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Why it is one to watch: One of the few high profile, consumer-brand tech companies going public in this period, it will test investors' confidence in the home-sharing business model, which has been under regulatory and competitive attack. The fact that it is occurring during a pandemic which has devastated travel also poses a challenge. 

Expected timing: December.

Type: IPO

S-1: Confidentially filed.

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DoorDash Sets Pricing Range at $25.4 Billion Valuation

Nov. 30, 2020 · 6:13 AM PST
The valuation is 63% above the valuation at which DoorDash raised money this past summer.

Airbnb, DoorDash IPO Valuations Expected to Pass $30 Billion, $25 Billion

Nov. 29, 2020 · 8:13 PM PST
Both companies are getting credit for generating positive free cash flows.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo by Bloomberg

Airbnb ‘Trust’ Executive Left Last Year Over China Data Dispute

Nov. 20, 2020 · 2:17 PM PST
The company has been spending heavily to grow its business in China. 
Art by Mike Sullivan
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo by Bloomberg
A Domio promotional photo from 2019. Photo via Business Wire

Airbnb to Give Employees Ability to Sell Some Vested Shares

Nov. 16, 2020 · 7:36 PM PST
 The move follows a similar carveout by gaming platform Unity, which went public in September and has seen a steady stock rise. 
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo by Bloomberg

Airbnb’s Revenue Fell 18% in Q3, but Cash Pile Grew

Nov. 16, 2020 · 2:57 PM PST
The company’s revenue drop wasn't nearly as steep as online travel competitors Booking Holdings and Expedia Group.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo: Bloomberg
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo by Bloomberg

Airbnb Considers Listing on Eric Ries’ Long-Term Stock Exchange

Nov. 12, 2020 · 11:59 AM PST
The LTSE would require Airbnb to meet certain social and governance standards

Chesky Plans to Donate $10M to Frontline Worker Nonprofits

Nov. 12, 2020 · 9:23 AM PST
Chesky is already a billionaire, at least on paper. But there will be a greater focus after the IPO on what he decides to do with his money.
In typically tourist-filled Prague, Czech Republic, a man crosses a nearly empty Old Town Square. Photo: AP
Ballot-counting equipment at the Philadelphia Convention Center in September. Photo by Bloomberg

Airbnb to Launch ‘Host Endowment’

Oct. 30, 2020 · 10:52 AM PDT
The announcement likely represents the company's effort to ensure hosts feel included by the potential windfall of the IPO.
Airbnb  policy and communications chief Chris Lehane. Photo by Getty. Photo illustration by Mike Sullivan

Airbnb’s Common Stock Price Rises 10%

Oct. 25, 2020 · 9:24 PM PDT
Airbnb's common stock value is now about 20% higher than its nadir in the spring, but it still at about half its peak last year.