In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses why he believes Airbnb will struggle to compete in Asia. He cites the following reasons: (1) Airbnb’s business model is not well-suited for the Asian market, (2) Airbnb faces stiff competition from local rivals, and (3) Airbnb’s valuation is too high.
Airbnb is heading for its IPO. Their numbers are public and it’s pretty much what we expected. Airbnb is a simple marketplace platform that is growing and close to operating profitability (pre-Covid). And lots of people are having fun doing valuations this week. If you’re curious, here is NYU valuation professor Aswath Damodaran’s valuation. His […]