Amsterdam-based Tiqets, the platform for booking tickets to museums and other cultural attractions, has announced a $60 million Series C round, led by Airbnb with support from prior investors HPE Growth Capital and Investion.
The Dutch company’s mission is to make culture more accessible, so its platform allows users to buy instant, last-minute and mobile tickets. Since its founding in 2014, the service has connected millions of people to cultural venues in over 60 countries.
“We founded Tiqets to bring more people more frequently into the greatest venues around the world. We are thrilled to have Airbnb’s support and look forward to delivering great experiences to even more travelers,” said Luuc Elzinga, co-founder and CEO.
The hefty Series C will go toward developing better tools for its venue partners, building richer experiences for customers, and accelerating the service’s global growth. The company currently employs over 200 people, from Seattle to Rome to Tokyo.
Commenting on the investment, Airbnb Art and Culture Director Philippe Magid said, “Travelers are seeking out a diverse range of experiences when they visit a new city. The Tiqets team has effectively used new technology to connect travelers to communities and we are excited to support their work.”