Johannes Reck

CEO & Co-Founder
GetYourGuide

Johannes Reck CEO & Co-Founder
Johannes Reck is the Chief Executive Officer at GetYourGuide. He leads the company’s 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 GetYourGuide’s 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.

Sessions

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
9:55 AM – 10:20 AM

Executive Interview: GetYourGuide & Klook

The tours and activities segment is the darling of the travel VC investment community. Case in point: Earlier this year, in rapid succession, SoftBank Vision Fund pumped record-breaking sums into Klook and GetYourGuide. We sit down with the leaders of these two competitors to find out what’s in store for the experiences segment overall, and whether the most recent funding round by SoftBank could fuel cooperation, or increase valuations that lead to a merger or a public offering - or both.

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