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Johannes Reck from GetYourGuide to talk about reaching unicorn status at Disrupt Berlin

Earlier this year, GetYourGuide raised a gigantic $484 million funding round with SoftBanks Vision Fund leading the round. Now that the German startup has reached a valuation well over the $1 billion mark, its time to look back at the companys impressive trajectory. Thats why Im excited to announce that GetYourGuide co-founder and CEO Johannes Reck is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.
At first, people started booking flights and train tickets on online platforms. Then, they started booking hotel rooms and Airbnb apartments. But going somewhere is just step one. You also need to figure out what youre going to do when you arrive in a city you dont know.
GetYourGuide lets you book experiences, from sightseeing tours to tickets for attractions and others. Behind the scene, the company operates a marketplace that matches third parties with travelers.
But the startup now wants to go one step further and build a catalog of Originals tour experiences, such as a GetYourGuide Instagram Tour of Bali, which is probably a lot more appealing to young travelers compared to traditional travel agencies.
GetYourGuides metrics are mindboggling. Back in May, the company offered 50,000 experiences and had sold 25 million tickets in total. And Im sure those numbers are even higher today.
The startup has a shot at becoming a cultural phenomenon and influence the way we travel just like Airbnb did with its peer-to-peer rental platform. And I cant wait to hear Johannes Reck tell us how to grow such a big marketplace with everyones best interests in mind.
Buy your ticket to Disrupt Berlin to listen to this discussion and many others. The conference will take place December 11-12.
In addition to panels and fireside chats, like this one, new startups will participate in the Startup Battlefield to compete for the highly coveted Battlefield Cup.




Johannes Reck is the Chief Executive Officer at GetYourGuide. He leads the companys long-term vision and strategy.
Johannes co-founded GetYourGuide in 2009 while attending the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and has grown the company into the leading booking platform for incredible travel experiences.
Under Johannes leadership, over 30 million tickets have been booked to date via the GetYourGuide website, mobile app, and partnership network. GetYourGuide has raised over $650M from investors such as the SoftBank Vision Fund, Battery Ventures and KKR. Johannes leads GetYourGuides 550-person global team from its headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
Johannes originally hails from Cologne, Germany and holds an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
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