Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to lease or rent short-term lodging including vacation rentals, apartment rentals, homestays, hostel beds or hotel rooms. The Company does not own any lodging; it is merely a broker and receives percentage service fees from both guests and hosts in conjunction with every booking.
HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)9,053 (est)+2%
Airbnb was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Airbnb

Brian Chesky

Brian Chesky

Co-Founder, CEO, Head of Community
Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia

Co-Founder & CPO
Nathan Blecharczyk

Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-Founder, CSO, Chairman of Airbnb China
Belinda Johnson

Belinda Johnson

Beth Axelrod

Beth Axelrod

Vice President of Employee Experience
Rob Chesnut

Rob Chesnut

General Counsel
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Airbnb Office Locations

Airbnb has offices in San Francisco, Rome, Shanghai, Madrid and in 37 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
888 Brannan Street
Seattle, US
1601 5th Ave
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Airbnb Financials and Metrics

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Airbnb Revenue

Airbnb's revenue was reported to be $2.60 b in Y, 2017 which is a 73.3% increase from the previous period.

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Airbnb Operating Metrics

Dec, 2015Y, 2015Jul, 2016Dec, 2016Y, 2016Jun, 2017Nov, 2017Dec, 2017Feb, 2018

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40 m80 m160 m260 m

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Airbnb Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
TroolyJune 16, 2017
TiltFebruary 23, 2017$12 m
Luxury RetreatsFebruary 10, 2017$200 m
Deco Software
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Human Capital Metrics

Airbnb's employees are reported to be approximately 44% female and 56% male.
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Airbnb Online and Social Media Presence

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Airbnb News and Updates

John Krasinski pranked Jimmy Kimmel by adorning his Airbnb with Christmas decorations

John Krasinski and Jimmy Kimmel's ongoing prank war, which began in 2011, continued. The two stars have played pranks on each other every year around the holidays, from gift wrapping a car to being doused in eggnog.   This time, the "Quiet Place" star located Kimmel's Airbnb that he's staying at …

Airbnb bill may limit short-term rentals in U.S. capital

Short-term rentals of Jackie Howard's two-bedroom home near major tourist attractions in Washington, D.C. have helped her family pay for everything from plumbing emergencies to braces for her daughter.

Couple says they had to arm themselves with knives after their Airbnb 'super host' crashed through their bedroom window in the middle of the night

Jaleesa Jackson and Chiedozie Uwandu rented a guesthouse in LA for a week-long vacation back in June. Their vacation took a turn for the worse when their host, JJ, reportedly broke into their bedroom in the middle of the night and terrorized them. The couple said Airbnb refunded them, but didn't a…

Japan's antitrust watchdog ends inspection over Airbnb

Japan's antitrust watchdog said on Wednesday it would end its inspection of the Japanese operations of Airbnb Inc as the U.S. home-sharing platform provider has taken appropriate measures to eliminate suspicion.

Japanese officials are no longer investigating Airbnb

A watchdog group has reportedly ended its probe. Airbnb just got a big win in Japan. The company has been under investigation by an antitrust watchdog, which was looking into whether the company was stifling competition. Now, the Japanese agency is no longer looking into Airbnb’s practices, accordi…

China Airbnb rival raises nearly $300 million from Jack Ma fund

Chinese short-term rental firm said on Wednesday it has raised nearly $300 million in a funding round led by Jack Ma's Yunfeng Capital, amid fierce competition from U.S. giant Airbnb Inc and local rival
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Airbnb Company Life and Culture

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