App-based services provider GOJEK acquires recruitment platform AirCTO
GOJEK, the on-demand provider of transport and multiple lifestyle services on a single app, has acquired AirCTO, a Bengaluru- based AI recruitment platform, and opened a second engineering and product development centre in Gurugram.
As part of the deal, the AirCTO team will be joining GOJEK with immediate effect. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“I’m super thrilled to have AirCTO’s talented team join us. The team will use technology to help us scale up our hiring processes. Finding quality talent is always a challenge, and Atif and team are here to find technology-based solutions that will help us to overcome this challenge,” said Sidu Ponnappa, MD India at GOJEK.
This year, GOJEK plans to hire 100 engineers for its new Gurugram office to reach a total headcount of 500 in India by the year end.
“Our investment in Gurugram underlines our commitment to growing the GOJEK India story. We have looked at multiple ways to expand our operations and concluded that it is a logical destination to set up shop, not least because of the amazing talent we have found in the area,” said Ponnappa. Stating that GOJEK recorded an annualised Gross Transaction Value (GTV) of $9 billion as of 2018, he said, “The hyper-growth journey we have been on demands talent who are willing to take risks, fail, learn and continue to scale a company that aims to solve everyday problems for South-east Asia. With operations underway in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, we will now consider whether further acquisitions are needed as we seek to bring in entrepreneurial teams who can help us develop the multi-service business model that makes GOJEK a leader in South-east Asia.”