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SoftBank Leads $484 Million Investment in Germany's GetYourGuide

  • Online seller of travel experiences to expand in Asia, U.S.
  • Funding puts German startup comfortably in unicorn valuation
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SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund led a $484 million investment in GetYourGuide, a Berlin-based online seller of travel activities such as tickets to the Eiffel Tower.

The round values GetYourGuide, which competes with the likes of TripAdvisor Inc. and Expedia Inc., at well over 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), according to a person familiar with the situation.