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Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyck, Airbnb, 2010
In February, Airbnb, a company that connects people to unique rooms and rental spaces worldwide, hit a milestone: More than one million nights booked. The company, which has listings in 170 countries, has nearly doubled in size since landing on the 30 Under 30 list last year, and it won the South By Southwest Interactive Awards for Mobile in March. "We haven't gotten so big that we can't high five everyone in the morning," Gebbia told Inc.com recently. In May, actor-turned-businessman Ashton Kutcher invested in the company and join as a strategic adviser. But here's what has really launched the company into tech stardom: In June, it reportedly received $100 million in funding, which helps place it at a staggering $1 billion valuation. Read more.