Jeff Bezos Double Dips On His Airbnb Play

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Jeff Bezos made an early bet on the short-term rental platform Airbnb Inc during the company’s Series B round in 2011, nearly a decade before its initial public offering 

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His investment came long before the now popular accommodations marketplace was a household name and a common term used to describe virtually any short-term rental 

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It’s unclear exactly how much Bezos profited off his pre-IPO investment in Airbnb, but it’s clear that the billionaire investor had incredible foresight as to where the vacation rental market was headed 

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More recently, Bezos’ investment activity suggests that he’s looking to profit from the other side of the vacation rental business – the real estate investments 

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Bezos was one of several high-profile investors to participate in Arrived Homes’ seed round in 2021. Arrived Homes is a real estate investment platform that allows retail investors to become fractional owners of single-family rental properties with an investment of $100 to $10,000 

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