Indonesia’s most valuable startup Gojek officially launched the Gojek app in Vietnam while Next100 has invested $500,000 in Computer Vision Vietnam.
Gojek launches its app, brand in Vietnam
Indonesia’s most valuable startup Gojek on Wednesday announced the official launch of the Gojek app in Vietnam.
The move follows GoViet’s recent announcement that it would unite its app and brand under Gojek as part of its long-term strategy in the market.
From now, customers in Vietnam can access services for motorbike ride-hailing (GoBike), logistics (GoSend) and food delivery (GoFood) via the Gojek app.
The new Gojek app will give consumers access to more than 150,000 drivers and 80,000 food merchants in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Gojek users can now also access the Gojek app in all countries where it operates including Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. The Gojek app will be available in Thailand in the coming weeks.
“Unifying our apps and brands across Southeast Asia is by far the biggest project we’ve undertaken at Gojek, involving a huge on the ground effort as well as a technically challenging overhaul of our platforms,” Gojek co-CEO Andre Soelistyo said in a LinkedIn post on Wednesday.
Next100 invests $500k in Computer Vision Vietnam
Next100, a $10-million early-stage-focused fund operated by Vietnam technology company NextTech Group of Technopreneurs, has invested $500,000 in Computer Vision Vietnam (CVS eKYC) that provides artificial intelligence solutions for fintech companies.
Established early this year, CVS eKYC has offered AI to recognize face and characters; detecting invalid papers and faces to provide a fully automated eKYC solution.
The company said that it will use the funding to upgrade its products and develop new services for the field of fintech, digital transformation.
Next100 recently invested $430,000 in recruitment platform TopCV and $500,000 in Chatbot Vietnam JSC, which owns Bot Ban Hang, a platform that connects advertisers and sellers.