GetYourGuide, a Berlin, Germany-based booking platform for travel experiences, raised $484m in Series E financing.
The round was led by the SoftBank Vision Fund, with participation from Temasek, Lakestar, Korelya Capital and Heartcore Capital (formerly Sunstone Capital), and original investors Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank. As part of the investment, Ted Fike, Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, will join GetYourGuide’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to:
– broaden its global inventory of experiences,
– deepen the capabilities of its platform to enhance the discovery and booking experience for users, and
– expand and diversify its marketing channels.
Led by Johannes Reck, CEO and co-founder, GetYourGuide is a booking platform for travel experiences, including tickets to iconic attractions, walking tours by top local experts, food and beverage tours, cooking and craft classes, bucket-list experiences, and other niche offerings.
Since 2009, travelers from over 170 countries have booked more than 25 million tours, activities, and attraction tickets through GetYourGuide.
The company has a global team of over 500 travel experts and technologists in offices in 14 countries around the world.