Following the news of last month’s €85 million closing of “Sunstone Technology Ventures Fund III,” Sunstone Capital announced it has led a $1.2 million round in Gidsy, a Berlin-based startup offering an online service where people can discover, offer and book unique experiences. The round is led by Sunstone Capital and is joined by Index Ventures, Werner Vogels, Peter Read and Ashton Kutcher.
Gidsy offers travelers and locals the opportunity to attend events hosted by “real people” and hopes to be the next generation of Lonely Planet travel guides. Just browsing through the service, you can see events like “New York City Sightjogging,” a walffle breakfast in Berlin, and an oyster picking and preparing event in Amsterdam. Gidsy has launched in New York, Berlin, Amsterdam and will launch in San Francisco and London over the next two weeks.
“Gidsy is great proof of the power of community marketplaces. We’re thrilled to support Edial, Floris, Phil and team together with our team of fellow investors as the first investment in our new early stage fund for North and Central Europe” says Nikolaj Nyholm, Partner at Sunstone Capital.