brian chesky

  • On Safety: A Word From Airbnb

    On Safety: A Word From Airbnb

    Brian Chesky is the CEO of Airbnb. In this guest article he discusses the recent Airbnb user safety incident we reported on earlier today. On June 22nd, we learned that the home of one of our San Francisco hosts was vandalized by an Airbnb guest. We were devastated when we received this news. With a single booking, one person’s malicious actions victimized our host and undermined what… Read More

  • Airbnb Has Arrived: Raising Mega-Round at a $1 Billion+ Valuation

    Airbnb Has Arrived: Raising Mega-Round at a $1 Billion+ Valuation

    According to several sources Airbnb is in the process of closing a whopper of a funding round: $100 million or more at a $1 billion-plus valuation. The round is being lead by Andreessen Horowitz, and includes participation from DST, say our sources. That’s a big increase from the company’s last funding round of $7.2 million, which included Sequoia Capital, Greylock, SV Angel… Read More

  • Airbnb Founder Eats His Own Dogfood, Goes 'Homeless' For Months

    Gotta respect startup founders who know how to really eat their own dogfood: Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky last week moved out of the 3 bedroom apartment that was the driving force behind the establishment of the company back in 2007 (and still serves as its main office), and will be ‘living on Airbnb’ until at least the end of the year. Chesky will be using Airbnb, which is… Read More