Airbnb OpenAir Summit 2014
Airbnb is hosting the OpenAir summit at its headquarters on Thursday, April 24 at 2 p.m. PT. The agenda includes panels on pricing, scaling, and marketplace matchmaking--as well as conversations with venture capitalists Ben Horowitz and Paul Graham. Join Fast Company's Alice Truong for live updates from the event.
As one of the driving forces of the sharing economy, Airbnb has flipped the hotel industry on its head. With low overhead and rapid growth, the San Francisco startup is reportedly worth $10 billion after a fresh round of fundraising closed last week.
Airbnb has encountered its share of obstacles as it transforms the hospitality industry. New York City considers the service illegal because of restrictions on short-term rentals. Occasionally, rented apartments host orgies or get ransacked. Some cities are also demanding Airbnb hosts pay hotel taxes.
Bringing together different players in the sharing economy, including Uber and Homejoy, Airbnb is hosting the OpenAir summit at its headquarters on Thursday at 2 p.m. PT. The agenda includes panels on pricing, scaling, and marketplace matchmaking--as well as conversations with venture capitalists Ben Horowitz and Paul Graham. Join Fast Company's Alice Truong for live updates.
Airbnb's vice president of engineering Mike Curtis, left, and Ben Horowitz, general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz