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Changing the way the world travels

Changing the way the world travels

GetYourGuide is an online booking platform for tours, attractions and activities. We have signed up more than 500 suppliers, who use our content management system to create, administer and sell their products on the web. See: getyourguide.com (B2C website) and getyourguide.com/en/supplier/info.php (Supplier CMS).
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Coronavirus: Which startups are winning and losing?

  • Sifted
  • 2 months ago

Clearly, nobody 'wins' when it comes to coronavirus, which has now spread across the world, infecting nearly 250,000 people at the time of publication. In Europe, those living in Italy, Spain, Germany and France have been the most impacted so far - and the situation is set to worsen.

Coronavirus: Which startups are winning and losing?

The travel space is getting crushed. How bad is that for startups?

  • Crunchbase News
  • 2 months ago
  • Travel cutbacks come at a particularly poor time for startup investors, who poured record sums into the space last year.
  • Per Crunchbase data, just over 500 companies globally in travel and travel-related sectors raised seed through growth-stage rounds in the past year, pulling in more than $7.7 billion.
  • Overall, travel-focused startups posted the highest annual funding total in 2019, raising over $7.9 billion.
  • Funding data shows booking platforms and upstart lodging brands as two categories within the travel space that generated the largest share of big rounds. Both of those are areas hit hard by coronavirus-related cutbacks.
The travel space is getting crushed. How bad is that for startups?

GetYourGuide picks up $484M from Softbank at $1B valuation

  • TechCrunch

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 it has picked up $484 million, a Series E round of funding that will catapult its valuation above the $1 billion mark.

The company has now sold 25 million tickets for tours, attractions and other experiences with a current catalog of some 50,000 experiences on offer.

It will be using the funding to build more of its own “Originals” tour experiences — which have now passed the 40,000 tickets sold mark — as well as to build up more activities in Asia and the US, two fast-growing markets for the startup.

GetYourGuide picks up $484M from Softbank at $1B valuation

Tao Tao

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Founder GetYourGuide • Investor @LocalUncle @FOUNDD
Advisor to @LocalUncle.
Co-Founder & CEO of @GetYourGuide. Investor & advisor @TravelPerk , @Dubsmash and others.
Total raised

$150.5M

Funded over

10 rounds

Latest round

Series C (Nov 2015)