Articles tagged “ipos”

Airbnb Escalates House Party Crackdown a Week After Filing for an IPO

Airbnb Escalates House Party Crackdown a Week After Filing for an IPO

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb looks to be cleaning up some overhangs before its anticipated initial public offering, including being fairly aggressive about promoting its crackdown on wayward house parties in its rentals. In case investors ask about the issue, Airbnb has an answer.

2 months ago

Airbnb Files Paperwork for Its Long-Awaited IPO

Airbnb Files Paperwork for Its Long-Awaited IPO

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The next chapter in the Airbnb story began today. There will be a lot more drama to come.

2 months ago

7 Vexing Questions About an Airbnb IPO

7 Vexing Questions About an Airbnb IPO

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If the future of travel will tilt toward non-urban destinations, which are not Airbnb's strength, its stock market registration papers will have to show how the company is addressing that weakness.

2 months ago

Airbnb Shakes Up Hosting Management While Resuming Plans to Go Public

Airbnb Shakes Up Hosting Management While Resuming Plans to Go Public

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Tapping one person to head "hosting" for both homes and experiences isn't the most savvy of moves. Airbnb has a ton of work to do to mend relations with alienated home rental hosts. Experience hosting is likewise complex — and a very different animal.

3 months ago

Airbnb CEO to Tech Platform Peers: Clean Up Your Own Content or the Government Will

Airbnb CEO to Tech Platform Peers: Clean Up Your Own Content or the Government Will

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The proverbial handwriting is on the wall for Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Tripadvisor, and Yelp, among others. The regulators are coming! The regulators are coming!

4 months ago

Will Airbnb Flip the Initial Public Offering Playbook Yet Again?

Will Airbnb Flip the Initial Public Offering Playbook Yet Again?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In this tragic and topsy-turvy year, market conditions can change before the end of this sentence. As of this writing, Airbnb seemingly has a path to go public at a valuation that it can likely live with.

5 months ago

Airbnb Mulls Cash Infusion From New Investors, Explained

Airbnb Mulls Cash Infusion From New Investors, Explained

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Many of Airbnb's previous funding rounds were oversubscribed. But if Airbnb indeed taps new venture capital funding, it won't have trouble finding benefactors. Still, the company's valuation will be considerably lower than the prior $31 billion.

7 months ago

Is Airbnb’s Stock Market Debut in 2020 Still On Track?

Is Airbnb’s Stock Market Debut in 2020 Still On Track?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sporting some red ink in its financial results doesn't spell doom and gloom for Airbnb's prospects of going public in 2020. On the other hand, the question for employees and investors becomes — at what valuation?

9 months ago

Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's all about its anticipated public offering at Airbnb these days. Shore up the plethora of safety issues, make peace with regulators, and bring in seasoned operational executives that the Wall Street crowd will look favorably upon. Was Belinda Johnson a casualty in that push?

11 months ago

Oyo CEO Claims Backer SoftBank Isn’t Trying to Sway Its Hotel Strategy

Oyo CEO Claims Backer SoftBank Isn’t Trying to Sway Its Hotel Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

WeWork's implosion is putting pressure on all of SoftBank's investments, Oyo included. If it's not changing course already, the budget hotel chain may soon have to decide whether, as CEO Ritesh Agarwal put it, to grow fast or grow right.

12 months ago

Airbnb Finally Embraces Verified Listings After Halloween Deaths

Airbnb Finally Embraces Verified Listings After Halloween Deaths

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airbnb has avoided these policies under the guise of being just a platform, much like the rest of the tech platform companies. We just hope at some point that tragedies are not the only way to propel change that lots of stakeholders have been asking for all along.

12 months ago

Airbnb Attempts to Ban Party Houses After Multiple Deaths in California Shooting

Airbnb Attempts to Ban Party Houses After Multiple Deaths in California Shooting

Dennis Schaal, Skift

House parties and out-of-control guests are the scourge of Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms. The industry has to fix this — fast.

12 months ago