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.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
7,592 (est)+2%
Airbnb was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People/Management at Airbnb

Brian Chesky

Brian Chesky

Co-Founder & CEO
Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia

Co-Founder & CPO
Nathan Blecharczyk

Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-Founder & CSO
Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis

VP Engineering
Joe Zadeh

Joe Zadeh

VP Trips

Airbnb Office Locations

Airbnb has offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Sydney, Singapore and in 40 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 Financials

Airbnb's revenue was reported to be $1.5 b in 2016 which is a 67% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (Y, 2016)

1.5 b

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %


Market valuation

31 b
USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016


1 m7 m25 m100 m250 m500 m900 m1.5 b

Revenue growth, %



(150 m)

EBIT margin, %

USDY, 2016


357.8 k
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Airbnb Operating Metrics

Airbnb's Rooms was reported to be 4 m in Nov, 2017. Airbnb's Users was reported to be 150 m in Mar, 2017
Dec, 2013Dec, 2014Dec, 2015Y, 2015Jul, 2016Sep, 2016Dec, 2016Y, 2016Mar, 2017Jun, 2017Nov, 2017Dec, 2017Jan, 2018

Guests (New Year)

250 k540 k1.1 m2 m3 m

New Listings

2 m

Guest Arrivals

40 m80 m160 m260 m


100 m150 m
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Airbnb Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Deco Software
TroolyJune 16, 2017
TiltFebruary 23, 2017$12 m
Luxury RetreatsFebruary 10, 2017$200 m
Airbnb's employees are reported to be approximately 43% female and 57% male.

Airbnb Median Salaries

Source: 300 public H-1B filings from Airbnb
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Airbnb's Web-traffic and Trends

Airbnb Online and Social Media Presence

Airbnb News and Updates

Airbnb just slashed the up front cost of booking a place to stay

Airbnb has today announced that users will be able to split the cost of booking accommodation through its platform. The Pay Less Up Front initiative means users only need to pay 50 per cent of the cost of their stay when booking, where they previously had to pay the full amount. Targeted at gu…

Yotel Expands Into Branded Residences With an Extended Stay Element

We have our reservations (pun intended), but if the popularity of pod-like hotels is any indication, perhaps this might just work for YotelPad and its experiment in reviving the condo hotel concept. -Deanna Ting

Airbnb Follows HomeAway’s Lead By Not Requiring Full Payments in Advance

As the professionalization of homesharing progresses, adding a payments feature such as this makes a lot of sense. -Deanna Ting

How upscale hostels are edging into SE Asia’s mainstream market

How upscale hostels are edging into SE Asia’s mainstream market

Startup founders are older, more diverse, and don’t live in San Francisco

GUEST: For decades, Silicon Valley was the place to build a thriving tech career. Just like actors flock to Los Angeles and writers to New York City, eager young coders swarmed to San Francisco for their chance to make it big. Look no further than the popular HBO sitcom Silicon Valley. There’s a rea…

Airbnb Has Some Breathtaking Listings in ‘Shithole’ Countries

The latest in a series of anti-Trump gestures by the company.
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Airbnb Company Life and Culture

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