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Airbnb, Inc.
FoundedAugust 2008; 13 years ago (2008-08) in San Francisco, California
FounderBrian Chesky
Joe Gebbia
Nathan Blecharczyk
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
Area served
RevenueDecrease $3.378 billion (2020)
Decrease -$4.584 billion (2020)
Total assetsIncrease $10.491 billion (2020)
Total equityIncrease $2.901 billion (2020)
Number of employees
5,597 (2020)
Footnotes / references

Airbnb is an online service for lodging. The name means AirBed and Breakfast.[3][4][5] It is available in 190 countries.[6][7]

It is based in San Francisco, California.

Overview[change | change source]

Airbnb clients have the opportunity to give for rent their housing partially or fully to different travelers. The site provides a platform for establishing contact between the owner and the guest. Airbnb is also responsible for money payments. Airbnb offers housing in 65,000 cities in 191 countries of the world.[8] From the moment of founding in August 2008 and until April 2017, more than 150 million people have found housing through the Airbnb website.

History[change | change source]

Airbnb was founded in 2008 by Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia.[9][10][11][12] The offices were in San Francisco, then in Hamburg and Berlin.[13]

The company had 21 funding rounds and got $6B in total.[14][15][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22]

In 2011, the service won an app award on the South by Southwest conference.[23]

In October 2011, the first international office in London was opened.[24]

In 2012, the company made new locations in Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Moscow, Sydney, Singapore and São Paulo.[25][26][27][28]

In 2015, the office in Cuba was launched.[29][30]

In 2018, Airbnb Plus and Beyond by Airbnb services were announced to appear.[31][32]

In 2020, Airbnb became a public company.[33]

References[change | change source]

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