Airbnb

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: Filed 11/16. Amended filing 12/1 here.

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U.S. Travel Helps Airbnb Beats Expectations in First Quarterly Earnings

Feb. 25, 2021 · 2:01 PM PST
The company's full-year results demonstrate how the year didn't turn as dire for its business as Airbnb feared during the early days of the pandemic.

SoftBank-Backed Travel Startup Klook Raises $200 Million

Jan. 25, 2021 · 11:08 PM PST
Hong Kong-based Klook's fundraising comes as the pandemic has dealt a severe blow to the industry.

Airbnb Pulls D.C. Reservations for Inauguration Week

Jan. 13, 2021 · 9:20 AM PST
The move goes farther than Airbnb's previous efforts to assure lawmakers and the media that the homes on its site wouldn't harbor right-wing extremists.

Airbnb Stock More Than Doubles in Trading Debut

Dec. 10, 2020 · 11:50 AM PST
Shares of the travel rental firm surged 113% above their IPO price to $144.71 apiece, valuing the company at around $100 billion.

Some Neighborhoods Are Winning the War Against Airbnb’s Rentals

Dec. 9, 2020 · 11:39 PM PST
Angry neighbors and local officials might remain a thorn in Airbnb’s side for years to come and could hurt its long-term growth prospects.

Airbnb Sets $47 Billion Valuation for IPO

Dec. 9, 2020 · 4:07 PM PST
The per-share price is more than double the company's common stock valuation from August.

Airbnb Expected to Price IPO Above $56-$60 a Share Range

Dec. 9, 2020 · 8:47 AM PST
The latest increase in the travel site's anticipated value ahead of Thursday's public listing reflects the extent of investor IPO enthusiasm.

Airbnb Raises IPO Price Range by 23%

Dec. 6, 2020 · 7:24 PM PST
The company plans to price its IPO at between $56 and $60 a share, its latest securities filing shows.

Airbnb Sets Pricing Range at $28.2 Billion Valuation

Dec. 1, 2020 · 5:09 AM PST
Airbnb reveals that its three founders will each sell $30 million worth of stock in the offering.

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 ‘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. 

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’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 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.

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’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.

Airbnb Was Profitable in Third Quarter

Oct. 13, 2020 · 3:57 AM PDT
The report, which includes an interview with CEO Brian Chesky, is likely to help strengthen confidence in the company ahead of its planned IPO this year.

Airbnb’s U.S. Sales in September Rose 41%, Research Firm Says

Oct. 8, 2020 · 12:39 PM PDT
The company's sales in the U.S. grew 41% in September, compared to the same period last year.