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)
7,117 (est)
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
Hong Ge

Hong Ge

Vice President
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
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Airbnb Financials and Metrics

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

New Listings

2 m

Guest Arrivals

40 m80 m160 m


100 m


2.3 m3 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 Job Categories

Airbnb Median Salaries

Source: 300 public H-1B filings from Airbnb
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Traffic Overview of Airbnb

Airbnb Online and Social Media Presence

Airbnb News and Updates

For £36 a night, book-lovers can run a seaside bookshop in Scotland

In a tiny town on the southwest coast of Scotland, there’s one bookstore for every hundred people who live there. And in the already unusually…

From Goa to Greece, Airbnb wants the travel-mad Indian millennial to ditch the hotel room

From roping in Bollywood celebrities to partnerships with local state governments, Airbnb, the online marketplace for accommodation, is trying to get the Indian millennial hooked…

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

"I am this guy. I fit every cliché; I am the abstract villain of your imagined anxieties. Traveling while Muslim." -Rafat Ali

Airbnb Co-Founder Named Chairman of Airbnb China and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

This week Airbnb had our attention, and its attention was on China as it chose a new chairman for the country. The homesharing giant also returned to affiliate partnerships and debuted new vacation rental tools. -Sarah Enelow

7 Airbnbs for spectacular views of New England foliage

While New England is famous for summers on the Cape and winters at mountain ski resorts, trips to view the region’s autumn foliage might give those other treks a run for their money. Any location on the list below would make for an excellent leaf-peeping day trip, but if you’re looking for a weekend…

Millennials’ search for experiences over luxury is driving Airbnb’s growth in Africa

In the last five years, more than 2 million people have found holiday accommodation in Africa through Airbnb which now has over 100,000 listings on…
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