Airbnb IPO date?

Capital One / Eng cUwf34
Jan 7 18 Comments

Friend is coming on as new grad to Airbnb and she can pick her start month (posting for her because she has no Blind), she was thinking mid-August but is afraid of missing out on IPO. Is this a real concern or should she enjoy her summer? (Also she is curious what teams are the coolest/best there for when she does team matching)

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  • New / Eng
    NerfIndian

    New Eng

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    'friend'
    Jan 7 1
    • Capital One / Eng cUwf34
      OP
      I mean this site is already anonymous, so posing as my own friend seems a tad paranoid
      Jan 7
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Why would u wanna start before IPO? Starting after IPO makes the most sense since then the stock will be liquid.
    Jan 7 5
    • eBay winzip32
      Maybe you’ll get more shares at a lower price if you start early?
      Jan 7
    • Square / Eng SQ
      You can get more if you start earlier, depending on valuation and how IPO goes.

      Talk to the person who joined Dropbox a week before IPO. His TC jumped 1.5x from the IPO.
      Jan 7
    • Capital One / Eng cUwf34
      OP
      Are there not any benefits of starting before, like ability to buy into the IPO or anything?
      Jan 7
    • Square / Eng SQ
      If it's during a trading window you can buy. However, you shouldn't buy into the IPO since you'll be exposed so much. Effectively all your net worth will be in Airbnb - why double down incase it doesn't go well?
      Jan 7
    • eBay winzip32
      These are questions the friend should be asking their recruiter.

      Also, starting early is a good idea. What if the company/market has problems and they reneg? It’s a gamble to have more time off to travel or whatever. But then again you won’t get much vacation for the rest of your life so the time off might be worth theism.
      Jan 7
  • Pinterest dhevtxhs
    Is it in 2019? I heard IPO is planned in 2020
    Jan 7 0
  • Capital One / Eng cUwf34
    OP
    I guess her (and my) concern revolves around us not understanding how this works from an internal perspective. She gets a set number of RSU’s so the IPO won’t affect that, but we thought maybe insiders were given the opportunity to buy into the IPO at a discounted rate or something, or have some benefit from being in the company at that time. If not, then clearly she might as well wait until August
    Jan 7 0
  • Gusto yesyesy
    Recruiters told me probably this July when I was interviewing
    Jan 7 5
    • Capital One / Eng cUwf34
      OP
      I saw online theyll be “IPO ready” by end of June, you really think they’ll do it that quickly after?
      Jan 7
    • Gusto yesyesy
      Who knows
      Jan 7
    • Airbnb / Other
      unemployd

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      Sup
      unemploydmore
      No.
      Jan 7
    • Capital One / Eng cUwf34
      OP
      Any idea when? @unemployd
      Jan 7
    • Airbnb / Other
      unemployd

      Airbnb Other

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      Sup
      unemploydmore
      Yes. Can I share? No.
      Jan 8
  • Pinterest JCPenny
    Is she going to ring the bell at nasdaq ?
    Jan 7 0
  • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
    After IPO anyone will be able to buy, you don't have to work for the company to buy. That's the whole point of it.
    Jan 7 0