Airbnb

What
Community-based travel marketplace connecting people to nonstandard travel options around the globe.

Disrupting
Traditional global lodging industry.

Source: Airbnb

Headquarters: San Francisco
CEO: Brian Chesky
Year Founded: 2008
Number of Employees: N/A
Funding: $120 million
Key Investors: DST Global, General Catalyst, Jeff Bezos and Andreessen Horowitz

Vital Stats

  • In 2008, Airbnb was only in the United States
  • It's now in 33,000 cities and 192 countries
  • Grown from 120,000 listings at the start of 2012 to 300,000 listings
  • Airbnb has booked 4 million guests total
  • Three million guests were booked in 2012
  • Over 10 million nights booked
  • Over 600 million social connections
  • Opened 11 new offices in 2012

Tech

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