Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek to expand to Philippines in 2018

Ilustrasi Gojek/ GO-JEK. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesia motorbike-hailing startup Go-Jek plans to set up operations in the Philippines in early 2018, with other Southeast Asian countries to follow later that year, the company’s chief technology officer said on Thursday.

Go-Jek, backed by private equity firms KKR & Co LP and Warburg Pincus LLC, competes with Uber Technologies and Singapore-based Grab to lure customers in the Southeast Asian market, home to 600 million people.

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