One of Indonesia’s hottest startups GO-JEK has acquired Bengaluru-based Pianta, a marketplace for home healthcare services, for an undisclosed sum. GO-JEK, backed by Sequoia Capital and Yuri Milner-backed DST Global, also delivers food and grocery. The acquisition is expected to bolster the Indonesian startup’s foray into the healthcare space.
Payment services provider Paytm (One97 Communications Ltd) has bought education technology start-up Edukart, backed by cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, after it failed to raise new funds. The purchase, whose value wasn’t disclosed, is a so-called acquihire—or buying out a company primarily for the skills and expertise of its staff.