| HBS Case Collection
(Revised October 2012)
Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, the three founders of Airbnb, an online private accommodation rental market, stared at each other across the kitchen table in their San Francisco apartment. It was March of 2009. A single sheet of paper sat on the table in front of them. The three founders were on the verge of finishing the three month program at YCombinator (YC), a business accelerator located in Mountain View, CA.
Lassiter, Joseph B., III, and Evan W. Richardson. "Airbnb." Harvard Business School Case 812-046, September 2011. (Revised October 2012.)