A screen grab of GO-JEK’s website.
A screen grab of GO-JEK’s website.

GO-JEK acquires C42 Engineering and CodeIgnition

The acquisitions will help GO-JEK gain access to India's top product development talent and set up research and development centre in Bengaluru

Mumbai: Indonesian start-up PT GO-JEK said on Friday that it had acquired Bengaluru-based software engineering company C42 Engineering India Pvt Ltd. and Delhi-based development and operations company CodeIgnition Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. The company did not disclose the amount spent.

Backed by Sequoia Capital India and Yuri Milner’s DST Global, GO-JEK provides services such as transport, courier, hyperlocal shopping, payments and lifestyle across Indonesia.

The acquisitions will help GO-JEK gain access to India’s top product development talent and set up its India operations as GO-JEK India, with its research and development centre in Bengaluru.

The story was first reported by The Economic Times on Friday.

The founding members of C42 and CodeIgnition will join GO-JEK’s global management team and take on key roles. GO-JEK India plans to grow its team to 100 members over the next year. This will include developers, data scientists, designers and product managers.

“This is one of the most exciting acquisitions for GO-JEK as it catapults our technology capabilities to new heights. C42 and CodeIgnition are world class teams with incredible experience in mobile products and building scaleable platforms. They have given GO-JEK invaluable insights on how to build a world class tech organization," says Nadiem Makarim, founder and chief executive officer of GO-JEK.

C42 Engineering and CodeIgnition have worked with GO-JEK for several months leading up to the acquisitions. They have been helping re-architect and re-write backend systems and infrastructure to keep up with the rapidly growing user-base. “Scaling GO-JEK’s technology platform to support rapid growth is an incredibly interesting challenge, and we are looking forward to helping make it happen," said Ajey Gore, chief executive officer of CodeIgnition.

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