Airbnb is one of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley. In 2007, Airbnb's founders Joe and Brian were living in San Francisco and knew that a big design conference was coming to town. Since most hotel rooms were booked out, Joe and Brian decided to put an air mattress in their living room and rent it out to visitors coming to the conference.
The experience was great for Brian and Joe (who made money) as well as for their guests who found a place to stay. Brian, Joe and their friend Nathan soon turned this simple idea into a fast-growing company. Apartment owners can list their entire apartment or even just a single room or couchspace on Airbnb and can rent it out to visitors. Airbnb now operates in over 33,000 cities and 192 countries and has changed the way people travel.
To fuel its growth, Airbnb is constantly hiring talented people. Airbnb is especially keen on creating a excellent customer experience for its users, so the team spends a lot of time and energy hiring customer support staff for across the US, Asia and Europe.
Airbnb's culture is innovative and focused on creating truly special experiences for each user.