GetYourGuide, a Berlin, Germany-based travel booking startup, raised $4.5m in Series A funding.
The round was led by former Booking.com CEO Kees Koolen with participation from Fritz Demopoulos, Qunar.com, and Sunstone Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Koolen and Demopoulos will join GetYourGuide’s board.
The company intends to se the funds to expand the business globally.
Founded in 2009 and led by CEO Johannes Reck, GetYourGuide provides a platform for travelers to find, book, and pay for tours, attractions and activities. It currently offers over 23,700 activities in over 2,250 destinations.
The company, which has offices in Berlin, Las Vegas, and Zurich, is currently hiring.