bahasa Indonesia) logomark for “Solv”, a nearly-rounded ring encircling a dot. The rebrand seeks to reflect the company’s evolution “from a Jakarta-based ride-hailing service to Southeast Asia’s leading Super App”, said a press release.

Visa and Gojek Join Hands for Financial Inclusion in SE Asia

JULY 17 2019

Visa and Gojek Join Hands for Financial Inclusion in SE Asia

Visa, the world’s leading digital payments technology company has invested in Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand service and payments platform, as part of the latter’s ongoing Series F fundraising round. The two companies will work together to provide greater options on cashless payments and more seamless experiences for consumers across Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Gojek secures investment from SCB in Thailand

JULY 12 2019

Gojek secures investment from SCB in Thailand

Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand service and payments platform, announced an investment from leading Thai bank, SCB. The investment is part of Gojek’s ongoing Series F funding round. As part of the agreement, SCB will partner with Gojek’s local affiliate, GET, to enable seamless payment experiences and create a more vibrant ecosystem for GET users, drivers, merchants, and partners in Thailand.

Gojek acquires B’luru-based AirCTO, sets up tech centre in Gurgaon

JUNE 13 2019

Gojek acquires B’luru-based AirCTO, sets up tech centre in Gurgaon

Bengaluru: Gojek, one of the hottest startups from Southeast Asia. has acquired AirCTO, a Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) recruitment platform. On Tuesday, it also announced it has opened its second engineering and product development centre in India, in Gurgaon, where it plans to hire over 100 people. The first centre is in Bengaluru.

Gojek acquires AirCTO, expands operations in India

JUNE 12 2019

Gojek acquires AirCTO, expands operations in India

Gojek, the Super App of Southeast Asia, acquired AirCTO, a Bangalore-based Artificial Intelligence recruitment platform, and opened its second engineering and product development centre in Gurgaon. As part of the deal, the AirCTO team will be joining Gojek with immediate effect and will be looking into building products that accelerate the recruitment of talent for Gojek.

The cloud has evolved into a building block of the digital era

JUNE 07 2019

The cloud has evolved into a building block of the digital era

CLOUD computing has been around for more than a decade, having first become a topic of discussion at IT conferences and seminars way back in 2006. Back then, it primarily referred to a new infrastructure that provided on-demand access to data storage and computing power.

10 Best Firms In India For Data Scientists To Work For – 2019

JUNE 05 2019

10 Best Firms In India For Data Scientists To Work For – 2019

With about 50 data scientists spread across geographies, Gojek is built on the philosophy of speed, innovation and social impact. To encourage employee-friendliness, the company offers complete freedom to run experiments, challenge conventions and provide the necessary room for the team to feel empowered. Their zero-hierarchy model allows the employees to take quick decisions.

Gojek Completes 10 Million Trips in Six Months in Singapore

MAY 30 2019

Gojek Completes 10 Million Trips in Six Months in Singapore

Indonesia based ride-hailing platform Gojek announced that it has hit the milestone of 10 million completed trips in Singapore according to a statement. This announcement coincides with the company celebrating six months of operations in Singapore, after officially launching its ride-hailing service on November 29, 2018.

Unlimited leaves and meals: Indonesia's Gojek woos India talent

MAY 27 2019

Unlimited leaves and meals: Indonesia's Gojek woos India talent

Keto meals, personalised workspaces, airport pickups and drops, unlimited sick leaves, and casual leaves that don’t need any approvals — Indonesian ride-hailing company Gojek is leaving no stone unturned in wooing talent for its India engineering centre.

Google, JD.com, and Tencent lead first closing of Gojek’s Series F funding round

FEBRUARY O1 2019

Google, JD.com, and Tencent lead first closing of Gojek’s Series F funding round

Gojek has finalized the first closing of its ongoing Series F fundraise. This initial round was led by existing investors Google, JD.com, and Tencent, with Mitsubishi Corporation and Provident Capital among other investors

Pre-registration for drivers in Singapore commences

OCTOBER 29, 2018

Pre-registration for drivers in Singapore commences

Gojek has today launched a portal through which drivers can pre-register to use its platform. By signing up, drivers will have the opportunity to be among Gojek’s first driver-partners in Singapore.

