SINGAPORE (Yosefardi) – GrabTaxi, the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia, will open its first office in the United States in Seattle, Washington in January 2016.

GrabTaxi’s Seattle engineering center will complement the company’s existing R&D centers in Singapore and Beijing.

GrabTaxi is the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia with 95 percent market share in third-party taxi-hailing and more than 50 percent market share in private cars.

With up to 1.5 million daily bookings across six countries, GrabTaxi offers the region’s widest range of options in one mobile app including taxis, motorcycle taxis, private cars, carpooling and deliveries.

Headquartered in Singapore, GrabTaxi operates across Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.