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GetYourGuide

GetYourGuide is a travel activity platform founded in 2009 by Johannes Reck, Martin Sieber and Tao Tao.

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Timeline

May 16, 2019
GetYourGuide raises $484M and hired ex-Instagram Product Head

The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund. Other investors included Temasek, Lakestar, Korelya Capital, Heartcore Capital (formerly Sunstone Capital), and Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank.

May 16, 2019
GetYourGuide raises a $484,000,000 series E round from SoftBank Vision Fund.
November 2017
GetYourGuide raises a $75,000,000 series D round from Battery Ventures, Highland Europe, KKR, Nokia Growth Partners and Spark Capital.
January 2014
GetYourGuide raises a $18,500,000 series A round from Fritz Demopoulos and Kees Koolen.
January 7, 2013
GetYourGuide raises a $14,000,000 series A round from Highland Capital Partners, Highland Europe, PROfounders Capital and Spark Capital.
March 7, 2012
GetYourGuide raises a $2,000,000 seed round.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alessio Tixi

Employee

alex shen

Employee

Amarendra (Tinoo) Singh

Employee

Antje Beiersdorf

Employee

Anvarzhon Zhurajev

Employee

Christian Brändli

Employee

Christian Saller

Investor

Csilla Liptai

Employee

Damien Palacio

Employee

David Villoslada

Employee

Eva Glanzer

Employee

Fabian Niedballa

Employee

Fritz Demopoulos

Investor

Hannes Struß

Employee

Harald Braunstein

Investor

Jared Niederhauser

Employee

Johannes Reck

Founder

Johannes Thunert

Employee

Jose Quesada

Employee

Kees Koolen

Investor

Kevin Barnett

Employee

Mallika Turilay

Employee

Marlene Schufferth

Employee

Martin Sieber

Employee

Matt Triplett

Employee

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Miriam Partington in Berlin
February 16, 2021
Sifted
The company will use the financing to build out its customer experience in preparation for the tourism bounceback. But how, exactly?
Ingrid Lunden
February 16, 2021
TechCrunch
Many countries hit hard by Covid-19 are beginning to see a glimmer of optimism from the arrival of vaccinations. Now, a promising travel startup that saw its growth arrested by the arrival and persistence of the pandemic is announcing a $97 million financing facility to help it stay the course until it can finally resume [...]
Ingrid Lunden
February 16, 2021
TechCrunch
Many countries hit hard by Covid-19 are beginning to see a glimmer of optimism from the arrival of vaccinations. Now, a promising travel startup that saw its growth arrested by the arrival and persistence of the pandemic is announcing a $97 million financing facility to help it stay the course until it can finally resume [...]
Mike Butcher
December 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Highland Europe -- the tech growth fund best known for backing high profile late-stage startups like GetYourGuide, Huel, WeTransfer, Wolt and Zwift -- has closed its fourth fund, raising €700M in a comparatively short space of time compared to previous fund closes. Highland plans to 'double-down' on its strategy of being one of the few [...]
Ingrid Lunden
November 18, 2020
TechCrunch
The tourism and travel industry has been one of the hardest hit by the global Covid-19 health pandemic, and today a promising startup in the space announced some funding to help it weather the storm. Berlin-based Tourlane, which has built a platform that mimics the role of an in-person travel agent to plan and book [...]
Ingrid Lunden
October 29, 2020
TechCrunch
On the heels of Germany announcing another lockdown to try to contain the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, one of the hottest startups in its capital city is announcing the closing of a large convertible note to help it keep moving forward. GetYourGuide, which in brighter times runs a thriving and viral [...]
Natasha Lomas
August 14, 2020
TechCrunch
As the antitrust drumbeat continues to pound on tech giants, with Reuters reporting comments today from the US Justice Department that it's moving "full-tilt" on an investigation of platform giants including Google parent Alphabet, startups in Europe's travel sector are dialling up their allegations of anti-competitive behavior against the search giant. Google has near complete [...]
Ingrid Lunden
December 12, 2019
TechCrunch
GetYourGuide has made a name for itself as the startup that helped the stale idea of guided tours for travellers on its head. Tapping into the generation of consumers who think of travel not just as going somewhere, but having an "experience" (and, ideally, recording it for Insta-posterity), it has built a marketplace to connect [...]
Romain Dillet
November 14, 2019
TechCrunch
Earlier this year, GetYourGuide raised a gigantic $484 million funding round with SoftBank's Vision Fund leading the round. Now that the German startup has reached a valuation well over the $1 billion mark, it's time to look back at the company's impressive trajectory. That's why I'm excited to announce that GetYourGuide co-founder and CEO Johannes [...]
Ingrid Lunden
May 16, 2019
TechCrunch
As we swing into the summer tourist season, a company poised to capitalise on that has raised a huge round of funding. GetYourGuide -- a Berlin startup that has built a popular marketplace for people to discover and book sightseeing tours, tickets for attractions and other experiences around the world -- is today announcing that [...]
Douglas Busvine
May 16, 2019
U.S.
Berlin travel startup GetYourGuide said on Thursday it had raised nearly $500 million from investors led by SoftBank's Vision Fund to expand its online offering of tours and activities that has won a following among millennials.

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