As a platform committed to serving a global community and a diverse range of stakeholders, Airbnb continually looks for ways to invest in countries and communities around the world, as well as create opportunities for locals.
Airbnb is also focused on continuing to build an even more diverse workforce that draws on global perspectives and taps into strong talent pools across the globe that help fuel our efforts to keep innovating.
As part of these efforts, the company is pleased to announce fresh investment in India through the impending opening of a new technology hub in Bengaluru – a city that has become one of the world’s biggest technology capitals.
“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. We’re incredibly 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.”
Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Airbnb.
Airbnb’s Bengaluru technology hub will aim to create local, skilled jobs, with plans for the center to cater to a few hundred people in the initial phases, followed by an expanded footprint in the future.
Ari Balogh, Airbnb’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “Our 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.”
Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, said: “We’re committed to working with government and other stakeholders to drive economic growth in India and help build more resilient communities, both through tourism and direct investment.
“The opening of this new technology hub will provide jobs and career growth for talented locals, while also contributing to the region’s burgeoning reputation as a tech centre of excellence.”
Invest India’s CEO and Managing Director, Deepak Bagla, welcomed Airbnb’s announcement.
“As the pandemic restrictions lift across the world, India will once again resume its position as an attractive tourist destination for global travellers,” Mr Bagla said.
“Therefore, Airbnb’s new technology hub in Bengaluru is a timely addition to India’s rapidly growing tourism industry. I am particularly enthused that the technology hub will foster India’s burgeoning innovation talent pool. I am confident that Airbnb’s years of industry experience and trusted brand name will ensure that India’s innovation and tourism sectors will soar new heights, in tandem with each other.”
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