Airbnb

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Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent lodging.[2] It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries.[3][4][5] Founded in August 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company is privately owned and operated by Airbnb, Inc.[6]

As of July 2011, the company had raised US$119.8 million in venture funding from Y Combinator, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global Solutions, General Catalyst Partners[7] and undisclosed amounts from Youniversity Ventures partners Jawed Karim, Keith Rabois, and Kevin Hartz,[8] and from A Grade Investments partners Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary.

In April 2014, the company closed on an investment of $450 million by TPG Capital at a valuation of approximately $10 billion.[9]

As of March 2015, Airbnb is raising a new round of funding that will place the company at a $20 billion valuation.[10]


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