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Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO

December 3, 2020

Airbnb’s IPO marks a milestone in the travel industry and consumer internet as a whole. By redefining traveler expectations and establishing a new type of lodging, Airbnb built the second-most valuable travel company in the world in just a decade. Its example as a “sharing economy” company catalyzed a generation of venture-backed companies.

For us at Transparent, Airbnb serve as a lodestar. Our mission is to establish the data source of record for short-term rentals, so making sense of its business has been a motivation over the past five years.

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