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5 May, 2023

Musk: Chesky’s Twitter interaction is ‘awesome’

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After Chesky lists the top suggestions to improve Airbnb he received from Twitter users, Musk responds:

This kind of interaction with users is awesome. Other companies should take note.


YC Founders at Work: AirBnB

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Livingston interviews Chesky and Gebbia from AirBnB:

We had a month of runway left, we had very little money in the bank, and had to figure out how to make the next rent check….There was a design conference coming to San Francisco. And here we were thinking we need to make money and we need to meet people. So we put the two together and decided why not make a little designer bed and breakfast for the design conference? We noticed all the hotels were sold out… and that was the lightbulb for us. We pulled out a coupe of Airbeds and we had the original idea: Airbed and Breakfast! We weren’t trying to start a business. We were trying to solve our own problem.