The jump by the Indonesian ride-hailing unicorn’s co-founder and CEO into politics may upset investors. Nadiem Makarim's timing is inopportune given that Gojek is mid-fundraise for its domestic and international operations.
The Hong Kong-based gaming hardware company plans a global expansion of its payments arm. Lim, who has held executive positions at GIC, MAS and within the Singaporean civil service, could prove a useful ally.
The Lippo and Grab-backed startup, last valued at about $2.9 billion, is riding Indonesia’s cashless payments wave to bring merchants and financial institutions timely consumer insights. Ovo’s CEO Jason Thompson sees a fresh fundraising drive next year to support growth.