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The Biggest Tech Companies In The World

AIRBNB

Interesting Fact: Even though it’s the biggest accommodation provider in the world, Airbnb doesn’t own any actual real estate.


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CEO: Brian Chesky
Product: Peer-to-peer travel lodging platform
Founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia & Nathan Blecharczyk in August 2008
Employees: 3,100
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Market Cap: $31 billion

Much like most of the tech companies on this list, Airbnb launched a successful product years ago that has transformed an entire feature of the global economy. This time, though, it’s with the short-term lodging sector. With this peer-to-peer platform, users can stay in other people’s homes instead of a hotel or other type of accommodation. While Airbnb is planning on going public, the CEO just announced that it won’t be happening in 2018.


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