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Company Overview of Airbnb, Inc.
Airbnb, Inc. operates an online community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations worldwide online or from a mobile phone. The company allows people to rent out their extra space and showcase it to audience. Airbnb, Inc. was formerly known as AirBed & Breakfast, Inc. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California.
888 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Founded in 2008
Key Executives for Airbnb, Inc.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Head of Global Hospitality
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.
Airbnb, Inc. Key Developments
Airbnb Announces New App for Apple Watch
Sep 3 15
Airbnb announced their new app for Apple Watch. Traveling is the ultimate on-the-go activity, and Airbnb’s new Apple Watch app makes it simple for hosts and guests to manage a new or upcoming trip and communicate with each other instantaneously. The new app for Apple Watch features Airbnb messaging, which is frequently used between hosts and guests before, during, or after a stay, and provides another reliable, efficient way to offer hospitality throughout a trip. Working in tandem with Airbnb’s current integration in Passbook for Apple Watch, hosts and travelers can use the Airbnb app to interact with one another without interruption. Hosts with an Apple Watch can receive a new booking request right on their wrists, complete with the traveler’s name and photo, requested dates, a personal message from them, and decide whether to accept or decline on the spot. Hosts can initiate and respond to messages, as well as create and save quick, pre-recorded responses to help maintain a healthy response rate. Rather than pack a computer or stay glued to a mobile device, travelers visiting new or familiar cities now have the ability to keep an ongoing conversation with their host, ask questions, or respond to incoming messages directly on Apple Watch straight from the app. Travelers using Passbook still have access to Airbnb for receiving alert notifications of upcoming reservations and accessing relevant information about their booking.
Airbnb Names Chris Lehane as Head of Global Policy and Government Affairs
Aug 27 15
Chris Lehane, a lawyer and political consultant who previously worked for Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential campaign and as Vice President Al Gore's press secretary, has joined Airbnb as head of global policy and government affairs. Lehane also spent many years in private practice, representing clients ranging from AT&T and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Airbnb Appoints Nicola D'Elia as General Manager for Middle East & Africa
Jul 27 15
Airbnb has appointed Nicola D'Elia as General Manager for Middle East & Africa. Previously, Nicola was responsible for Facebook's growth and partnerships in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. D'Elia will build out a team to accelerate Airbnb's growth in the region.
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