Airbnb Raises $117M in Equity and Debt Financing

According to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (read here), Airbnb, Inc., the San Francisco-based the world leader in travel rentals, has raised $117m in equity and debt financing.

Earlier this week, reports said that PayPal co-founder and Facebook investor Peter Thiel intended to invest approximately $150m in the company.

Founded in August of 2008 by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia e Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world (in more than 26,000 cities and 192 countries), online or from a mobile phone.
It also has offices in London, Paris, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Copenhagen, Moscow, Hamburg, Berlin, and Milan.
The company is backed by Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners.

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