Joe Gebbia

Co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, designer Joe Gebbia changed the way people travel and interact with strangers with his peer-to-peer home-rental startup.

Joe Gebbia is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive staff. An entrepreneur from an early age, Airbnb's groundbreaking service began in his San Francisco apartment and spread to 2 000 000 listings in over 191 countries, creating a new economy for thousands of people around the world. He is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the design aesthetic, and innovating future growth opportunities. Most recently, Gebbia launched Samara, an innovation and design studio within Airbnb. Made up of an interdisciplinary team of designers and engineers, the studio will further ideas and build advanced services that explore new areas of the Airbnb community.

Gebbia has spoken globally about both entrepreneurship and design, and received numerous distinctions such as the Inc 30 under 30 and Fortune 40 under 40. His lifelong appreciation for art and design led him to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design. Gebbia now serves on the institution's Board of Trustees.