Southeast Asia’s leading superapp Grab, officially launched its new Singapore headquarter (HQ) today (August 11). This is its second HQ in the region, following its other one in Jakarta, Indonesia, which serves as Grab’s regional innovation hub for small businesses.
Located at one-north business park, this new nine-storey facility spans more than 42,000 sqm. The building houses about 3,000 Grabbers, including its newly-formed digibank team. It also features a R&D Centre, as well as its first GrabMerchant Centre.
“It seemed like only yesterday that our early Grab team and I worked out of the driver’s room in a rental car office. At that time, our v1 app did only one thing — book a ride. It didn’t even give an estimated time of arrival or offer cashless payments, which are features we take for granted today,” said Anthony Tan, co-founder and Group CEO of Grab at the opening event today.
“We wouldn’t have imagined that one day, we’d have our own campus in the tech hub of Singapore, housing an R&D team that is developing hyperlocal solutions to solve real problems for Southeast Asia. I am so grateful to our private sector and government partners, as well as our Grabbers, for having worked so hard to make this campus a reality.”
Here’s an inside look of what the Grab office looks like:
What’s next for Grab?
Earlier on July 4, Grab achieved its 10 billionth journey, making it a “happy convergence of serving 10 billion rides and orders in 10 years”.
This is a huge milestone for the company, which Tan feels is only made possible with everyone’s “unwavering trust, partnership and support”.
This latest unveiling of Grab’s Singapore HQ is another milestone that the company is proud of, and it’s a testament of how far they’ve come for the last decade.
As it seeks to foster a strong pipeline of local tech talent, Grab is also actively hiring across the company — this is a continuous effort on its part.
“Together, let’s continue to leverage tech for good and create opportunities for everyone to grow in this digital economy, to shape a better, and more sustainable Southeast Asia,” summed up Tan in his opening speech.
Featured Image Credit: Grab