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We've had a condo listed on Airbnb for almost 2 years now, and last week I received an e-mail stating that we are eligible to put our names into a pot to possibly have access to some shares of the IPO that are being reserved for hosts. I checked around to confirm that Airbnb is, in fact, planning to offer some shares directly to hosts.

Our condo did well before the pandemic and has done incredibly well during the pandemic. I'm not always crazy about how Airbnb does things, but they certainly have the name recognition and our unit gets a lot of traffic through them.

Has anyone here purchased shares during an IPO? What was your experience? What do you look for since it seems that few companies are actually profitable at the time of their IPO? What other questions should I be asking? What other thoughts do people have, regardless of experience with an IPO?

Thanks for sharing.

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