2015-10-14

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky: We Want to Be Regulated (video)



Airbnb CEO: We Want to Be Regulated (video above) - Oct. 13, 2015 -- Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky discusses the success of the company and hotel regulations. He speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›."

Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent lodging, often referred to as part of the "sharing economy." It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries. CEO: Brian Chesky; Founded: August 2008, San Francisco, CA.  The company is privately owned and has achieved "unicorn" and "decacorn" status (total valuations of more than one billion dollars, and ten billion dollars, respectively). 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 and undisclosed amounts from Youniversity Ventures partners Jawed Karim, Keith Rabois and Kevin Hartz, 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. As of March 2015, Airbnb is raising a new round of funding that will place the company at a $20 billion valuation. (Source: Wikipedia)

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