With fellow "sharing economy" company Uber under fire, Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk said his company is trying to maintain positive relationships with regulators.
When asked if he was following the management mishaps at Uber, Blecharczyk noted that Airbnb has "very good partnerships" with lots of cities.
"I think we've always thought that it's important to have a positive relationships with local government, rather than taking a confrontational kind of stance," Blecharczyk said in an interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin that aired Tuesday on "Squawk on the Street" after Airbnb was named the No. 1 company on the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. "We've always been very clear that we are willing to draw compromises, that we want to be a long-term partner. So it's a little bit of a different strategy."