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Joe Gebbia        

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Airbnb

As a designer, entrepreneur, and the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Airbnb, Joe helped redesign the way the world travels and people connect.

When Joe Gebbia first envisioned Airbnb in his living room in 2007, his motivation was simple: to pay his rent. Starting as a simple room-sharing service, Joe and co-founders Brian Chesky and Nathan Blecharczyk turned Airbnb into a major disruptive force for the hospitality industry, creating a new economy for millions of people in 190 countries around the world.

Gebbia serves as a part-time design partner at Y Combinator, the prestigious startup incubator that helped launch Airbnb. He earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he now serves on the institution's Board of Trustees. He plays a leading role in shaping Airbnb’s future innovation, distinctive culture, and design aesthetic, and through his work, seeks to expand the richness of human connection in the world.


Airbnb On Building A Global Company | TechCrunch
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Airbnb founders will be worth $1.5 billion each - Business Insider
Mar 21, 2014 ... Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia are all in their early 30s. And each of them will soon be worth more than $1 billion, Forbes ...
Q&A: Joe Gebbia, co-founder and chief product officer, Airbnb ...
Jun 10, 2013 ... Airbnb is a marketplace for people to list rooms in their homes to rent out to others, set up by Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky and Nathan ...
New Capital Could Raise Airbnb Value To $10 Billion -
Mar 20, 2014 ... Airbnb's founders, from left, Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky. ... But Airbnb, a centerpiece of what has become known as “the ...
AirBNB co-founder Joe Gebbia interview - Travel - GQ.COM (UK)
Jul 4, 2013 ... Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia on the success of the room-rental service, the firm's New York legal battle, and his business advice.
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Airbnb Cofounders To Become First Sharing Economy Billionaires ...
... to become billionaires. Cofounders Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia will all maintain personal stakes of just over 15% of the company [...]
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