Bengaluru: Airbnb, the online marketplace for home stays and vacation rentals, has opened a technology hub in Bengaluru. The company is hiring a few hundred skilled professionals to begin with.
“India is an incredibly important market for Airbnb. The opening of this technology hub will further our ongoing investment in the nation and is testament to our long-term vision for growing our business locally into the future,” said Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Airbnb.
He said they are excited to be forging a deeper connection with Bengaluru, given the city is increasingly attracting and nurturing top technology talent. “The tech hub we’re announcing today will bolster our ability to serve our global community, while also providing fresh opportunities for talented local engineers and tech specialists,” he said.
Ari Balogh, Airbnb’s CTO, said the new Bengaluru hub “will enable us to work with some of the brightest tech talent in India while allowing Airbnb to continue to evolve our technical foundations and build truly exceptional experiences for guests and hosts on the platform.”