Airbnb Stock | Hospitality/Travel | Founded: 2007 | Funding to Date: $3.4B

Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables members to rent out whole or part of their properties to travelers. The company was founded by Brian Chesky (current CEO), Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The company operates in 34,000+ cities across 90 countries and has over 800, 000 property listings on its platform. Airbnb’s offerings include Airbnb - a property sharing service for consumers and Airbnb for Business- a service catered towards business travelers. In August 2018, the company hired David Stephenson who was the CFO of Amazon’s prime business, as the CFO, in preparation for its planned public offering in 2019 / early 2020.

ENTERPRISE VALUE (based on primary fundings)

Key Investors
Andreessen Horowitz
Baillie Gifford
China Broadband Capital
Digital Sky Technologies
General Atlantic
General Catalyst Partners
Greylock Partners
GGV Capital
Horizon Ventures
Wellington Management
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Hillhouse Capital Group of China
SV Angel
Sequoia Capital
Tiger Global Management
Temasek Holdings
Y Combinator


Management Team
  • Brian Chesky - CEO & Co-Founder
  • Nathan Blecharczyk - Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
  • David Bernstein - Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
  • Belinda Johnson - Chief Operating Officer
  • Aristotle Balogh - CTO
Board Members
  • Alfred Lin - Sequoia Capital
  • Anton Levy - General Atlantic
  • Brian Chesky - Airbnb
  • Jeffrey Jordan - Andreessen Horowitz
  • Reid Hoffman - Greylock Partners
  • Joe Gebbia - Airbnb


Airbnb started as an online marketplace where users could rent out surplus or unused space inside their residences to host travelers. Over the past seven years, Airbnb has raised over $4.5B in capital, aggregated almost 3 million listings, hosted 150 million guests, and likely generated $40B in cumulative bookings through 2016. Today, with a $30B implied valuation, Airbnb is more valuable than large hotel chains (e.g., Hilton and Hyatt), airlines (e.g., United Airlines and American Airlines), and leading travel companies (e.g., Expedia and Ctrip).



The City of Paris first warned Airbnb, and it is now taking action. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, told the JDD that the city is suing the company for 1,010 illegal listings. The fine could be worth as much as $14.2 million (€12.625 million). Based on current legislation, you can’t rent an apart…


After a search that lasted nearly 10 months, Airbnb has hired Dave Stephenson as CFO. Stephenson spent over 17 years at Amazon, most recently as VP and CFO of Amazon's Worldwide Consumer Organization, responsible for all global website sales.

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