Abstract: in 7 years, Airbnb, a small company that no one wants to invest in, grew into an entrepreneur with a valuation of $25 billion 500 million.
raised $1 billion 500 million, the company’s valuation of $25 billion 500 million, after the end of the month in the latest round of financing, Airbnb growth for the world’s third largest companies, after Uber and millet.
today, the online rental service has moved into 40 thousand cities in 160 countries, with more than 1 million rooms. This number exceeds any of the global hotel chains including Marriott, Hilton, starwood.
however, when 7 years ago, Airbnb began, "rent their home sleeping room" is not a popular idea: even the best Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator recommendation, Airbnb still rejected all kinds of risk investment institutions, including Twitter, Foursquare, Kickstarter support such uncertainty project famous science and technology investor Fred Wilson; even the founder of recruit designers also made no secret of his question, said that he hoped the company has other projects in preparation.
In the early days of
, Airbnb’s main revenue was selling oatmeal
reviews the early development history of Airbnb’s rental rental service, and you’ll find that it’s completely out of style now, and is very honest about the origin and name of the product.
Airbnb from the earliest founder Blaine · Cheski (Brian Chesky) and Joe · Gebiya (Joe Gebbia) can not afford to pay the rent. In order to share the rent, the two young designers placed three mattresses in the living room for rent and provided breakfast for the tenant, $80 per night. The service is also officially named AirbedandBreakfast (air bed and breakfast), which is the end of 2007.
The early development history of
, this sounds like another cheap service for Couchsurfing sharing the sofa for travelers, not the Airbnb now full of design and elegant listings.
‘s first appearance was in 2008, when Airbnb grabbed the opportunity to perform large-scale offline activities.
AirbedandBreakfast first launched its product at the SXSW in March 2008, when it came down to the big U. S. president