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A‌i‌r‌b‌n‌b‌,‌ ‌I‌n‌c‌.‌ is a privately held global company headquartered in San Francisco that operates an online marketplace and hospitality service which is accessible via its websites and mobile apps. As a broker, it receives commissions from every booking

Min. Investment



$4.8B in 2019

Leading Investors

Tiger Global, Blackstone, TPG, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia

Closing Date

August 11, 2020

Airbnb - Competitors

  • Summary
  • Uber
  • Sidecar
  • Curb

The ridesharing phenomena is only a couple of years old, but Lyft has already positioned itself as one of the top two players in the U.S. and has plans to continue its rapid expansion.

Addressing the competition, Zimmer says, “We led the peer-to-peer ride space - and there is a big difference between the community experience and what our competitors are doing.”