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. It has over 3,000,000 lodging listings in 65,000 cities and 191 countries and the cost of lodging is set by the host.

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
6,786 (est)+5%
Airbnb was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People 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 Product
Hong Ge

Hong Ge

VP of China Operations

Airbnb Office Locations

Airbnb has offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Sydney, Singapore and in 37 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
888 Brannan Street
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Airbnb Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Airbnb's latest funding round in March 2017 was reported to be $447.8 m. In total, Airbnb has raised $4.4 b. Airbnb's latest valuation is reported to be $31 b.

Airbnb Financial Metrics

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, 2016A


1 m7 m25 m100 m250 m500 m900 m1.5 b

Revenue growth, %



(150 m)

EBIT margin, %

USDY, 2016


357.8 k

Airbnb Operating Metrics

Airbnb's Rooms was reported to be 3 m in Jun, 2017. Airbnb's Users was reported to be 100 m in Jul, 2016
Y, 2015Jul, 2016Sep, 2016Y, 2016Jun, 2017

Guest Arrivals

40 m80 m160 m


100 m


2.3 m3 m

Active Cities

34 k65 k



Airbnb Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
TroolyJune 16, 2017
TiltFebruary 23, 2017$12 m
Luxury RetreatsFebruary 10, 2017$200 m

Airbnb Job Categories

Airbnb Median Salaries

Source: 300 public H-1B filings from Airbnb

Traffic Overview of Airbnb

Airbnb Online and Social Media Presence

Airbnb News and Updates

Truepic fights photo fraud on apps like Tinder and Airbnb

 “Is that what they really look like?” “Did they Photoshop the pics of the house we’re renting?” “Is this actually what I’m buying or just a photo ripped off the Internet?” These are the questions Truepic wants to answer with the startup’s photo verification technology. Today Truepic unveils its SDK…

Airbnb’s San Francisco Deal Puts Storyline Over Bottom Line

In San Francisco, Airbnb became a prime target of the anti-tech backlash. As it approaches a possible IPO, it would like to be seen as a good neighbor. The post Airbnb's San Francisco Deal Puts Storyline Over Bottom Line appeared first on WIRED.

Crunch Report | Airbnb Hugs It Out in San Francisco

Aurea acquires Jive for $462 million, Airbnb settles lawsuit with the City of San Francisco over unfair overregulation of short-term rentals, Theranos settles a lawsuit with one of its investors and Verizon backs Renovo. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Airbnb settles lawsuit with San Francisco

 Airbnb Head of Global Policy Chris Lehane announced today that the company has settled its lawsuit with the city of San Francisco. Last year, Airbnb sued San Francisco over the city’s new rental legislation. Read More

New Patent Reveals Airbnb’s China Ambitions

Using our patents search engine, we have unearthed a newly-published patent application from Airbnb, which was originally filed in October 2016. The patent application, titled “Beam Device Architecture,” describes a system to compress cellular data, allowing people to more easily … Continued

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

 Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer. Everyday enginee…
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