Airbnb

Airbnb

Airbnb provides an online platform for listing, searching and booking rental accommodations.

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Timeline

August 19, 2020

Airbnb Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement

Filing an S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is among the first steps in bringing company shares to public markets.

August 13, 2020

Airbnb revenue tumbles 67% to $335 million in Q2.

April 6, 2020

Airbnb raises $1 billion in new funding as it grapples with devastation from the coronavirus pandemic. The private equity giant Silver Lake and the investment firm Sixth Street Partners led the investment.

September 19, 2019

Airbnb makes an announcement that is plans to go public in 2020.

September 15, 2019

Airbnb announces that as of 15 September, 2019, hosts have earned more than $80bn sharing their homes and spaces on the company's website.

August 5, 2019

Airbnb announces the acquisition of Urbandoor.

April 15, 2019

Airbnb completes the acquisition of HotelTonight.

April 1, 2019

Airbnb invests in Indian start-up OYO's series E funding round

Airbnb has invested in Indian hotel reservation start-up OYO's series E funding round, as it dives deeper into the hotel-booking business.

2011

Airbnb raises $112m from investors in its third funding round.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
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Funding round date
Investment
Airbnb Series A round
7,200,000
November 10, 2010
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Adrian Cleave

Employee

Akbar Thobhani

Employee

Alain Barmaimon

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Alexander Davis

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Allison Bransfield

Employee

Amanda Mulay

Employee

Amy Chiu

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Andres 'Andy' Schabelman

Employee

Andrew Vilcsak

Employee

Ankit Rai

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Ann Montgomery

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Anudeep Makireddi

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Ashley Batz

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Ashton Kutcher

Investor

Ashwin Krishnan

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Avie Tevanian

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Balder

Employee

Barry Kwok

Employee

Beau Haugh

Employee

Benjamin Liese

Employee

Bradford Strickland

Employee

Brent Boone

Employee

Brian Armstrong

Employee

Brian Chesky

Founder

Carly Chamberlain

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Ingrid Lunden
August 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Travel has undoubtedly been one of the industries hardest hit in the coronavirus pandemic, constrained by restrictions on how people can move between and within countries, many venues closing, new rules to minimise gatherings, shrinking economies, and a general reluctance among consumers to engage in getting out and about. One startup in the space has [...]
Alex Wilhelm
August 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It's broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. You can subscribe to the newsletter here if you haven't yet. Ready? Let's talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Palantir and the great revenue mystery As [...]
Eric Eldon
August 22, 2020
TechCrunch
The public markets are staying receptive to tech IPOs, and tech unicorns are trying to recover from pandemic damage, polish up their financials, and head back towards the starting gates. This week, it's Airbnb and Palantir, finally. Both have been startup icons of the past decade, and literally helped define the term "unicorn." Now, both [...]
Alex Wilhelm
August 21, 2020
TechCrunch
This week Airbnb announced that it has privately filed to go public, putting the famous unicorn on a path to a quick IPO if it wants. The recent move matches reporting indicating that the home-sharing upstart could yet go public in 2020 despite the collapse of the travel industry. The Exchange explores startups, markets and [...]
Sky
August 21, 2020
Sky News
The move comes more than four months after the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
Alex Wilhelm
August 21, 2020
TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What happens when the entire podcast crew is a bit tired from, you know, everything, and does its very best? This episode, apparently. A big thanks to Chris Gates for helping us trim the fat [...]
Sarah Marsh
August 20, 2020
the Guardian
Airbnb to ban house parties and limit guest numbers amid Covid-19 crisis | Airbnb | The Guardian
Anthony Ha
August 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Uber and Lyft may not be pausing operations in California after all, Google releases new emergency alert tools and Airbnb bans all parties. This is your Daily Crunch for August 20, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft win legal victory Earlier today, Lyft announced that it would suspend operations in California tonight as a [...]
BBC News
August 20, 2020
BBC News
The home-sharing firm threatens legal action against guests or hosts who violate the ban.
Reuters
August 20, 2020
@bsindia
The move underscores a rebound in parts of the travel industry, which was battered this year by restrictions and shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic
The Associated Press
August 20, 2020
CTVNews
Airbnb is banning house parties worldwide as it tries to clean up its reputation and comply with coronavirus-related limits on gatherings.
Darrell Etherington
August 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Airbnb has been implementing measures to help limit hosting of unauthorized parties at listings booked through its platform, and today it implemented the strictest of all: A global ban on all parties and events. This includes an occupancy cap of 16 guests max at even the largest of the listings available on its platform, and [...]
AP
August 20, 2020
@bsindia
Airbnb is banning house parties worldwide as it tries to clean up its reputation and comply with coronavirus-related limits on gatherings.
Associated Press
August 20, 2020
the Guardian
Airbnb, founded 12 years ago, has long been expected to go public. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images
BBC News
August 20, 2020
BBC News
The online booking firm had plans to publicly list before the coronavirus struck earlier this year.
Anirban Sen and Joshua Franklin | Reuters
August 20, 2020
@bsindia
The move underscores a rebound in parts of the travel industry, which was battered this year by restrictions and shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Alex Wilhelm
August 19, 2020
TechCrunch
In a turn of fortune, Airbnb today announced that it has filed to go public, albeit confidentially. The move puts the home-sharing service on a path to a public offering sooner rather than later, and comes after reports that the company was prepping an IPO filing this month. Those same reports indicated that Airbnb could [...]
Erin Griffith
August 19, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The home rental company, which was privately valued at $31 billion, is trying to go public after its business was crushed by the pandemic.
Jonathan Shieber
August 19, 2020
TechCrunch
The United States is currently in the middle of an affordable housing crisis that's putting the nation's most economically insecure citizens at risk of becoming homeless even as a pandemic continues to spread across the country. But one Atlanta startup called PadSplit is using the same model that Airbnb created (which ultimately drove up rental [...]
Eric Eldon
August 15, 2020
TechCrunch
There are few things that US political leaders can agree on these days, but one of them thankfully appears to be 5G. Manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, health care and many other industries are beginning to incorporate the fast, device-to-device connectivity provided by the fifth-generation wireless standard. But the key 3.5 GHz band of spectrum had been reserved for military and government use.
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