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Airbnb

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

Airbnb is a company that offers a home rental platform which enables people to list, find, and rent short-term lodging in 65,000 cities and over 191 countries around the world.

The company was founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008 when two designers who had space to share hosted three travelers looking for a place to stay.

Airbnb's hosts list several kinds of properties, such as single rooms, suite of rooms, apartments, moored yachts, houseboats, entire houses and castle on the Airbnb website.

Airbnb operates in a way that it helps people to make sharing easy, enjoyable, and safe. The company verifies personal profiles and listings, maintains a smart messaging system so that hosts and guests can communicate with ease, and manages a trusted platform to obtain and transfer payments.

Airbnb launched Trips in 2016, a service that takes travelers out of their rentals for local tours and adventures in 20 countries and 30 cities around the world. With the company's effort to solve humanitarian issues, Airbnb launched an Open Homes program in 2017 that enables hosts to provide housing to refugees, displaced travelers, and people who are seeking for shelter after experiencing some forms of disasters.

Timeline

August 26, 2021
Airbnb announced on Thursday it will allow anyone with available space to sign up to provide housing for Afghan refugees.
August 24, 2021
Airbnb announces that it will provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide.
May 24, 2021
Airbnb launches more than 100 updates throughout its website, app and policies. New features make it easier for anyone to become a host and give guests more flexibility with their travel plans.
December 9, 2020
Keep in mind, outsized funding rounds like Airbnb's $1 billion private equity round announced in April and the United Kingdom-based Travelport International's $500 million private equity round announced in June have skewed some of the monthly totals in terms of U.S.-based and global funding.
September 2020
Airbnb launches an initiative to prevent guests from booking homes on extremely short notice in their home cities.
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.
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Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adrian Cleave

Employee

Akbar Thobhani

Employee

Alain Barmaimon

Investor

Alexander Davis

Employee

Allison Bransfield

Employee

Amanda Mulay

Employee

Amy Chiu

Employee

Andres 'Andy' Schabelman

Employee

Andrew Vilcsak

Employee

Ankit Rai

Employee

Ann Montgomery

Employee

Anudeep Makireddi

Employee

Ashley Batz

Employee

Ashton Kutcher

Investor

Ashwin Krishnan

Employee

Avie Tevanian

Investor

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

Employee

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Further reading

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Shunyuan Zhang
September 17, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Airbnb built an algorithm to close the earnings gap between Black and white hosts. But Black hosts were significantly less likely to use it.
FinSMEs
September 14, 2021
FinSMEs
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Eloise Barry
August 30, 2021
Time
The decision by the rental giant has sparked global conversations about the role of the private sector in post-crisis recovery.
Rachel Clayton
August 27, 2021
www.abc.net.au
Coastal towns around Australia are at risk of dying out if something isn't done about the unaffordable and unavailable housing, locals say.
Richard Dal Porto
August 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Aisha Malik
August 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Airbnb announced on Thursday it will allow anyone with available space to sign up to provide housing for Afghan refugees. The new initiative aims to build upon Airbnb's initial commitment to provide free temporary housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees. The company says existing Airbnb hosts and anyone else can sign up to provide free or [...]
August 26, 2021
https://www.outlookindia.com/
Airbnb on August 24 announced that it will provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide.
Mary Ann Azevedo
August 25, 2021
TechCrunch
Hims & Hers co-founder and CEO Andrew Dudum said Thursday that his company is in the process of distributing 10,000 primary care and mental health visits to displaced Afghan refugees. Founded in 2017, San Francisco-based Hims & Hers has built out a multi-specialty telehealth platform that connects consumers to licensed healthcare professionals. In a blog [...]
Richard Dal Porto
August 24, 2021
TechCrunch
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
BBC News
August 24, 2021
BBC News
Airbnb says it will house 20,000 Afghan refugees at no charge to help them resettle across the world.
August 24, 2021
mint
'The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the US and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time,' Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky said
MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer
August 24, 2021
ABC News
Airbnb is offering free housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees globally and sought more assistance from hosts who rent property through the home-sharing company
Aisha Malik
August 24, 2021
TechCrunch
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said on Tuesday the company plans to offer free temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees around the world amid the Taliban's rise to power in Afghanistan. Chesky said the company will cover the costs for the housing, using funds from contributions to its nonprofit Airbnb.org and a specific Refugee Fund established [...]
The Associated Press
August 24, 2021
CTVNews
Airbnb offered free housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees globally on Tuesday and sought more assistance from hosts who rent property through the home-sharing company.
August 24, 2021
Moneycontrol
Airbnb will pay for the stay of these refugees from Afghanistan, said CEO Brian Chesky.
By MICHELLE CHAPMAN
August 24, 2021
AP NEWS
Airbnb opened the doors of its properties to 20,000 Afghan refugees globally Tuesday and sought assistance from hosts who rent property through the home-sharing company for more free housing for those fleeing the crisis.
Charles Riley, CNN Business
August 24, 2021
CNN
Airbnb has pledged to provide free housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees.
The Canadian Press
August 18, 2021
CTVNews
Airbnb says it will ban people without a history of good reviews from renting entire homes in Canada for just one night this Halloween weekend.
August 13, 2021
The Yucatan Times
The stock market continues to ignore worsening headlines on the COVID-19 Delta variant front and climb to fresh records. But given a shift in tone lately from corporate America, perhaps ...
CNN
August 13, 2021
CTVNews
Airbnb had a blockbuster second quarter, with revenue soaring nearly 300% and topping expectations. But it also reported some bad news: The company is worried about the Delta variant's impact on consumers' future travel plans.
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