Brian Chesky

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Airbnb prompts wave of like-minded start-ups

2:01AM | Thursday, 21 February

A number of new start-ups have likened themselves to US-based company Airbnb, the leader in travel rentals, which has booked more than 10 million nights of accommodation worldwide.

Five top business ideas that made millions

3:38AM | Thursday, 14 March

According to Paul Graham, investor and founder of Y Combinator, the best way to get a winning business idea is to not think of any. Instead, you should be looking at which problems you can solve.

Melbourne Cup: The overseas raiders hoping to storm the start-up business field

3:08AM | Monday, 11 March

Veteran racehorse trainer Bart Cummings accused the Victoria Racing Club of “pandering to the internationals” for tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup, but what of the overseas start-ups jostling for position with budding Australian business thoroughbreds?

Airbnb sinks its teeth into local market after opening Sydney office

3:09AM | Tuesday, 12 March

US-based home rental service Airbnb has highlighted the growth of Australia’s tourism industry, after announcing plans to open an office in Sydney and recruit local talent to drive the brand.

Airbnb snaps up photoblogging site to fuel mobile expansion

7:19AM | Wednesday, 25 July

US-based accommodation website Airbnb has “acqui-hired” Y Combinator start-up DailyBooth for an undisclosed sum, in what is believed to be Airbnb’s first acquisition.

Airbnb robbery incident prompts PR warning

8:36AM | Tuesday, 2 August

US-based accommodation site Airbnb will offer a $50,000 insurance guarantee to its users after its poor handling of a trashed home, providing a valuable lesson for start-ups on effective PR.

Airbnb to launch Australian site as Ashton Kutcher buys in

6:49PM | Sunday, 5 June

Local tech entrepreneur Matthew Ho has become the first Australia-based hire of travel web service Airbnb as the US-based parent company reportedly prepares to close a $100 million funding round, and US actor Ashton Kutcher invests a "significant amount" in the business.

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