Beijing time on October 20th morning news, according to foreign media reports, informed sources, co-founder of PayPal Facebook, the first outside investor Peter · Purcell (Peter Thiel); is $2 billion 500 million valuation, to vacation house rental site Airbnb investment of about $150 million.
but informed sources did not disclose details of the transaction investment.
if the news is true, Airbnb will become one of Silicon Valley’s highest valuation Private Held Company. It is worth mentioning that, at this time from the site was founded only 4 years.
technology blog TechCrunch reported last month, Airbnb has been on this round of large-scale financing linked to investors. Purcell shares provide an important endorsement to the site.
, however, Airbnb also faces some regulatory hurdles. For example, the New York government does not allow residents to rent apartments, rental housing alone. The government of San Francisco insisted that Airbnb lessors pay the hotel tax rate.
last year, the company valued at more than $1 billion from the Anderson – Fund (Andreessen Horowitz) and General Catalyst Partners received $110 million investment.
As the director of Facebook
, in August this year because Purcell sold $400 million in stock Facebook wide concern.
Airbnb and Purcell spokesman declined to comment. (Si Yuan)