Airbnb legislation heated up two weeks ago, when word got out that Airbnb investor Ron Conway and his wife, Gayle, had poured some $75,000
into an independent expenditure committee to crush Chiu's rival, David Campos, in the assembly race this November.
And the money for "San Franciscans to Hold Campos Accountable" keeps rolling in, as more tech companies try to make good with the city family. Right now, the committee has more than $700,000
in its coffers, and the meter keeps ticking up.
So far, the biggest contributor is LinkedIn co-founder — and early Airbnb backer — Reid Hoffman, whose $600,000 contributions account for the lion's share of the fund. Last week, SideCar founder Sunil Paul chipped in $5,000 of his own. Silicon Valley investor Justin Fishner-Wolfson, a managing partner in the firm 137 Ventures, donated $10,000 in early October.