We arrive at a basketball court in West Jakarta, Indonesia, squeezing through a mob of excited, young working class Indonesian men. Straight ahead, thousands of them are being herded into lines, but the sheer number of bodies makes the crowd difficult to control. These guys are here because they want to become Go-Jek drivers.
In case you’re new to the scene or have been living in a remote cabin somewhere, Go-Jek is one of the fastest-growing and most visible tech startups in Indonesia. The courier, transport, and shopping service legitimizes previously informal motorcycle taxis — ojeks in Indonesian — by outfitting drivers with green uniforms and helmets, but also by organizing them through a mobile app which lets users book drivers…(continue reading on Tech In Asia)