Popular online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb closes $1, 000, 000,000.00 round at $ 31, 000, 000, 000.00 valuation and becomes profitable in 2016.
A source close to the company told a news channel that the round was confirmed in a SEC filing that dropped on Thursday. It is now estimated approximately at $31 Billion.
Airbnb had turned profitable in the second half of the year 2016 and expects that it will be profitable in 2017 too. Airbnb has so far raised about $3.4 billion in total funding across all its rounds.
In November 2016, Airbnb had launched Trips, which gives you beyond the experience facilities like bookable local experiences, insider recommendations, and social meet ups. Trips were initially launched in 12 global cities including in India. At the end of the year, 39 more will be added to its list.
Music experience is an add on to Trips that lets users attend intimate concerts or one can even produce or perform their own music. The press release has stated: “Open to travelers and locals, they can use Airbnb to engage with local music scenes in an authentic way.”