“The world thought we were crazy”
_ Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia
The growth in the rental industry as a whole in the last decade, spurred in no small part by the recession of 2008, is evidenced by Airbnb achieving its 10th anniversary in 2018.
Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb.
When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000.
In the years since, the marketplace Airbnb created has radically transformed the rental landscape in cities, created an entirely new hospitality market and surged to a valuation of roughly $31 billion.
As it prepares for an initial public offering in 2019, it’s worth a look back on how far the company has come, and how its founders’ vision for a new type of way to…click here for more.