Hong Kong’s Klook Raises US$60 million Series C Financing to Go Global

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We remember back when the first request for StartupsHK to cover a new travel startup called Klook came in.

Just look at them now!

Klook announced today that it has completed a near US$60 million Series C funding, representing the largest deal ever for an in-destination service booking platform. They bring onboard Goldman Sachs in this co-investment with existing investors Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners. With this round of financing, they will further the company’s global expansion and accelerate product growth and innovation.

One of the pioneers in Asia’s travel activity booking space, Klook has seen rapid growth in the span of three short years:

  • Providing over 30,000 attractions, tours, activities and essential travel services offered in 120 different cities.
  • 1 million+ monthly bookings serving users from over 50 nationalities, with the majority from Asia.
  • Klook services support 30 currencies with 7 language services provided and more to come.
  • Over 1 million verified user reviews of Klook activities.
  • 13 offices across Asia with a focus on both the supply and demand side of the business and offices in the US and Europe to be operational next year.

Congrats Eric and team! So proud of you guys!

Klook and StartupsHK Offers ‘Welcome to Hong Kong’ Package for RISE Attendees: SIM Cards, WiFi and Airport Express Tickets!

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Next week, Hong Kong will usher in one of the biggest tech conferences for startups, welcoming over 15,000 attendees from 60+ countries all over the world.

Produced by the team behind Web Summit, Europe’s largest conference, RISE brings in speakers from the world’s biggest companies to share their stories and expertise over the course of three days – three days of networking, workshops, talks and mixers, to be exact.

This year, StartupsHK has partnered with Klook to give you an unforgettable and worry-free travel experience with conference packages exclusive to RISE attendees.

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We Are HK Founders: Eric Gnock Fah of Klook

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Eric Gnock Fah is president & Co-Founder of Klook, the startup’s name stands up for “Keep looking”. The aim of the company is to make less tedious the part of travel planning and organizing an itinerary at the same time offering traveling deals of the place people are planning to visit. Klook was named in 2015 number one as “Best new apps” in Apple Store.

Eric is from Mauritius; he went to school in US and started his career in Hong Kong in investment banking. He speaks 7 languages that he picked up along the way in his life.

n your own words what does your startup do?

Klook helps travelers plan and book activities, tours and local transfers online and on the go.

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