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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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Asana co founders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein. Photo by AP
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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.
Police investigated a shooting in Orinda, Calif., during a party at a rental home last October. Photo: AP

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 CEO Brian Chesky. Photo by Bloomberg

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.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo: Bloomberg
The New York Stock Exchange. Photo by Bloomberg

Airbnb ‘Resuming Work’ to Go Public, CEO Says

July 16, 2020 · 9:45 AM PDT
The comment is noteworthy because it was almost unthinkable a few months ago that the company could go public as revenues nosedived.
Greg Greeley, shown in 2017. Photo: Bloomberg
Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company's online-only Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Photo by Bloomberg

Airbnb Tries to Cut AWS Cloud Bill Amid Pandemic

June 22, 2020 · 12:28 PM PDT
Airbnb, whose business has been hard-hit by Covid-19, is considering ways to lower its AWS cloud bill, according to CEO Brian Chesky.

Airbnb Settles Lawsuit in NYC, Leading to Likely Purge of Illegal Listings

June 12, 2020 · 12:02 PM PDT · 1 comment
NYC has been famously hostile to Airbnb, largely due to its politically powerful hotel union.

Airbnb Sees Boost in Domestic Travel

June 8, 2020 · 8:21 AM PDT
Customers are booking trips to rentals within driving distance, rather than getting on airplanes, CEO Brian Chesky said.