Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky and Airbnb growth lead Gustaf Alstromer join Y Combinator

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Spread the loveTweet Y Combinator is officially adding three new team members to its roster this morning. Gustaf Alstromer, formerly product leader of Airbnb’s growth team, is joining YC as a…


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With $13.5M in new funds, Pillow partners with building owners to make rentals Airbnb-friendly

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Spread the loveTweet Short-term rental management startup Pillow has raised $13.5 million in new funding, and is launching a new product to provide more transparency to apartment owners when renters make…


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Airbnb Tries to Behave More Like a Hotel

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Spread the loveTweet Airbnb — the sharing-economy start-up born with a crash-on-my-couch informality — is now trying to professionalize its more than two million “hosts” around the world. Continue reading…


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Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals

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Spread the loveTweet There’s good news for Airbnb in Japan where the government has approved legislation that legalizes its service, and others like it, in the country. The law, which…


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Airbnb makes good on its promise to house the displaced

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Spread the loveTweet The goal remains lofty: Airbnb wants to house 100,000 people in the space of 5 years. That’s no mean feat, but the company has at least some…


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The Women in Tech Group That’s All About Action

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Ne-Yo to Sponsor Kids Summer Coding Camp for Underrepresented Youth

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Airbnb Hosts More Likely to Reject the Disabled, a Study Finds

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Spread the loveTweet Hosts granted preapproval to 75 percent of travelers who made no mention of a disability, according to the study. That rate fell to 61 percent for those…


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Airbnb is running its own internal university to teach data science

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Spread the loveTweet Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every company has…


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Airbnb’s San Francisco Deal Puts Storyline Over Bottom Line

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Spread the loveTweet Airbnb is trying to change the narrative. For so long, the nearly nine-year-old home-sharing platform pushed for growth by barging into new markets and new cities around…


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