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October 30, 2015

VC funding and Equity Investors behind Airbnb : 10 facts

These are the top 10 facts behind funding of Airbnb

Airbnb based out of California  is as on  October 2015 valued at   $25.5b  with   a total equity funding of  $2.3b , with a valuation-to-funding ratio of : 11.1 to 1. So far it has  been funded a total of 8 rounds

Airbnb was founded in 2008 by its  CEO & Co Founder : Brian Chesky

Competitors: HomeAway, Orbitz, Diamond Resorts, Wimdu

List of  Investors/VC fund Houses
  1. Andreessen Horowitz,
  2. Axel Springer, 
  3. Baillie Gifford, 
  4. China Broadband Capital, 
  5. DST Group,
  6.  Dragoneer Investment,
  7.  ENIAC Ventures, 
  8. Fidelity Investments,
  9. Founders Fund,
  10. General Atlantic, 
  11. General Catalyst Partners, 
  12. GGV Capital, 
  13. Greylock Partners,
  14.  Hillhouse Capital Group,
  15.  Horizon Ventures,
  16.  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, 
  17. Sequoia Capital, 
  18. Temasek Holdings, 
  19. Tiger Global Management, 
  20. TPG Growth, T. Rowe Price, 
  21. Wellington Management,
  22. Y Combinator, 
  23. Youniversity Ventures

February 28, 2014

Most Popular 10 Travel Destinations at Airbnb

The Airbnb Juggernaut rolls on with  newer travel destinations being added  and a with an ever increasing consumers flocking to  the website  Airbnb reticently conducted a research to  find out which global destinations were trending, they looked at year-to-year growth in the number of reservations made per listing. They only considered destinations with at least 100 listings and 10 reservations per month from 2012 to 2013.

 Last week  Airbnb was trending as users looked  for the hottest vacations and destinations

The infographic   showing the The hottest destinations among Airbnb travelers  are  shared in the above post, the top 10 Destinations that are high " in the list for  Travellers& more #travel #infographic 2

March 5, 2011

Airbnb Vs Expedia : Who is Winning The Media War

Airbnb, which is a marketplace aimed to connect travelers with people who have some room for accommodation to spare.Airbnb connects users and  people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Guests can build real connections with their hosts, gain access to distinctive spaces, and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. Whether it's an urban apartment or countryside castle, Airbnb makes it effortless to showcase your space to an audience of millions, and to find the right space at any price point, anywhere.

Airbnb also says it has registered month-over-month growth of 65% in January 2011 alone.
That comes off the heels of (self-reported) 800 percent growth in 2010.

More recent stats, provided by techcrunch includes

  •  Guests have traveled from 182 countries to listings available in 170 countries
  • 132,000 positive reviews submitted, representing 98% of all reviews
  • Most expensive listing: $10,000/night
  • Longest single reservation on Airbnb: 200 nights
  • Most reservations by a single user: 28
  • 281 million miles traveled by guests
  • 160,000 iPhone app downloads
Location:San Francisco, California, United States
Founded: August 11, 2008
Funding: $7.82M
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. Whether the available space is a castle for a night, a sailboat for a week, or an apartment for a month, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to showcase these distinctive spaces to an audience of millions. By facilitating bookings and financial transactions, Airbnb makes the process of listing or booking a space effortless and efficient. With 50,000 unique listings available in more than 8,000 cities and 167 countries, Airbnb offers the widest variety of unique spaces for everyone, at any price point around the globe. The company has raised $7.8 million from Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners

Cities: +9,000
Countries with Listings: 170
Currencies transacted: 8 - USD, AUD, CAD, DKK, EUR, GBP, JPY, ZAR
Languages translated: 9 - English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian
Nights booked: +1,000,000
Techcrunch reports that Airbng has seen nearly 800 percent growth for the year, according to co-founder Brian Chesky 

More specifically, they went from about 100,000 nights book in January, to just about 800,000 nights book by the end of the year. “Travelers came from over 160 countries, and booked places in 89 different countries. We expect to hit 1 million nights booked sometime this spring,” Chesky says.

 Airbnb continues to expand their coverage around the world. Chesky lists Hawaii, Sydney, Tokyo, Lake Tahoe, and Austin as places that have gotten recent traction.

Airbnb  new video  explains users not familiar with the brand on  exactly what Airbnb which was  filmed at 13 different actual Airbnb locations around the world.(above video)