From the email (I know not everyone seems to get their emails)
Hosts like you are a foundation of our company, and we’re deeply grateful for the community you have built over the last 13 years.
As you may know, Airbnb has taken steps towards becoming a publicly traded company. We’ve heard from Hosts who are interested in purchasing shares as part of our proposed IPO, and we’re writing to tell you that we plan to offer a Directed Share Program. This means we intend to reserve a portion of Airbnb shares for eligible hosts to purchase at the initial public offering price at the time of our proposed IPO.
This is a complicated process, so we’ve provided more information about the eligibility criteria, and answered some frequently asked questions, here .
The program will be administered by a broker-dealer, not by Airbnb. And in the coming weeks, program capacity permitting, the Administrator will send an email with more information directly to eligible Hosts who are interested.
If you’re interested in learning about the Directed Share Program, complete this form to pre-register by Friday, November 20, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Here are some important details:
** The number of shares available at the IPO price is limited. Receiving this message and completing the form is only the first step in the process and does not guarantee that you will be able to participate.*
** If more Hosts express an interest in participating than the program is able to accommodate, eligible Hosts may be invited to register by the Administrator based on tenure, as determined by the year they first hosted on Airbnb. Registration will be available on a first come, first served basis, by invitation from the Administrator.*
** When the program reaches capacity, registration with the Administrator will be closed. If this occurs before you complete the registration steps you will not be able to participate.*
** Program capacity permitting, Hosts who complete the above form will receive information about the program directly from the Administrator in the coming weeks. By submitting the form, you consent to us sharing your responses with the Administrator.*
** We expect that there will be a minimum purchase amount of at least $300 in addition to a maximum purchase amount. We may further limit the amount any one Host can purchase depending on total demand for the program and Airbnb’s initial public offering price.*
** There are certain regulatory and other requirements that may restrict the ability of a Host to participate in the program. Hosts must be United States residents to be eligible.*
Completing the form now doesn’t obligate you to purchase shares, but if you don’t complete it by Friday, November 20, 2020 , you won’t be able to participate and will not receive any more information related to the program.
Thanks for opening up your world to the Airbnb community. We’re inspired by your passion and generosity every day.
The Airbnb Team