Gojek Tech to hire 200 engineers in India to work on its ‘Super App’

OCTOBER 4, 2018

Gojek Tech to hire 200 engineers in India to work on its ‘Super App’

Gojek, Southeast Asia’s first unicorn and the fastest growing start-up headquartered in Indonesia, plans to hire 200 engineers in Bangalore to support its expanding portfolio of products in food delivery, taxi-sharing, logistics, digital payments and multiple services.

GO-VIET expands services to 12 districts in HO CHI MINH city as the app becomes available for public download

August 1, 2018

GO-VIET expands services to 12 districts in HO CHI MINH city as the app becomes available for public download

Bangalore, India – GO-VIET, the on-demand multi-service app backed by Gojek, is set to expand its coverage to 12 districts across Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, August 1st, as the app becomes available for public download on the Apple App Store & Google Play for the first time.

Gojek appoints Ranjan Sakalley as CTO of GoPay

JULY 03, 2018

Gojek appoints Ranjan Sakalley as CTO of GoPay

Indonesia's ride hailing service Gojek has appointed Ranjan Sakalley as the chief technology officer of its payments arm GoPay. In this role, Sakalley will work alongside group CTO Ajey Gore to lead all product engineering for GoPay products including the design, delivery and reliability of the products.

Gojek announces the launch of locally founded companies in Vietnam and Thailand

JUNE 25, 2018

Gojek announces the launch of locally founded companies in Vietnam and Thailand

Bangalore, India– Gojek today announces the launch of two locally founded companies in Vietnam and Thailand that will form the first wave of its international expansion. The companies will be run by local founding management teams, with Gojek providing knowledge and expertise as well as technology and investment.

Gojek to Launch International Expansion Into Four New Markets

MAY 24, 2018

Gojek to Launch International Expansion Into Four New Markets

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Gojek 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...

Gojek buys 3 fintech firms to conquer Indonesia payments

DECEMBER 15, 2017

Gojek buys 3 fintech firms to conquer Indonesia payments

Ride-hailing service Gojek, 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...

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

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...

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

NOVEMBER 21, 2017

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

Gojek 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 Gojek 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.

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

OCTOBER 22, 2017

How Indonesian Unicorn Gojek 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.

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

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, Gojek.

    A New Era for Gojek

    OCT 23 2019

    A New Era for Gojek

    Nadiem’s departure from Gojek has seen Kevin Aluwi and Andre Soelistyo take over responsibility for running the company as co-CEOs, with a focus on ensuring the long term sustainability of the business. Nadiem, Andre and Kevin have been running the business together for a number of years, which will ensure that this leadership transition will run smoothly.

    Gojek appoints ex-NASA engineer George Do as Chief Information Security Officer

    OCT 15 2019

    Gojek appoints ex-NASA engineer George Do as Chief Information Security Officer

    George Do has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Gojek, where he will be responsible for the security of the company, including its portfolio of apps, products and services, as well as overall information security strategy and management of governance, risk and compliance.

    Gojek launches GoGames for Gamers in Indonesia

    SEP 10 2019

    Gojek launches GoGames for Gamers in Indonesia

    Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand services and payments platform, today announced the launch of GoGames, the latest service available on the Gojek app in Indonesia, designed especially for gamers.

    Gojek revamps logo, shares insights to new look and creative challenges

    JULY 22 2019

    Gojek revamps logo, shares insights to new look and creative challenges

    Gojek has unveiled a new visual identity, swapping the Ojek (bike taxis in Bahasa Indonesia) logomark for “Solv”, a nearly-rounded ring encircling a dot. The rebrand seeks to reflect the company’s evolution “from a Jakarta-based ride-hailing service to Southeast Asia’s leading Super App”, said a press release.

