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ISSUE – Jun. 11 | Korean hotel platform Yanolja raises $180M at a valuation of over $1B

The travel tech industry has got another unicorn. Following the likes of Airbnb,  OYO, Traveloka and Klook, Korea’s Yanolja said today it has closed a $180 million Series D round that takes it valuation beyond $1 billion. The investment is led by GIC, a Singapore sovereign wealth fund, and Booking Holdings,  the U.S. firm behind travel services such as Booking.com,  Agoda.com and more. The company had previously raised around $60 million, according to Crunchbase data. In 2017, Bloomberg reported that its valuation was over $500 million. [ Tech Crunch ]

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