App-based ser­vices provider GOJEK ac­quires re­cruit­ment plat­form AirCTO

The Hindu Business Line - - IT & TELECOM - SANGEETHA CHENGAPPA

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.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.