Airbnb Cut Workforce: what can we learn?

Jun Gao
1 min readMay 6, 2020

Q: what are the costs and revenue of Airbnb look like?

A: Its total costs rose to $5.3 billion last year, from $2.6 billion in 2017, outstripping an 85% increase in revenue over the same period, to $4.8 billion from $2.6 billion

Q: Airbnb borrowed a 5-year loan with interest rate = 7.5/10% + libor. Why is the interest rate that high?

A: That seems unreasonabl high. That is all I can say.

Q: Who wants to push Airbnb to go public?

A: CEO is under pressure from employees to go public.