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Guy Raz — Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs, The Story of ‘How I Built This,’ Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and More (#462)

Illustration via 99designs “There is a natural skepticism that you develop as a journalist, which I think is important. But oftentimes that develops into cynicism.” — Guy Raz Guy Raz (@guyraz) is the Michael Phelps of podcasting. He’s the creator and host of the popular podcasts How I Built This, Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind and the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts TED Radio Hour and Wow in the World, a children’s program. He’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Daniel...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, California, Washington Post, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Beck, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Catalonia, Bbc, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard, George Orwell, New York Times


The 27 youngest billionaires in tech, from Stripe's founders to the owner of TikTok

Snap cofounders Bobby Murphy, left, and Evan Spiegel. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Many of the world's youngest billionaires hail from the tech industry. Snap's Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are 30 and 32, respectively, and Stripe's John and Patrick Collison are 30 and 31.Not every tech billionaire is young — the world's two richest people, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, are in their 50s or 60s. And Oracle's Larry Ellison was 49 when he reached billionaire status.Still, companies like Airbnb, TikTok-p...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Pinterest, Instagram, Drew Houston, Russia, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Features, Snapchat, Bill Gates


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...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Ipo, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Warren Buffett, Airbnb, Nevada, Bill, Ashton Kutcher, Fortune, Melinda Gates


These are the 19 Airbnb execs rebuilding the company for growth and an IPO amid the biggest travel industry crisis in decades

2020 should have been a celebratory year for Airbnb, a time when founder CEO Brian Chesky took the company public in one of the biggest tech IPOs of the decade. Instead COVID-19 hit and devastated the travel industry and Airbnb was forced to trim about 25% of its workforce and bench some of its more ambitious moonshot plans. As the world begins to ease travel restrictions, Airbnb is expected to eventually bounce back to its former glory, if it can execute well. It is up to these 19 Airbnb exec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Japan, Australia, Eric Holder, Ebay, Ipo, Africa, Disney, San Francisco, Trends, Hp, Spain


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...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Larry Ellison, Warren Buffett, Airbnb, Nevada, Bill, Ashton Kutcher, Vox, Fortune, Melinda Gates


Some large Airbnb investors have slashed their internal valuations of the company by more than 30% as the pandemic halts travel

The home-sharing startup Airbnb was most recently valued at $31 billion in a 2017 funding round. It's had its valuation cut by a couple of its investors recently — the mutual-fund managers Principal Global Investors and Hartford Funds. The coronavirus pandemic has shut down travel, cutting into Airbnb's revenues and raising questions about if people will want to open their homes to strangers once a vaccine for COVID-19 is introduced. Despite the pandemic, one mutual-fund investor, Macquarie, h...
Tags: US, Trends, Fidelity, Airbnb, Wall Street Journal, Brian Chesky, Morningstar, Vanguard, Macquarie, RXR Realty, Hartford, Principal, Joe Gebbia, Airdna, Principal Global Investors, International Equity Fund


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 ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, Ebay, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Netflix, Harvard, United States, Glu Mobile, Bill Gates, Burberry, American Express


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 ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, Ebay, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Netflix, Harvard, United States, Glu Mobile, Bill Gates, Burberry, American Express


The 28 youngest billionaires in tech, from Stripe's founders to the owner of TikTok

Many of the world's youngest billionaires hail from the tech industry.  Snap's Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are 29 and 31, respectively, as are Stripe's John and Patrick Collison.  Not every tech billionaire is young — the world's two richest people, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, are in their 50s or 60s. And Oracle's Larry Ellison was 49 when he reached billionaire status. Still, companies like Airbnb, TikTok-parent ByteDance, and social networking behemoth Facebook are run by millennials.  Visi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Drew Houston, China, Russia, Trends, Tesla, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, John, Evan Spiegel, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Kevin Systrom, Daniel Ek


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Here are all the companies Airbnb has acquired to help it grow into a $31 billion business

Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has gone from a startup renting air matresses to a multi-billion dollar global travel company. After a wave of lukewarm receptions for tech IPOs last year, Airbnb announced its own plans to brave the public markets in 2020.  Investors wil be taking a close look at the company's reported losses, but also at its past acquisitions and how they will play into Airbnb's strategy going forward. Here's a list of all the companies Airbnb has bought up over the past twel...
Tags: Facebook, UK, London, Germany, Softbank, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Paris, Reddit, Airbnb, Montreal, Vanity Fair, HotelTonight, Brian Chesky, Hamburg


23 hot startups that want to go public in 2020, and the 2 Silicon Valley venture firms that will clean up when they do

According to a new report from CB Insights out Wednesday, 23 tech startups are hoping to go public in 2020 via a traditional IPO or direct listing. Popular tech companies like Airbnb, Credit Karma, and DoorDash are joined by several enterprise software companies such as Tanium, Snowflake, and Databricks. Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital are among the Silicon Valley venture firms poised to make a tidy return in 2020 by backing some of the decade's biggest hits in the earliest stages....
Tags: Uber, Maryland, Wall Street, Trends, Atlantic, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, HashiCorp, IVP, Wellington, General Atlantic, DST Global, Kleiner Perkins


23 hot startups that want to go public in 2020, and the 2 Silicon Valley venture firms that will clean up up when they do

According to a new report from CB Insights out Wednesday, 23 tech startups are hoping to go public in 2020 via a traditional IPO or direct listing. Popular tech companies like Airbnb, Credit Karma, and DoorDash are joined by several enterprise software companies such as Tanium, Snowflake, and Databricks. Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital are among the Silicon Valley venture firms poised to make a tidy return in 2020 by backing some of the decade's biggest hits in the earliest stages....
Tags: Uber, Maryland, Wall Street, Trends, Atlantic, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, HashiCorp, IVP, Wellington, General Atlantic, DST Global, Kleiner Perkins


This is the pitch deck now-$31 billion Airbnb used when it was just getting started

Airbnb is one of several highly anticipated IPOs reportedly slated for 2019. Founded in 2008 as "AirBed&Breakfast," the startup has raised more than $4 billion to reach a $31 billion valuation as it closes in on a public filing. But it wasn't always the glowing digital startup success story it's known as today. Co-founders Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, and Joe Gebbia originally saw the company as a way for travelers to rent mattresses from locals — and it stumbled through much of its f...
Tags: Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky Nathan Blecharczyk


The shower head disrupters backed by Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt just launched a new water-saving nozzle on Kickstarter

Nebia — which was initially backed by Apple CEO Tim Cook and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt — announced its new Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 on Tuesday.  The latest version can create 29% warmer temperatures and comes at a more affordable price than the original. Cook and Schmidt re-invested in the shower head disrupters, along with North America's largest shower head company Moen, Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia, Starwood Hotel founder Barry Sternlicht.  Nebia CEO Phillip Winter tells us that...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Trends, Tim Cook, Kickstarter, Airbnb, North America, Eric Schmidt, Business Insider, SCHMIDT, Moen, Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Hotel, Joe Gebbia, Nebia


Tim Cook-backed shower startup Nebia shows off a warmer, water-saving shower head

I’m not in the habit of getting naked during meetings at startup offices, but this time it felt appropriate. Nebia, a shower startup that has attracted investments from the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook and former Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s foundation is back with some new cash (though it won’t divulge how much) and a new generation of its thoughtfully designed shower heads that aim to dramatically reduce the amount of water people use while cleaning up. After a lengthy chat with Nebia CEO Ph...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Hardware, Stanford, Tech, Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt, Shower, James Park, Moen, Joe Gebbia, Nebia, Schmidt Family Foundation, Philip Winter


City Council Bans Airbnb — and One Councilman is Father of a Co-Founder of Airbnb

What happens when you are a councilman of a city whose city council is tasked to vote on whether or not to ban businesses of a certain industry — including one which your son co-founded? You recuse yourself from voting, of course. When Joe Gebbia was elected to represent District 4 of the newly incorporated city of... The post City Council Bans Airbnb — and One Councilman is Father of a Co-Founder of Airbnb appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Airbnb, Hotels And Lodging, Joe Gebbia


Airbnb Will Start Designing Houses In 2019

Airbnb is reportedly planning to distribute prototype buildings next year. Yesterday, Samara, a futures division of Airbnb meant to develop new products and services for the company, announced a new initiative called Backyard. The initiative is described in a press release as "an endeavor to design and prototype new ways of building and sharing homes," with the first wave of test units going public in 2019. Fast Company reports: The name "Backyard" might imply that Airbnb just wants to build Acc...
Tags: Tech, Airbnb, Samara, Joe Gebbia, Gebbia


Airbnb’s Official Arrival as a Real Estate Company

[Note from editor: This is adapted from this week’s Weekly Radar for Geek Estate Mastermind members. Given it’s industry significance, I thought it worthwhile to publish publicly.] Airbnb will start designing and building housing prototypes in 2019 as part of Backyard, a new Samara project announced this week. Backyard is an initiative to prototype new ways that homes can be built and shared, guided by an ambition to realize more humanistic, future-oriented, and waste-conscious design. Accordin...
Tags: Radio, Architecture, Airbnb, Construction, Marc Andreessen, Samara, Real Estate Company, Joe Gebbia, Geek Estate Members, Built World, GE Mastermind Preview, Weekly Radar for Geek Estate Mastermind


Joe Gebbia & Samara's Backyard Initiative Will Prototype New Ways to Build Homes—and They're Hiring

After the raging success of Airbnb, co-founder Joe Gebbia is expanding on his initial home sharing and loaning vision with Backyard, a new initiative within the Samara team at Airbnb that will prototype new ways in which homes can be built and shared. Backyard will have a special focus on waste-conscious construction and the ways in which smart home technologies can better shape the future of our time at home.  "We began with a simple question: what does a home that is designed and built for ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Airbnb, Backyard, Samara, Design News, Joe Gebbia, Gebbia, Joe GebbiaAirbnb


The 2019 Core77 Design Awards Will Open for Entry on January 8

Attention, designers—mark your calendars because the 2019 Core77 Design Awards will officially be open for entry on January 8! Now in its ninth year, the Core77 Design Awards continues to champion the principles of inclusivity, innovation, and excellence. Our annual collection of awarded projects have solidified the awards as a showcase of groundbreaking design over the years, granting awards to successful products such as the Google Pixel Buds, Nest Thermostat, the Biolite Stove, the Oculus Rif...
Tags: Google, Design, America, Kenya, Hillary, Ideo, Core77 Design Awards, Joe Gebbia, Emily Pilloton, Benjamin Hubert Here, Jennifer Kinon, Anand Manohar Asinkar, Built Environment Professional, Chih Chiu of Royal College, Kuja Kuja Kuja Kuja, Kuja Kuja


Amazon exec Dave Stephenson tapped to lead Airbnb to the public markets

Airbnb has completed a much-needed hire ahead of its rumored 2019 initial public offering. The hospitality giant has brought on Dave Stephenson, a long-time Amazon vice president and former president of Big Fish Games, as its chief financial officer. Stephenson replaces the company’s head of global financial planning and analysis, Ellie Mertz, who served as interim head of finance as Airbnb searched for its former CFO Laurence Tosi’s replacement. Tosi, who had previously led finance at The Bl...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Amazon Prime, Airbnb, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Brian Chesky, Blackstone Group, Stephenson, EBITDA, Greeley, Chesky, Tosi


Start Your Own Airbnb In The UK

For young aspiring entrepreneurs at the drawing table trying to discover what you’re passionate about, you will most likely agree that being your own boss, making your own hours, setting your own rules, and living on “easy street” is the primary objective. But the fact of the matter is, running a startup is more than being your own boss, the hours you will work will be insane, the industry you choose makes the rules, and there is nothing easy about it. And if you thought that launching a trendy...
Tags: Startups, UK, San Francisco, Paypal, Manchester, Airbnb, Brian, Kent, Homejoy, Brian Chesky, Western Union, Others, Forbes, San Fran, Chesky, Adora Cheung


