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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, shown in 2017. Photo: Bloomberg
Art by Jesse Howe.

Airbnb’s COO to Step Down

Nov. 22, 2019 · 3:19 PM PST
Belinda Johnson, one of Brian Chesky's closest confidantes, will leave the executive role March 1 and join the board of directors.
Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson, who said on Friday she would leave. Photo by Bloomberg
Susanne Daniels. Photo by Bloomberg.
Photo by Bloomberg. Art by Jesse Howe
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo: Bloomberg
A Klook tour guide on a Klook-hosted walking tour in Hong Kong last year. Photo by Bloomberg
Photo by Bloomberg
Marc Andreessen, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz. Photo by Bloomberg
Max Beauchemin, a Preset founder. Photo by Preset
Kayak CEO Steve Hafner. Photo: Bloomberg