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.

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HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)9,869 (est)
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, Moscow, Guangzhou, Washington and in 22 other locations
San Francisco, (HQ)
888 Brannan Street
New York,
627 Broadway
34 NW 1st Ave
1601 5th Ave
São Paulo,
Rua Capote Valente 1443
101 College St, Suite 120
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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

Guest Arrivals

40 m80 m160 m260 m

Guests (New Year)

1.10 m2 m3 m

Active Cities

34 k65 k33 k


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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 42% female and 58% male.
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Airbnb Online and Social Media Presence

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Airbnb News and Updates

Spotify’s untraditional IPO didn’t disrupt Wall Street — but Airbnb and Slack might do that next year

Airbnb and Slack are considering direct listings. Postmates, with JPMorgan’s help, is plotting the more traditional route. When Spotify decided to sell its shares in an IPO directly to regular people rather than to a pre-chosen group of its bankers’ friends — in a move known as a direct listin…

Airbnb says it has paid $1 billion in local taxes on behalf of hosts since 2014

Airbnb says is has collected $1 billion in taxes on behalf of hosts over the past four and a half years, across North America, Europe, and elsewhere.

FairBnB is an ethical alternative to Airbnb, coming in 2019

In terms of entrepreneurship and innovation, Airbnb is an absolutely brilliant company. Based on the simple idea of helping people rent out their homes to tourists, the company’s yearly revenue has passed the $2 billion mark in its first 10 years and its services are available in almost every countr…

Facebook gave Netflix, Airbnb special access to user data: UK lawmakers

The data was obtained from Six4Three, an app developer that is currently in a legal dispute with Facebook

The body of a US tourist who disappeared in Costa Rica was found near her Airbnb, and the property's security guard has been arrested

Carla Stefaniak was on a trip to Costa Rica with her sister-in-law to celebrate her 36th birthday last week. She stayed an extra night in San Jose after her sister-in-law flew home, but told friends the Airbnb was "sketchy" and that the power was out.  She last told a friend that she was going to…

Airbnb Isn’t Just for Vacation Rentals Anymore. It Plans to Design Homes Too

Airbnb-designed houses will be adaptable to the guests staying in them.
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Airbnb Company Life and Culture

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Airbnb Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Airbnb founded?

    Airbnb was founded in 2008.

  • Who are Airbnb key executives?

    Airbnb's key executives are Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk.

  • How many employees does Airbnb have?

    Airbnb has 9,869 employees.

  • What is Airbnb revenue?

    Latest Airbnb annual revenue is $2.6 b.

  • What is Airbnb revenue per employee?

    Latest Airbnb revenue per employee is $263.5 k.

  • Who are Airbnb competitors?

    Competitors of Airbnb include Expedia, Trivago and

  • Where is Airbnb headquarters?

    Airbnb headquarters is located at 888 Brannan Street, San Francisco.

  • Where are Airbnb offices?

    Airbnb has offices in San Francisco, Moscow, Guangzhou, Washington and in 22 other locations.

  • How many offices does Airbnb have?

    Airbnb has 26 offices.