Airbnb

Airbnb

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

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Timeline

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.

March 9, 2017

Airbnb raises a $447,800,000 series F round from Andreessen Horowitz, Bracket Capital, TCV, GV, Sequoia Capital and Geodesic Capital.

2011

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

November 10, 2010

Airbnb raises a $7,200,000 series A round from Jeremy Stoppelman, Elad Gil, Keith Rabois, Sequoia Capital, SV Angel and Greylock Partners.

January 1, 2009

Airbnb raises a $20,000 seed round from Y Combinator.

Acquisitions

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March 7, 2019
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Adrian Cleave

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Akbar Thobhani

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Alain Barmaimon

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Alexander Davis

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Allison Bransfield

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Amanda Mulay

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Amy Chiu

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Andres 'Andy' Schabelman

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Andrew Vilcsak

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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

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Ashwin Krishnan

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Avie Tevanian

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Balder

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Barry Kwok

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Beau Haugh

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Benjamin Liese

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Bradford Strickland

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Brent Boone

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Brian Armstrong

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Brian Chesky

Founder

Carly Chamberlain

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The Associated Press
May 24, 2020
CTVNews
Three months ago, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky was working on the financial filings for the company's hotly anticipated initial public offering when the coronavirus upended global travel -- and all his plans. Still, Chesky is optimistic.
Jonathan Golden
May 11, 2020
Harvard Business Review
To get the full picture, look at a constellation of data.
Annelies Kuiper and Mary Cassle
May 9, 2020
Hi-Desert Star
Our little community has been very warm this past week, with excessive heat warnings and temperatures in the high 90s. We had a bit of an issue with a neighborhood
Stephen Burgen in Barcelona, Jon Henley in Paris and Rory Carroll in Dublin
May 9, 2020
the Guardian
Airbnb has contributed to a tourism explosion in Barcelona and is blamed for driving up rents. Photograph: ansonmiao/Getty
Kari Paul in San Francisco
May 8, 2020
the Guardian
Uber plans to lay off 3,700 workers as Lyft lays off 982 and furloughs 288. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
Anthony Ha
May 6, 2020
TechCrunch
Uber and Airbnb are cutting significant portions of their workforce, Microsoft announces new Surface devices and we talk to Apple Craig Federighi about the new iPad cursor. Here's your Daily Crunch for May 6, 2020. 1. Uber is laying off 3,700 as rides plummet due to COVID-19 In an SEC filing, Uber disclosed plans to [...]
Alex Wilhelm
May 5, 2020
TechCrunch
This afternoon Airbnb, a well-known private company that connects travelers with places to stay, announced that it was laying off around a quarter of its workforce. The company cited revenue declines and a need to curtail costs in a memo that TechCrunch viewed. In the note, written by Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky, the [...]
Connie Loizos
April 24, 2020
TechCrunch
The coronavirus has decimated the travel industry, and Airbnb, the home rental company that appeared unstoppable not so long ago, has not been spared. While the headlines have focused on the measures it's taking to stockpile cash to offset its losses, behind the scenes, the nearly 12-year-old company has been busily redesigning its products. These [...]
Alex Wilhelm
April 20, 2020
TechCrunch
The new Extra Crunch Live series is taking flight this week. Later today we're talking to Cowboy Ventures' Aileen Lee and Ted Wang. This Thursday we're keeping the parade of well-known investors coming, when Charles Hudson will join Natasha Mascarenhas and I for a deep-dive into all things pre-seed and seed. Extra Crunch Live Episode [...]
Eric Eldon
April 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Cities around the world have become home this decade to distributed tech teams and homegrown startup successes. Each of these additional layers of experience and specialization help to make each local community stronger, like what began happening in Silicon Valley many decades ago. Now layoffs are striking deep into these fragile, complex ecosystems. Yes, companies [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
April 17, 2020
TechCrunch
Airbnb has ended its contracts with contingent workers early and postponed summer internships, Protocol reports. Contractors at Airbnb serve as property inspectors, home consultants and more. Contractors will reportedly receive no less than two weeks' pay after receiving notice from their temp agencies. Airbnb will also reportedly delay hiring undergraduate students until next year. TechCrunch [...]
Natasha Mascarenhas
April 17, 2020
TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the Key Three were back with Danny Crichton, Natasha Mascarenhas, and Alex Wilhelm taking on the news while Chris Gates kept everything perfect. Alex apologizes for the math error you'll hear, naturally. 36 divided by four, [...]
Anthony Ha
April 15, 2020
TechCrunch
Airbnb takes on new debt as it adapts to a world without tourism, Apple announces a new entry-level iPhone and Google lowers Nest camera quality. Here's your Daily Crunch for April 15, 2020. 1. Airbnb ups its debt by $1B amid the coronavirus travel crunch Airbnb has secured commitments of $1 billion for a syndicated [...]
Lawrence Delevingne
April 15, 2020
U.S.
Glade Brook Capital Partners LLC, the venture capital firm led by Paul Hudson, is pitching a new fund to investors targeting the debt of private technology companies impacted by economic disruption from COVID-19.
Reuters Editorial
April 14, 2020
U.S.
Airbnb is in advanced talks for a new $1 billion debt deal just weeks after it closed a $1 billion investment from private equity firms, according to two sources.
April 7, 2020
WebWire
Airbnb announced today that Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners will invest $1 billion in Airbnb in a combination of debt and equity securities. The new resources will support Airbnb's ongoing work to invest over the long term in its community of hosts who share their homes and experiences, as well as the work to serve all stakeholders in the Airbnb community. The desire to explore, connect, have new experiences, and have a comfortable place to call home are universal and enduring. And...
Erin Griffith
April 6, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The home rental company raised new funding as its business has been roiled by the coronavirus.
Reuters Editorial
April 6, 2020
U.S.
Airbnb said https://news.airbnb.com/silver-lake-sixth-street-partners-invest-1-billion-in-airbnb on Monday investment firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners will invest $1 billion in the U.S. home rental company in a combination of debt and equity.
Meg Watson
April 5, 2020
the Guardian
Coronavirus has seen Airbnb bookings plummet, leaving many hosts who relied on short-term rentals for income desperate and distraught. Photograph: FocusDigital/Alamy Stock Photo
April 3, 2020
Firstpost
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