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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: October or November.

Type: IPO

S-1: Confidentially filed.

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The Information’s 411 — Airbnb Fights the Right to Party

By Tom Dotan · Aug. 21, 2020 2:25 PM PDT

Cory talks about the rise of parties at Airbnb rentals and how it's poised to be a huge headache for the company as it heads down the path of going public.

September’s (Likely) IPO Spree: The Information’s Tech Briefing

By The Information Staff · Aug. 11, 2020 5:02 PM PDT

News that Airbnb will file to go public by the end of this month is the latest sign that the post-Labor Day period may see a spate of high profile tech IPOs. Both Palantir and Snowflake have reportedly filed confidentially to go public, while Asana is also said to be  planning a public debut this year.

Executives at all these companies are ...