    Visa and Gojek Join Hands for Financial Inclusion in SE Asia

    JULY 17 2019

    Visa and Gojek Join Hands for Financial Inclusion in SE Asia

    Visa, the world’s leading digital payments technology company has invested in Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand service and payments platform, as part of the latter’s ongoing Series F fundraising round. The two companies will work together to provide greater options on cashless payments and more seamless experiences for consumers across Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

    Gojek secures investment from SCB in Thailand

    JULY 12 2019

    Gojek secures investment from SCB in Thailand

    Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand service and payments platform, announced an investment from leading Thai bank, SCB. The investment is part of Gojek’s ongoing Series F funding round. As part of the agreement, SCB will partner with Gojek’s local affiliate, GET, to enable seamless payment experiences and create a more vibrant ecosystem for GET users, drivers, merchants, and partners in Thailand.

    Gojek acquires AirCTO, expands operations in India

    JUNE 12 2019

    Gojek acquires AirCTO, expands operations in India

    Gojek, the Super App of Southeast Asia, acquired AirCTO, a Bangalore-based Artificial Intelligence recruitment platform, and opened its second engineering and product development centre in Gurgaon. As part of the deal, the AirCTO team will be joining Gojek with immediate effect and will be looking into building products that accelerate the recruitment of talent for Gojek.

    Gojek Completes 10 Million Trips in Six Months in Singapore

    MAY 30 2019

    Gojek Completes 10 Million Trips in Six Months in Singapore

    Indonesia based ride-hailing platform Gojek announced that it has hit the milestone of 10 million completed trips in Singapore according to a statement. This announcement coincides with the company celebrating six months of operations in Singapore, after officially launching its ride-hailing service on November 29, 2018.

    Unlimited leaves and meals: Indonesia's Gojek woos India talent

    MAY 27 2019

    Unlimited leaves and meals: Indonesia's Gojek woos India talent

    Keto meals, personalised workspaces, airport pickups and drops, unlimited sick leaves, and casual leaves that don’t need any approvals — Indonesian ride-hailing company Gojek is leaving no stone unturned in wooing talent for its India engineering centre.

    Google, JD.com, and Tencent lead first closing of Gojek’s Series F funding round

    FEBRUARY O1 2019

    Google, JD.com, and Tencent lead first closing of Gojek’s Series F funding round

    Gojek has finalized the first closing of its ongoing Series F fundraise. This initial round was led by existing investors Google, JD.com, and Tencent, with Mitsubishi Corporation and Provident Capital among other investors

    Pre-registration for drivers in Singapore commences

    OCTOBER 29, 2018

    Pre-registration for drivers in Singapore commences

    Gojek has today launched a portal through which drivers can pre-register to use its platform. By signing up, drivers will have the opportunity to be among Gojek’s first driver-partners in Singapore.

    Gojek Tech to hire 200 engineers in India to work on its ‘Super App’

    OCTOBER 4, 2018

    Gojek Tech to hire 200 engineers in India to work on its ‘Super App’

    Gojek, Southeast Asia’s first unicorn and the fastest growing start-up headquartered in Indonesia, plans to hire 200 engineers in Bangalore to support its expanding portfolio of products in food delivery, taxi-sharing, logistics, digital payments and multiple services.

    GO-VIET expands services to 12 districts in HO CHI MINH city as the app becomes available for public download

    August 1, 2018

    GO-VIET expands services to 12 districts in HO CHI MINH city as the app becomes available for public download

    Bangalore, India – GO-VIET, the on-demand multi-service app backed by Gojek, is set to expand its coverage to 12 districts across Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, August 1st, as the app becomes available for public download on the Apple App Store & Google Play for the first time.

    Gojek announces the launch of locally founded companies in Vietnam and Thailand

    JUNE 25, 2018

    Gojek announces the launch of locally founded companies in Vietnam and Thailand

    Bangalore, India– Gojek today announces the launch of two locally founded companies in Vietnam and Thailand that will form the first wave of its international expansion. The companies will be run by local founding management teams, with Gojek providing knowledge and expertise as well as technology and investment.

    Gojek to Launch International Expansion Into Four New Markets

    MAY 24, 2018

    Gojek to Launch International Expansion Into Four New Markets

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Gojek 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...

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

    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, Gojek.

