Prior lead investors Investion and HPE Growth Capital, and new backer Airbnb, have invested $60m in a series-C round for Netherlands-based booking platform Tiqets.
Airbnb led the round. The fresh capital will help Tiqets invest in product development.
Tiqets raised $4m in a series-A funding round led by Dutch venture capital house Capital Mills in 2016. Subsequently, HPE led a $17m series-B funding round for the company in 2017, alongside a consortium of investors.
Around a year ago, lead investor HPE together with Capital Mills invested $23m in Tiqets, with participation from existing shareholders. According to a statement, the company was intending to use the fresh capital to boost its technology development.
Founded in 2013, Tiqets offers a mobile platform that enables visitors to find and book tickets for museums and attractions across Europe. Headquartered in Amsterdam, it has offices in Philadelphia, Bangkok, Paris, London, Barcelona, Rome and Vienna.
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