Event and Tour Website GetYourGuide Acquires Gidsy

Posted Apr 25, 2013

Based in Berlin, Gidsy is a startup that helps people find interesting events and tours.  Gidsy has been acquired by a competitor called GetYourGuide AG.  The acquisition details were undisclosed.  Gidsy CEO and co-founder Edial Dekker started the company with his brother Floris.  Gidsy will now shut down and their 12 employees will now work at GetYourGuide.

?We are moving the entire team over,? said Edial. ?Gidsy will no longer exist.?  Dekker will become the head of mobile development at GetYourGuide.  Floris will be the head of design at GetYourGuide.

Gidsy raised a $1.2 million seed round of funding in January 2012 from Ashton Kutcher, Sunstone Capital, Index Ventures, SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung, and Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels.

Founded in 2011, Gidsy hit booking activities in over 140 cities and 40 countries.  Gidsy board member Nikolaj Nyholm said that the company’s sales were heavier than expected.

GetYourGuide is the largest platform for tours and activities around the world.  The company was founded in Switzerland in 2008.  They have offices in Berlin and Las Vegas.