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Airbnb proposes new perk for hosts: A stake in the company

Denver Business Journal

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has long said the decade-old company would be nothing without its hosts. Now, the home-sharing giant is looking to offer them a stake in the fast-growing company. Airbnb Inc. sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission asking it to revise rules that govern shareholder eligibility. The request was in response to a SEC inquiry over the summer about the potential to offer equity to contract workers.