Gojek Officially Announces First Phase of Series F Funding
Led by Google, JD.com, and Tencent, involving Mitsubishi Corporation and Provident Capital
Randi Eka - 1 February 2019
Today (2/1), Gojek officially announces the first phase of Series F funding led by Google, JD.com, and Tencent. Some investors, such as Mitsubishi Corporation and Provident Capital are involved in this round. It was previously reported, also Gojek's target on raising $2 billion.
The investment will be focused on market penetration in Indonesia and expansion in Southeast Asia. It's highlighted in the release that post Series F funding, founders will still have control on the decision and company's provisions. It's to realize Gojek's short-term vision.
"Our vision is to create useful things for Indonesia and give positive social impact through technology. Gojek has successfully initiate the multi-sided platform model, millions of users can access various services for daily needs, entrepreneurs and partners can access customers, increase their income, and at the same time, getting access to various financial services," Nadiem Makarim, Founder & CEO Gojek Group.
It also mentioned, Gojek's Gross Transaction Value (GTV) has exceed $9 billion, mostly from Go-Pay transaction around $6.3 billion and Go-Food around $2 billion. Regarding expansion result, Go-Viet in Vietnam is currently raised 40% of the two-wheeler transportation market since established in August 2018.
"Along with the company's international expansion, we're proud to take our vision to more countries in Southeast Asia, also put Indonesia as the region's technology innovation center in the world map," he added.
– Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian