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

Briefings
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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.

GGV Capital Aims to Raise $2 Billion for Funds Targeting China, U.S. and Southeast Asia

Sept. 29, 2020 · 3:36 AM PDT
Despite the U.S.-China trade war, some U.S. institutional investors are considering money into the U.S.- and China-based fund.

CEO of Startup That Violated Airbnb Rules Steps Down After Investigation

Sept. 25, 2020 · 2:46 PM PDT
The departure comes five weeks after an investigation by The Information, which revealed Domio’s practices of renting homes on Airbnb that flouted some cities’ rules.

Airbnb Turns Down Ackman, for Now

Sept. 2, 2020 · 3:37 PM PDT
Instead, Airbnb plans to go forward with a traditional IPO.

Airbnb Files to Go Public

Aug. 19, 2020 · 2:10 PM PDT
The review process could take a couple months, which suggests Airbnb may not go public until the end of November.

Airbnb Executive in Charge of Safety to Leave

Aug. 13, 2020 · 2:13 PM PDT
Margaret Richardson would be the fifth top executive to announce an intention to leave Airbnb within the past two months.

Airbnb Revenue Fell by About 72% in 2nd Quarter

Aug. 12, 2020 · 12:21 PM PDT
While the big slide was less than some of Airbnb’s rivals, it underscores the challenges the company faces if the company goes public this year.

Airbnb Plans to File IPO Paperwork This Month

Aug. 11, 2020 · 10:28 AM PDT
The home rental giant could list publicly by the end of the year.

Airbnb Customer Service Chief to Depart

July 31, 2020 · 9:38 AM PDT · 1 comment
The customer service executive is the fourth senior executive to leave Airbnb in the last two months.