HONG KONG (Reuters) – JD.com Inc has invested in ride-hailing startup PT Go-Jek Indonesia, in another sign that China’s second-largest e-commerce firm is tapping growth in Southeast Asian mobile-based services, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Go-Jek, whose investors include global private equity firms KKR & Co LP and Warburg Pincus LLC as well as venture capitalist Sequoia Capital, has raised about $100 million from JD.com, one of the people said.
The startup is raising up to $1 billion from existing and new investors in its latest funding round and has a pre-money valuation of about $2.5 billion, the person said.
The people declined to be identified as the financing plans are not public.
JD.com declined to comment. Go-Jek did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
(Reporting by Julie Zhu; Additional reporting by Kane Wu)