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Meet Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who cofounded the company in 2008 to help pay his San Francisco rent and now may be taking his $18 billion business public

Airbnb has confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering despite a tumultuous year. The vacation rental company has taken a beating during the coronavirus pandemic, laying off 25% of its staff in May. Brian Chesky, the CEO and cofounder of Airbnb, said the company was expected to bring in less than half the revenue it earned in 2019. Chesky is worth an estimated $3.1 billion, according to Forbes. The 38-year-old billionaire has previously rented out his own San Francisco apartm...
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Airbnb has laid off 25% of its staff. Meet CEO Brian Chesky, who cofounded the company in 2008 to help pay his San Francisco apartment's rent and is now worth $4.1 billion.

Airbnb has laid off 25% of its staff, nearly 1,900 people, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The vacation rental company, which had planned to go public in 2020, is expected to bring in less than half the revenue it earned in 2019. Brian Chesky, the CEO and cofounder of Airbnb, is worth an estimated $4.1 billion, according to Forbes. The 38-year-old billionaire has previously rented out his own San Francisco apartment on Airbnb, does weekly yoga with his girlfriend, and has attended the famous...
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Airbnb is facing an unprecedented threat from the coronavirus. Here are the veteran execs on Airbnb's board of directors who will be critical to CEO Brian Chesky's success or failure.

Airbnb is facing a big challenge thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a deep decline in the travel industry. The crisis poses a big test for CEO Brian Chesky, who's largely a self-taught manager and has little experience to draw from in terms of guiding a big company through an economic crisis. Fortunately for Chesky, Airbnb's board is comprised of seasoned executives who have led companies through similar challenges. Among the company's directors are Kenneth Chenault, who led ...
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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is facing an unprecedented threat from the coronavirus. Here are the veteran execs on Airbnb's board of directors who will be critical to his success or failure.

Airbnb is facing a big challenge thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a deep decline in the travel industry. The crisis poses a big test for CEO Brian Chesky, who's largely a self-taught manager and has little experience to draw from in terms of guiding a big company through an economic crisis. Fortunately for Chesky, Airbnb's board is comprised of seasoned executives who have led companies through similar challenges. Among the company's directors are Kenneth Chenault, who led ...
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Airbnb's cofounder makes a compelling argument on why more startups should join the Y Combinator accelerator

Airbnb's cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk was asked at an event if there was a time when they almost shut down the business. In 2008, the startup couldn't raise a dollar of venture capital. It had two customers, including Airbnb chief executive officer Brian Chesky. The cofounders made a pact that if they came out of startup accelerator Y Combinator and were "not in a materially better place" after 13 weeks, they would walk away. Blecharczyk said the accelerator gave the company the guidance and f...
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Airbnb's cofounder made an incredibly compelling pitch for startups to join Y Combinator: 'We were 13 weeks away from walking away from it all'

Airbnb's cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk was asked at an event if there was a time when they almost shut down the business. In 2008, the startup couldn't raise a dollar of venture capital. It had two customers, including Airbnb chief executive officer Brian Chesky. The cofounders made a pact that if they came out of startup accelerator Y Combinator and were "not in a materially better place" after 13 weeks, they would walk away. Blecharczyk said the accelerator gave the company the guidance and f...
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An Airbnb cofounder explained the strategy behind its success in China, a market where most US companies have failed

American tech companies have historically struggled in China, but Airbnb has had success there. Airbnb hoped Chinese travelers' experiences as guests would lead them to become hosts, Blecharczyk said in a talk hosted by NYU on Tuesday. The strategy seems to be working: Blecharczyk said two-thirds of stays by Chinese travelers are now within the country, while Airbnb's listings there . Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  American tech companies have historically strug...
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Airbnb's chief strategy officer reveals how the company sets goals that keep it resilient and help it escape the tech backlash

Airbnb's chief strategy officer Nathan Blecharczyk said the company had a new strategy around setting goals. The company identified two to three principles for each of its five stakeholder groups, and created one to three metrics for measuring progress against those principles, he said. The new goal-setting strategy is meant to encourage employees to make decisions with stakeholders in mind. "You have to do well by all the folks in the ecosystem," Blecharczyk said. Visit Business Insider's hom...
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Airbnb bans white supremacists from using its service after Charlottesville protest | foxnews.com

