This is the Airbnb pitch deck to raise their $600k seed round.
It is fairly basic, but it gets the point across. It took them a looooong time to raise. They also had NO idea what they were doing. They changed their market size from an ‘m’ to a ‘b’ as Sam Altman told them that’s what investors wanted to hear. So don’t think this deck is here to teach you anything!
Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique spaces around the world through mobile phones or the internet. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, with over 2M listings in 34K cities and 192 countries.
With a growing community of users, Airbnb also provides an easy way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
Founded in August 2008, Airbnb has acquired several of its competitors, including Accoleo, CrashPadder, NabeWise, and Localmind.
Airbnb was founded in August 2008 by Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.
|Date||Amount / Round||Valuation||Lead Investor||Investors|
|Mar, 2017||$447.8M / Series F||—||4|
|Sep, 2016||$555.46M / Series F||—||5|
|Jun, 2016||$1B / Debt Financing||—||JP Morgan Chase & Co.||4|
|Nov, 2015||$100M / Private Equity||—||FirstMark Capital||1|
|Jun, 2015||$1.5B / Series E||—||14|
|Apr, 2014||$475M / Series D||$10B||—||6|
|Oct, 2013||$200M / Series C||—||Founders Fund||5|
|Jul, 2011||$112M / Series B||—||Andreessen Horowitz||8|
|Nov, 2010||$7.2M / Series A||—||Greylock Partners||8|
|Apr, 2009||$600k / Seed||—||Sequoia Capital||2|
|Jan, 2009||$20k / Seed||—||Y Combinator||1|