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Motorcycle app acquires Indian software companies

Go-Jek, a motorcycle taxi-hailing app, has more than 200,000 registered drivers.

JAKARTA/NEW DELHI -- In an unprecedented move for an Indonesian startup, on-demand motorcycle service provider Go-Jek Indonesia has acquired two Indian software companies to boost its pool of skilled engineers.

     Sidu Ponnappa, co-founder and CEO of Bangalore-based C42 Engineering, confirmed the acquisition on Friday and added that CodeIgnition, the other company that has been acquired, has moved its base in northern India to Bangalore. The founders of the companies will play strategic roles in Go-Jek's management team. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

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