Spoiler: It’s not rainbow and glitter 🦄.
And since it’s disrupting both the travel and the hotel industry with its sharing economy claims, it’s no wonder that the company is valued at $25.5 billion, and has been increasing the revenue yearly, finishing 2015 with around $900MM.
There are over 2 000 000 listings in 34 000 cities and 191 countries and the list of both accommodation and users just keeps on growing. But what is this particular unicorn made of?
The cogs that turned the travel industry on its head
Now, here’s the thing about Airbnb. As you may have noticed, it’s humongous. It’s a huge ass platform with a sleek interface on top and sprinkled with some butter-smooth animations. And let’s not forget the additional features like support for smart locks, and whatever they have in store for today’s big reveal.
And it’s still pretty huge. Just look at that back end!
Apps, hosts and travelers
That’s a whole lot of man-days
Are you ready to take on the challenge?