Chinese ecommerce company JD has invested in Indonesia’s Go-Jek, an Indonesian rival to Uber, the Beijing-based company confirmed to Tech in Asia today.
The undisclosed investment in Go-Jek was signed this week, but no other details are available, said a JD representative.
It comes three days after rumors of the funding were published by The Information.
Go-Jek is said to be working on US$1.2 billion in funding – including from China’s Tencent – to add to the US$550 million the #startup pocketed in August 2016 so that it can battle both Uber and Grab on two and four wheels. JD’s input this week is likely a part of that blockbuster deal.
Aside from transportation, Go-Jek has a variety of on-demand services – such as meals, groceries – plus a digital wallet.