Berlin-based travel comparison platform GoEuro today announced a multi-million dollar investment led by Lakestar and including an angel investor from the travel industry. The startup launched in May 2013 after announcing $4 million in seed funding from Hasso Plattner Ventures and Battery Ventures and has since expanded its service beyond Germany to both the UK and Spain.
GoEuro, a Berlin startup that offers travel comparison services across a range of different transport modes, has picked up an undefined multi-million dollar investment from Lakestar and a bunch of other investors, including American Express’s former global business travel chief, Charles Petrucelli. I’ve covered GoEuro a couple of times before – along with other startups such as Waymate, it’s tackling a horrendously difficult problem. It’s not easy to mix and match data from sources ranging from airlines to train and bus station schedules; you have to build relationships with all the transport companies, who rightly see their data as a valuable asset.