Airbnb Raises $450M


Airbnb has raised $450 million in financing, which translates into a $10 billion valuation for the home-sharing marketplace. The investment was led by private equity firm TPG. The Wall Street Journal’s Mike Spector, Douglas Macmillan, and Evelyn M. Rusli reported the funding. 

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