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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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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.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and with then-Chief Design Officer Jony Ive in 2018. Photo: Bloomberg

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.
Apple CEO Tim Cook during a videoconference congressional committee hearing in late July. Photo by Bloomberg.

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.
Tourists in Amsterdam. Photo: AP
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. Photo by Bloomberg.

Airbnb Turns Down Ackman, for Now

Sept. 2, 2020 · 3:37 PM PDT
Instead, Airbnb plans to go forward with a traditional IPO.
Tim Cook, Masayoshi Son and Brian Chesky. Photos: Bloomberg
Airbnb’s headquarters in San Francisco. Photo: Airbnb
Apple CEO Tim Cook

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.