LINE MAN Wongnai is set to expand its tech team after the USD 1 billion series B fundraising. The number of tech staff will rise to 450 within the first half of 2023 to follow the goal of developing Made-in-Thailand services that will make positive impacts for the nation.
Mr. Pattrawoot Suesatayasilp, Chief Technology Officer of LINE MAN Wongnai who is also a co-founder of Wongnai, reveals LINE MAN Wongnai’s technology investment plan as follows:
Behind This National Platform are More Than 350 Tech Talents
More than 10 million Thais have used LINE MAN Wongnai services. To facilitate such scale of services, LINE MAN Wonghai has now hired more than 350 tech talents in three main teams – Engineering Team, Product Team, and Data Team. These teams work together to deliver ease of use and better life to Thais: 1) Users enjoy greater convenience through on-demand services; 2) Merchants can sell online and achieve business growth; and 3) Riders have a sustainable livelihood and source of income.
Strengths of Tech Firm with Tech Team, HQ in Thailand
“More than 90% of LINE MAN Wongnai’s tech staff are Thai and based in Thailand. Therefore, our platform adapts real fast to the Thai user’s changing situations. Aside, everyone at LINE MAN Wongnai works in line with its Core Values namely Innovate Faster, Go Deeper, and Respect Everyone,” Mr. Pattrawoot says.
It took LINE MAN Wongnai just six weeks to link the government’s ‘half-half co-payment’ scheme to its platform. The result was so impressive that 75% of restaurants participating in the scheme’s Phase 3 have chosen to register themselves on LINE MAN.
LINE MAN Wongnai has lately set up a tech hub in Chiang Mai. No matter where tech staff are based, they are under the same welfare and remuneration structure.
“We have also recruited foreigners from Singapore, China, and India who had worked for international platforms before. Such recruitment strategy enables us to acquire know-how that can be applied to our context and support our scalability. We have allowed foreign staff to work from anywhere,” Mr. Pattrawoot adds.
Tech Team to Have 450 Members by 2023, Work in World-Class Environment
Mr. Pattrawoot reveals that LINE MAN Wongnai will increase the number of its tech talents to 450 by the first half of 2023, with many senior positions in the new structure. This move aims at accommodating the growth of the firm’s platform, deepening its food-delivery services, and developing various new services in the form of E-commerce Platform for Services.
“Throughout the past 12 years, we have been committed to developing Thailand’s most inspiring tech company. With us, tech talents can contribute to the development of a Thai platform that their friends, family members and people around them really use in their everyday life. We can guarantee that LINE MAN Wongnai’s work environment is challenging and offers the work experiences that are as great as international platforms,” Mr. Pattrawoot concludes.