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Joe Gebbia

Co-Founder of Airbnb and Chairman of

Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of Airbnb and serves as Chairman of Samara and Joe leads Samara, Airbnb’s future-orientated product development team, and is the Chairman of, a new, independently operated 501(c)3. As a community-powered non-profit, helps to connect those in crisis with places for them to stay as part of our emergency response efforts related to natural disasters, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joe began his life as an artist and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design, and currently serves on the RISD Board of Trustees. Joe is an host and signatory to the Giving Pledge.

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