    TechSparks 2019: Key to successful scaling is managing software complexity, says Sidu Ponnappa

    OCT 17 2019

    TechSparks 2019: Key to successful scaling is managing software complexity, says Sidu Ponnappa

    Head of engineering and MD, Gojek India, Sidu Ponnappa knows how to scale software, and where the cracks appear as the startup progresses. Get an insight into a founder’s mindset that is wired on scale from his talk at TechSparks 2019.

    Indonesian ride-hailer Gojek takes on Netflix with video-streaming platform

    SEP 26 2019

    Indonesian ride-hailer Gojek takes on Netflix with video-streaming platform

    JAKARTA: Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek on Thursday (Sep 26) launched a video streaming service featuring original movies and TV shows, as the firm makes a big push into online content in Southeast Asia's largest economy, its entertainment chief said.

    [Techie Tuesday] From building a group messaging product on SMS to leading Gojek’s Tech Centre - Sidu Ponnappa’s coding journey

    SEP 24 2019

    [Techie Tuesday] From building a group messaging product on SMS to leading Gojek’s Tech Centre - Sidu Ponnappa’s coding journey

    This week on Techie Tuesday, we feature Sidu Ponnappa, MD of Gojek India Engineering Centre. His entrepreneurial journey has many lessons for anyone aspiring to strike out on their own - of success, innovations, technology, and more.

    Why hyperlocal startups like Swiggy and Dunzo are set to go the Gojek way and form super apps

    AUGUST 28 2019

    Why hyperlocal startups like Swiggy and Dunzo are set to go the Gojek way and form super apps

    Earlier this month, Hyderabad’s resident Obesh decided to order food on Zomato. But then, something else happened. In the ultimate jugaad, he managed to hitch a ride home with the delivery executive. While Zomato, present in over 500 cities across the country, may not be a bike-hailing service, it did so for one night.

    Gojek leads green initiatives for Indonesia

    AUGUST 28 2019

    Gojek leads green initiatives for Indonesia

    Indonesia has been identified as the second-largest global polluter of plastic waste after China. Every year around 3 million tons of plastic waste from Indonesia pollutes the ocean. Major rivers and coastal areas have been filled with rubbish that may take hundreds of years to decompose.

    Gojek acquires B’luru-based AirCTO, sets up tech centre in Gurgaon

    JUNE 13 2019

    Gojek acquires B’luru-based AirCTO, sets up tech centre in Gurgaon

    Bengaluru: Gojek, one of the hottest startups from Southeast Asia. has acquired AirCTO, a Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) recruitment platform. On Tuesday, it also announced it has opened its second engineering and product development centre in India, in Gurgaon, where it plans to hire over 100 people. The first centre is in Bengaluru.

    The cloud has evolved into a building block of the digital era

    JUNE 07 2019

    The cloud has evolved into a building block of the digital era

    CLOUD computing has been around for more than a decade, having first become a topic of discussion at IT conferences and seminars way back in 2006. Back then, it primarily referred to a new infrastructure that provided on-demand access to data storage and computing power.

    10 Best Firms In India For Data Scientists To Work For – 2019

    JUNE 05 2019

    10 Best Firms In India For Data Scientists To Work For – 2019

    With about 50 data scientists spread across geographies, Gojek is built on the philosophy of speed, innovation and social impact. To encourage employee-friendliness, the company offers complete freedom to run experiments, challenge conventions and provide the necessary room for the team to feel empowered. Their zero-hierarchy model allows the employees to take quick decisions.

    Gojek appoints Ranjan Sakalley as CTO of GoPay

    JULY 03, 2018

    Gojek appoints Ranjan Sakalley as CTO of GoPay

    Indonesia's ride hailing service Gojek has appointed Ranjan Sakalley as the chief technology officer of its payments arm GoPay. In this role, Sakalley will work alongside group CTO Ajey Gore to lead all product engineering for GoPay products including the design, delivery and reliability of the products.

    Gojek buys 3 fintech firms to conquer Indonesia payments

    DECEMBER 15, 2017

    Gojek buys 3 fintech firms to conquer Indonesia payments

    Ride-hailing service Gojek, 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...

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

    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...

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

    NOVEMBER 21, 2017

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

    Gojek 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 Gojek 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.

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

    OCTOBER 22, 2017

    How Indonesian Unicorn Gojek 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.