Focusing on Asia,Rocket Internet has now opening its first engineering center in the region.

Rocket Internet has a location centers in Bangkok and Thailand, which will house a technology teams that will perform work for Rocket Internet startups portfolio. The firm currently has 20 people based in Thailand,and indicates that it plans to more than double this number by the end of this year.

Its main attention is paid very much on the mobile phones, considering that it is dominated by Asian market as a primary mode to connect to the internet. The Bangkok center is leaded by CEO Lazada Sohil Gilani,who is also the Chief Production Officer for the Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG) – a joint venture that Rocket Internet works in partnership with telecoms Ooredoo.

In an Statement Gilani said that “Bangkok is going to be Southeast Asia’s tech capital, and we are looking to make a use of this talent to world-class developers, product managers and designers.

Rocket Internet has a similar engineering center in Berlin, it’s global HQ and in Portugal, but this will be its for center in Asia.


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