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.
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
8,391 (est)+6%
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
Belinda Johnson

Belinda Johnson

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
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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 Financials

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

Revenue (Y, 2017)

2.6 b

Revenue growth (Y, 2016 - Y, 2017), %


EBIT (Y, 2017)

93 m

Market valuation

31 b
USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016Y, 2017


1 m7 m25 m100 m250 m500 m900 m1.5 b2.6 b

Revenue growth, %



(150 m)93 m

EBIT margin, %

USDY, 2017


405.4 k
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Airbnb Operating Metrics

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

Guest Arrivals

40 m80 m160 m260 m

Guests (New Year)

1.10 m2 m3 m

Active Cities

34 k65 k33 k

Experiences Delivered to Date

4 k
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Airbnb Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Trooly (20)June 16, 2017
Tilt (972)February 23, 2017$12 m
Luxury Retreats (290)February 10, 2017$200 m
Deco Software
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Airbnb Online and Social Media Presence

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Airbnb News and Updates

Here's How People With the Fewest Regrets Spend Their Valuable Time

People who get to the end of their days and assess their lives positively have one thing in common--they're intentional about their behaviors in the here and now.

Netflix, Airbnb, and Uber Prove Hiring For Experience Fails

It's not what you know. It's how quickly you can learn.

5 ways to help refugees on World Refugee Day 2018

Don’t feel helpless, feel determined. According to UNICEF, over 50 million children around the world are currently on the move, 28 million of whom have been forcibly displaced by conflict and violence. Many are traveling with their families, but many others are on their own, making their way to pla…

Japan’s crackdown on Airbnb has cost the company $10 million

Japan is the latest country to wage war on Airbnb’s rising popularity in the short-term rental market, costing the company $10 million.

Mary Meeker’s annual valentine to Silicon Valley reminds us tech utopianism is alive and well

ANALYSIS: As our view of technology’s impact seems to be growing increasingly darker, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker arrived just in time to soothe Silicon Valley’s battered ego. Meeker presented her annual Internet Trends Report in late May at the Code Conference, and it stretched to 294 slide…

City Council passes tough rules that limit Airbnb rentals

The new measure bans renters and investors from renting apartments by the night, hotel-style, on popular websites like Airbnb.
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