Press for Airbnb
Welcome to another edition of Starred, where we take you deep inside the inboxes of our favorite CEOs, entrepreneurs, and VCs. Think that first message Jack Dorsey ever sent to Biz Stone describing his crazy idea for a 140-character blogging platform--the emails you've had starred in your inbox for years, saved almost solely for nostalgia. Joining us today, Joe Gebbia, cofounder and chief product officer of Airbnb:
Airbnb is an online service that lets users arrange short-term rentals of their homes or apartments, serving as an alternative for those who prefer staying in a homelier environment than a hotel room. A survey recently sent to current hosts (those who make their homes available on the service) reveals that the company is exploring car sharing, supplanting the need for a hotel and a rental car.
Brian Chesky, co-founder and chief executive officer of San Francisco-based AirBnB will be a headline speaker at GigaOM RoadMap conference scheduled for November 10 in San Francisco where he’ll talk about the potential of the new people-to-people economy. He is joining a great group of luminaries such as Jack Dorsey of Twitter & Square who will be chatting with me and other members of GigaOM team on stage.
Airbnb is like couch-surfing, except you have to pay for your stay and you often get the entire place to yourself.
The online service connects global travelers with people who want to lease their homes or other residential spaces for a short period of time.