There are few things as exhilarating as the moments of discovery. Connecting with a new place and sharing incredible experiences with friends and loved ones creates precious memories that we fondly look back to for a lifetime. Since our humble beginnings in 2009, we at GetYourGuide have been in the business of helping more people unlock unforgettable experiences.
In the first decade of our existence, we’ve grown from a small start-up with a bold vision to a scaled business serving millions of experience seekers across multiple markets. Then the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted us at our core, inhibiting travelers from exploring the world. I couldn’t be more proud of how we’ve navigated through this difficult time, never losing sight of the long-term mission.
Where others despaired, we saw a unique opportunity to improve the foundations of our business, so that we could come back as a bigger and better company. We’ve once again lived up to our ambition: Since the end of the lockdowns, travelers worldwide have flocked to GetYourGuide and booked with us at unprecedented scale and frequency.
The experience economy is now at the center of attention and one of the most exciting industries of the future.
To further accelerate our mission at this critical time, we have raised $194 Million in new funding. Blue Pool Capital leads the $85 million Series F funding round, with participation from KKR and Temasek. In addition, UniCredit led the Revolving Credit Facility (RCF) of $109 million, with participation from BNP Paribas, Citibank, and KfW.
With this new funding, we can further accelerate innovation in our technology and product development, ensuring that we meet and exceed our customers’ expectations while simplifying growth for our supply partners.
As we embark on this new chapter, I want to express my sincere gratitude. To our customers, thank you for trusting us. To our supply partners, thank you for helping us move our industry forward. To our investors, thank you for believing in our vision. And to our team, thank you for your resilience, growth mindset, and passion.
This is an exciting time for GetYourGuide, and I cannot wait to unlock unforgettable experiences and create unique memories for billions of travelers around the world.
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