Airbnb’s widely rumored $475 million funding round is now official: The company confirmed the raise in a public SEC filing today.
Named within the filing are previous investors Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital and Jeff Jordan of Andreessen Horowitz. No investors from TPG, the previously reported leader of the round, were mentioned. VentureBeat has reached out to all three firms involved for further comment on the matter.
Founded in 2008, Airbnb has faced numerous legal battles in recent years. The city of Barcelona, for example, slapped Airbnb with a $40,000 fine last month for “illegal” rentals. The company has faced somewhat similar scrutiny in New York and San Francisco.
Airbnb also recently revamped its image with a controversial new logo and a redesigned experience on mobile and Web.
The new capital, raised in April, brings Airbnb’s total funding to $801 million. Prior to this round, Airbnb had raised $326 million over the course of five years.
Here’s the SEC filing, in full:
Jordan Novet contributed to this report.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. Whether the available space is a ca... read more »
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