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Nathan Blecharczyk

Nathan Blecharczyk is CTO of Airbnb.com. He is a co-founder of the company and was the only engineer during the first year after launch. Previously ... More »Nathan Blecharczyk is CTO of Airbnb.com. He is a co-founder of the company and was the only engineer during the first year after launch. Previously Nathan had worked at Batiq, OPNET Technologies, and Microsoft. Nathan graduated from Harvard College, where he studied computer science.

Disrupting Yesterday’s Disruptors: How Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Killing It

Our panelists Leah Busque (TaskRabbit), Nathan Blecharczyk (Airbnb), Brit Morin (Brit) and John Zimmer (Lyft) are part of the next generation of their respective verticals, and are slowly becoming the new establishment. As all establishment companies, they’re now vulnerable to disruption ...

Airbnb: More than a place to crash

Designing men: Airbnb founders (from left) Nathan Blecharczyk, Brian Chesky, and Joe Gebbia at the company's San Francisco headquarters FORTUNE -- The house-sharing website Airbnb lists 4,881 apartments for rent in Paris, but CEO Brian Chesky is paying a lot of attention to listings like ...

Airbnb co-founder: Firm could expand beyond lodgings

Co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk says Airbnb could partner with other companies, like Uber, or perhaps even launch a standalone service. Airbnb, the online service that matches travelers with homeowners or renters who want to share their homes for a period of time, might be expanding. ...

Airbnb's swank digs reflect growth, but controversy grows

Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle | Buy this photo Lorraine Rorke Bader makes about $2,000 a month renting a private... Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk (left), Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky meet in the room designed to look like the apartment in which the company was born. Photo: ...

Airbnb offices replicate rental listings

Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk (left), Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky in an office designed to look like the S.F. apartment where the company was born. Photo: Courtesy Airbnb Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk (left), Joe Gebbia and Brian... San Francisco's Interior Design Fair ...

Sporadic rentals seem OK, but our S.F. homes are no hotel

Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle | Buy this photo Lorraine Rorke Bader arranges an assortment of tourist information... Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky in the meeting room based on Gebbia and Chesky's original apartment on Rausch Street in San Francisco...

Airbnb to collect hotel taxes for San Francisco rentals

Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky in the meeting room based on Gebbia and Chesky's original apartment on Rausch Street in San Francisco, where the company was born. Photo: Courtesy Airbnb Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky ...

How 2 grads launched a super property rent site startup AirBnB; valued at $1.3 bn in 4 years

Gebbia and Chesky, along with Nathan Blecharczyk, are co-founders of AirBnB, an Internet service that allows property owners to rent out homes or spare rooms. The service, once considered a non-starter - why would people let strangers into their homes? - is now one of the world's hottest ...

Regulators can't curb social Web forever

Airbnb co-founders Nathan Blecharczyk (left), Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky have changed the balance of power in the accommodations industry by allowing someone with a spare room to create a peer-powered business. Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle / SF Airbnb co-founders Nathan ...

Airbnb Is Changing Travel Company of the Year Runner-Up

Calling All Couches: Nathan Blecharczyk (far left), Brian Chesky (middle), and Joe Gebbia's start-up Airbnb is like a Craigslist for the couch-surfing set. In many ways, Airbnb is the classic story of Silicon Valley: A clever product, a massive market, and--as one investor would later ...

New Capital Could Raise Airbnb Value To $10 Billion

Jim Wilson/The New York Times Airbnb’s founders, from left, Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky. Their start-up, along with the car-ride service Uber, is a centerpiece of what has become known as “the sharing economy,” in which consumers rent out their own homes or cars. ...

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Comes To London, 18-21 October

The Berlin conference was a roaring success, with an electric atmosphere, a sold-out attendance, a huge hackathon, fifteen startup launches and major speakers such as Box founder Aaron Levie, Airbnb’s Nathan Blecharczyk, AOL’s Tim Armstrong and European leaders such as Jens Begemann from ...

The Weekend Interview With Brian Chesky: The 'Sharing Economy' and Its Enemies

In early 2008, the two men added an engineer, Nathan Blecharczyk, and focused on South by Southwest, a media and music festival in Austin. They launched a lite version of the website for the gathering: no online payments, no reviews, no bookings, no search function...

Levie, Damelin, Rimer, Onur, Klein, Khan To Speak At TechCrunch #DisruptEurope

So far we have announced Nathan Blecharczyk (Airbnb), Oliver Samwer (Rocket Internet), Marco Boerries (Number4) and Sonali De Rycker (Accel London) for TechCrunch Disrupt Europe. Today we’re announcing the following amazing speakers: Aaron Levie, Box Aaron Levie co-founded Box with ...

Congratulations Crunchies, Winners! GitHub Wins Best Overall Startup

... Thiel – winner Founder of the Year (2011 winner: Jack Dorsey)Nathan Blecharczyk, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia (Airbnb)Kevin and Julia Hartz and Renaud Visage (Eventbrite)Elon Musk (SpaceX...

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom Takes “Founder Of The Year” At The 2012 Crunchies

Other nominees in this category included Nathan Blecharczyk, Brian Chesky, and Joe Gebbia from Airbnb; Kevin and Julia Hartz and Renaud Visage from Eventbrite; and Nir Zuk from Palo Alto Networks. jQuery(function() { jQuery("#tabs-crunchbase").tabs(); }); ...

Airbnb Hires Former Facebooker Mike Curtis As Its New VP Of Engineering

We spoke to Curtis about his new role at the company, as well as CTO and co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk to discuss the engineering team’s growth over the coming year. Blecharczyk said Curtis was going to be in charge of recruiting and building out Airbnb’s technology with an eye to ...

Airbnb funding round said to value company at more than $10 billion

Founded in 2008 by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb lets users rent out a couch, bedroom or house and makes money by charging a fee for each transaction. The company has listings in more than 34,000 cities, according to its website. We've upgraded our reader ...

Airbnb’s Brian Chesky And Sequoia’s Alfred Lin On The Importance Of Culture And Core Values To A Bus...

Founded by Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk, Y Combinator-incubated Airbnb was founded in 2008 as a marketplace to find a sofa to crash on or a room to rent for a short time. In fact, Sequoia led Airbnb’s seed round back in 2009. Flash forward five years, and the company has ...

ZOZI Acquires Real-Time Reservation System TripFlavor, Launches Booking And CRM Service For Activity...

The company raised funding from a number of angel investors, including Nathan Blecharczyk (co-founder Mark Leslie (founder, chairman and CEO of Veritas Software); and Ken Keller (co-founder of IGN Entertainment). “The large activities market has long been underserved ...

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