Joe Gebbia is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership team. An entrepreneur from an early age, Airbnb’s groundbreaking service began in his San Francisco apartment and spread to 3,000,000 listings in over 191 countries, creating a new economy for thousands of people around the world. He is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the design aesthetic, and innovating future growth opportunities.
In 2016 Gebbia launched Samara, an innovation and design studio within Airbnb – tasked with considering the future of the home, sharing, travel, and trust. Made up of an interdisciplinary team of designers and engineers, the studio will further ideas and services that explore new areas of the Airbnb community, as life and technology continue to drive people together with increasing complexity and intimacy.