Posts filtered by tags: Airbnb Join[x]


 

Airbnb's cofounder makes a compelling argument on why more startups should join the Y Combinator accelerator

Airbnb's cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk was asked at an event if there was a time when they almost shut down the business. In 2008, the startup couldn't raise a dollar of venture capital. It had two customers, including Airbnb chief executive officer Brian Chesky. The cofounders made a pact that if they came out of startup accelerator Y Combinator and were "not in a materially better place" after 13 weeks, they would walk away. Blecharczyk said the accelerator gave the company the guidance and f...
Tags: Google, New York, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Bay Area, Nathan Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk, New York University Stern School of Business, Airbnb Join


Airbnb's cofounder made an incredibly compelling pitch for startups to join Y Combinator: 'We were 13 weeks away from walking away from it all'

Airbnb's cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk was asked at an event if there was a time when they almost shut down the business. In 2008, the startup couldn't raise a dollar of venture capital. It had two customers, including Airbnb chief executive officer Brian Chesky. The cofounders made a pact that if they came out of startup accelerator Y Combinator and were "not in a materially better place" after 13 weeks, they would walk away. Blecharczyk said the accelerator gave the company the guidance and f...
Tags: Google, New York, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Bay Area, Nathan Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk, New York University Stern School of Business, Airbnb Join


Airbnb's chief strategy officer reveals how the company sets goals that keep it resilient and help it escape the tech backlash

Airbnb's chief strategy officer Nathan Blecharczyk said the company had a new strategy around setting goals. The company identified two to three principles for each of its five stakeholder groups, and created one to three metrics for measuring progress against those principles, he said. The new goal-setting strategy is meant to encourage employees to make decisions with stakeholders in mind. "You have to do well by all the folks in the ecosystem," Blecharczyk said. Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, New York Times, Airbnb, Vmware, Arun Sundararajan, Nathan Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk, New York University Stern School of Business, Airbnb Join


Airbnb is letting people book trips with Instagram-famous pets like Pickles the Pig, Nala Cat, and Penni Dog

Airbnb is letting guests meet animal celebrities after extending its housing options in 2016 to include tourism experiences with locals. For an extra $50 to $150, Airbnb's new Animal Experiences program lets guests go on adventures with one of Instagram's most famous cats, a pack of nine rescue dogs, heroic cows Brianna and Winter, and other animals of Internet stardom. Guests might recognize some of these animals from media brand The Dodo, which is picking 50 of these experiences for Airbnb. ...
Tags: Instagram, Navy, California, Trends, Airbnb, Nevada, Kim, BRIANNA, YuJung Kim, Mikel Freemon, Business Insider Airbnb, Dodo a Group Nine Media, Lee Asher, Airbnb Join