Successful Brand Cultures Live Their Beliefs

“There is a job and then there is a calling. We want to hire people who aren’t just looking for jobs, they’re looking for a calling.” ~ Brian Chesky, Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer, and Head of Community, Airbnb. There’s a story Brian Chesky tells about meeting with Peter Thiel, the well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist. It was 2012, Airbnb’s fourth year in business, and Thiel had just granted $150 million in Series C financing to the ambitious peer-to-peer house-sharing brand crea...
Tags: Eric Holder, San Francisco, Atlantic, Harvard University, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Branding, Miller, Mark Miller, Chesky, Thiel, McGraw Hill Education, Brand Culture, Joe Gebbia


These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator

Earlier this month, Brex, a credit card provider to startups, announced it had raised $125 million at a $1.1 billion valuation. The round was impressive for a couple of reasons. 1. The founders are a pair of 22-year-olds that had set out to build a virtual reality company before pivoting to payments. And 2. They had only completed Y Combinator, a well-known Silicon Valley startup accelerator, the year prior. Y Combinator is responsible for many successes in the startup world, certainly more...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Drew Houston, Finance, Tech, Economy, Software, Gm, Dropbox, Zenefits, Reddit, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian


How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth

Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000. AirBed And Breakfast Takes Pad Crashing To A Whole New Level In the years since, the marketplace Airbnb created has radically transformed the rental landscape in cities, created an entirely new hospitality market and surged to a valuation of roughly $31 billion. We researched the number of airbeds sold every year ...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, New York, Obama, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Economy, Andreessen, Culture, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Andreessen Horowitz, Denver


A former Facebook executive reveals why she's so bullish on Airbnb, the $31 billion startup with 'virtually no competition' that everyone wants to see IPO in 2019 (FB)

Airbnb investor SC Moatti is among the few dozen investors who stand to turn a huge profit if the home-rental startup goes public in 2019, as many believe it will.  Moatti, a managing partner of Mighty Capital, said she first used Airbnb as a host. The user experience blew away her expectations. She decided to invest because she says Airbnb could be at least four times as much as its current $31 billion valuation in the future, has "virtually no competition," and "infinite" inventory.   The ...
Tags: Facebook, America, San Francisco, Trends, Canada, Hilton, Marriott, Airbnb, Ivy League, Hyatt, Joe Gebbia, Gebbia, SC Moatti, Mighty Capital, Moatti


Joe Gebbia — Co-Founder of Airbnb

“Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look.” – Joe Gebbia Joe Gebbia (@jgebbia) is a designer, entrepreneur, and global explorer. He is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, which has changed the way the world travels and how people connect in more than 190 countries. In this […]
Tags: Productivity, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Success, Startup, Airbnb, The Tim Ferriss Show, Joe Gebbia, Podcast Interview, Joe Gebbia Joe Gebbia


Airbnb ‘Magical’ Roadmap for Growth Aims For 1B Annual Guests

Offering a new spin on a product roadmap by revealing its new products in travel roadmap terms, Airbnb on Thursday unveiled its “Roadmap to Bring Magical Travel to Everyone.” The four-pronged plan includes new property types, new tiers, Airbnb Collections and new community recognition features—adding SuperGuests to SuperHosts—as the key elements of a a product and innovation plan designed “to bring the benefits of local and authentic travel to everyone.” Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky u...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Home Decor, Hotels, Uncategorized, Advertising, Digital, San Francisco, Customer Experience, Luxury, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Hospitality, Launches, Joe Gebbia, Airbnb Co


Save the Date: The Core77 Design Awards is Open for Entry Starting January 9

Attention, designers—mark your calendars because the 2018 Core77 Design Awards will officially be open for entry on January 9! Now in its eighth year, the Core77 Design Awards continues to champion the principles of inclusivity, innovation, and excellence. Our annual collection of awarded projects have solidified the awards as a showcase of groundbreaking design over the years, granting awards to successful products such as the Nest Thermostat, the Biolite Stove, the Oculus Rift VR Headset and m...
Tags: Design, Core77 Design Awards, Montana State University, Joe Gebbia, Emily Pilloton, Benjamin Hubert Here, Suzy Snooze Suzy Snooze