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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.

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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo by Bloomberg
Disney's headquarters in Burbank, Calif. Photo by Bloomberg
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo: Bloomberg
Nick Giovanni. Photo courtesy of Goldman Sachs
Symantec's former headquarters in Mountain View that Alphabet was expected to buy. Photo by AP

Airbnb Lays Off Contractors, Pulls Summer Internships

April 17, 2020 · 9:21 AM PDT
Airbnb had been looking to save costs by reducing its contract workforce for months. The move might delay Airbnb from firing any of its regular staff.

Airbnb Borrows Another $1 Billion

April 14, 2020 · 5:29 PM PDT
Like the first round of capital, the interest rate is high. The loan potentially cots Airbnb hundreds of millions of dollars in debt payments a year.
Art by Mike Sullivan

Airbnb Sees Revenue Falling 54%

April 8, 2020 · 1:55 PM PDT
The travel company has hopes for a V-shaped recovery, projecting revenue to bounce back next year to levels above 2019.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo: Bloomberg

New Investors Get Right to Buy Airbnb Shares at $18 Billion Valuation

April 7, 2020 · 4:44 PM PDT
The price provides some measure of how steeply Airbnb has fallen since the coronavirus started cutting deeply into its business.

Airbnb Raises $1 Billion in Debt, Equity From Silver Lake, Sixth Street

April 6, 2020 · 1:18 PM PDT
The deal gives the travel giant, which has been whacked by coronavirus, financial cushion as it tries to recover.

Airbnb Cuts Internal Valuation 16% to $26 Billion

April 3, 2020 · 7:00 AM PDT
The valuation cut reflects the decline in Airbnb's business caused by the pandemic.

Airbnb Offers Hosts $260 Million to Help Offset Cancelled Stays

March 30, 2020 · 4:10 PM PDT
It's an expensive proposition, equivalent to about 5% of Airbnb's revenue last year.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky in 2017. Photo: Bloomberg
Francis Davidson, CEO of Sonder. Photo: Bloomberg