Airbnb announced that white supremacists are permanently barred from using the service to reserve lodging. Airbnb announced that white supremacists are permanently barred from using the service to reserve lodging. (Reuters) Airbnb announced on Tuesday that white supremacists would be permanently barred from using the service to make reservations for lodging following Saturday’s deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va. Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb’s co-founder, told Bloomberg on Tuesday that...
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There's a bizarre loophole you have to jump through when booking an Airbnb in Cuba

BERLIN — If you're planning to visit Cuba in the near future and you want to use Airbnb, you'll quickly realise there's a bizarre loophole you have to jump through in order to make your booking. When requesting to book an Airbnb in Cuba, you must specify your "purpose of travel" and confirm that you "satisfy criteria for a general license for travel to Cuba". This "license" was established for Americans travelling to Cuba but non-US citizens also have to say that they satisfy the requirements if...
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10 things in tech you need to know today (SNAP, GOOG, CRM, NTO)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Snap Inc. had its first down day in the stock market since going public on Thursday. Shares of the parent company of Snapchat fell 12% in trading on Monday to as low as $23.79 (£19.44). They were about 16% lower than their high after the initial public offering. 2. Wall Street analysts are warning people not to buy stock in Snap. It has zero buy recommendations. 3. The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever...
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Airbnb's cofounder had his door bell ripped off by a guest

Imagine you're staying in a plush Airbnb and you accidentally tear the door bell off the place you're staying. It's an awkward situation. Now imagine the host who turns up to inspect the damage is in fact the cofounder of Airbnb itself. That's exactly what happened to one unfortunate Airbnb guest, according to Léa Steinacker — the journalist at German business magazine Wirtschafts Woche who interviewed Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk last Friday. "A friend of mine actually stayed at your pla...
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Airbnb wants to help travellers go clubbing with a Berliner

BERLIN — Ever wanted to go to Berghain with a Berliner? Airbnb could soon help to make that happen. The San Francisco tech giant is going to start allowing Airbnb users in Berlin to offer "experiences" to travellers visiting their city. Nathan Blecharczyk, cofounder and chief technology officer of Airbnb, said on Friday that Berliners will be able to take tourists and curious locals on a paid experience from May, adding that an experience could include going out for drinks. "We're really reposit...
Tags: Berlin, San Francisco, Trends, Airbnb, Havana, Nairobi, Havana Cuba, Berghain, Nathan Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk


Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk is speaking at IGNITION 2016

Startup mega-unicorn Airbnb, currently valued at $24 billion, has disrupted the way people travel. We're excited to announce that Airbnb's c ofounder and CTO Nathan Blecharczyk will be speaking at IGNITION: The Future of Digital. Blecharczyk keeps Airbnb's infrastructure running smoothly on a global level--the company is in 191 of the 194 countries in the world. That global footprint makes for a host of possible snafus that Blecharczyk and his team have to handle, from making sure hosts get pai...
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Airbnb Wants To Add To Your Rental Options

Photo: Courtesy of AirBnB. If you’ve ever arrived at an Airbnb settled in, and thought, wow, this wood-burning fireplace is awfully nice, but what this apartment really needs is some mini-golf! Airbnb has got your back.A representative of the online company told the BBC that the company is looking into expanding its services into recreation for visitors, as well as housing. Co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk told the BBC that Airbnb is considering plans for coordinati...
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Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk: ‘A body? It’s unusual, but it wasn’t as if it was in the front yard’

The billionaire CTO of the rental website discusses his rigorous work ethic, its effect on his family life and how discovering a corpse won’t stop people using his siteHe’s a billionaire, but Nathan Blecharczyk still likes to host on Airbnb. He has a guest there right now, he says, though the guest doesn’t know who his host is. He is waking in Blecharczyk’s San Francisco home, unaware that the pleasant quarters with separate entrance and electronic locks belong to one of the three co-founders of...
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