V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Airbnb History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Airbnb?

Airbnb was founded by Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky, and Nathan Blecharczy.

When did Airbnb purchase its domain name?

Airbnb purchased the airbedandbreakfast.com domain name in September 2007 and the airbnb.com domain name in August 2008.

When did design and development efforts start at Airbnb?

Airbnb started design and development efforts in September 2007.

When did Airbnb launch publicly?

Airbnb launched in open beta in September 2007.

When was Airbnb incorporated?

Airbnb incorporated as Airbed & Breakfast Inc. in June 2008 and amended its name to Airbnb Inc. in November 2010.

How much venture capital did Airbnb raise?

Airbnb raised $5.4 billion USD in 16 funding rounds. 

When did Airbnb go public?

Airbnb started trading on the NASDAQ in December 2020.

Where was Airbnb headquartered?

Airbnb was/is headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Airbnb?

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What was the version 1 of Airbnb like?

SEP 2007

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Airbnb?

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What were some of the extra materials about Airbnb?

Articles of Incorporation.pdf

2008 JUN Articles of Incorporation

2010 OCT Brian Chesky at  Startup School (Part 1 of 2)

2010 OCT Brian Chesky at  Startup School (Part 2 of 2)

2015 NOV Brian Chesky on Launching Airbnb

Form S-1.pdf

2020 NOV Form S-1