Stripe and Airbnb good pre-ipo bets?

Uber noJt67
Sep 19 11 Comments

I am thinking about applying to stripe and Airbnb and was wondering if current employees think its still a good choice?

Do you guys think the IPO will happen soon (< 1 year)?
Do you think they will be overvalued at IPO and thus have a correction?

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TOP 11 Comments
  • LinkedIn 10xEng
    I've heard that Airbnb's last funding round overvalued future growth. And the growth has actually slowed down or plateaued, if that's true then there is a downside to joining now. This is speculation. We will only find out once they file SEC report.

    Also I've heard that new hires are joining at 2018 valuation, which valued the company at $38 billion instead of $31 billion 2016 round .

    Maybe someone from Airbnb can shed some light on this.
    Sep 19 5
    • Stripe hiUV25
      It would be weird to use an old valuation when a newer one exists.
      Sep 19
    • LinkedIn 10xEng
      Pointing it out because internal valuation round was not publicly disclosed.
      Sep 19
    • Stripe hiUV25
      Sorry that was snarky. What’s an internal valuation round?
      Sep 19
    • LinkedIn 10xEng
      I don't have first hand knowledge on it but I think Hotels tonight was acquired in a stock deal and at that time they were offered stocks at $38 billion even when they didn't raise new capital.
      Sep 19
    • Uber noJt67
      OP
      Sounds like you got some insider info there bud.
      Sep 19
  • Stripe hiUV25
    Airbnb announced their intention to IPO in 2020 today. Stripe has repeatedly said they have no plans to go public right now.
    Sep 19 1
    • Uber noJt67
      OP
      Nice just saw that too. I wonder if there will be a correction when they IPO though and what price they’ll IPO at
      Sep 19
  • Wayfair oim8y
    I think Airbnb is solid as there is little regulation against rental arbitrage which obviously makes Airbnb a crap ton of money. I don’t know enough about stripe though
    Sep 19 1
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  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Airbnb solid, already making money
    Sep 19 0