Google Confirms Investment in Indonesia's Hottest Startup GO-JEK

Google investment in GO-JEK is due to the well-built management and leadership

Randi Eka - 31 January 2018

Google has officially announced an investment for GO-JEK. The confirmation follows after Google reported a contribution in GO-JEK's funding round with Temasek and Meituan-Dianping. Rumor has it, the total funds expected has reached 16 trillion rupiah ($1.2 billion).

The confirmation is written on a blog post by Google's Next Billion User Team VP, Caesar Sengupta. He wrote several terms regarding the investment, it happened because of GO-JEK's strong leadership and team management. The investment becomes an initial step to win internet economic which significantly growing in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

A big player investment is what GO-JEK needed right now, one of its agenda is to expand business around Southeast Asia post becoming the strongest on-demand player in Indonesia. GO-JEK's driver has currently reached 900 thousand across Indonesia. GO-PAY becomes one of the most influential e-money in public.

Besides GO-JEK's funding, Sengupta also mentioned some synergies by Google for Indonesia, one of which is Android Kejar program to produce well-made products and developers in Android platform. The training is targeted more than a hundred thousand developers in 2020. Some product initiatives such as Google Go and Files Go were also mentioned in the post.

Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian is a news portal for startup and technology innovation. You can be a part of`s startup community and innovation members, download our tech research and statistic reports, and engage with our innovation community.

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