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Insights: Airbnb Was Started Accidentally to Pay Rent

March 14, 2017 00:00 AM UTC
- Updated May 05, 2020 18:05 PM UTC

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky discusses how it got started because he couldn't cover his portion of the San Francisco rent.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] BRIAN CHESKY: I graduate RISD. I get this job in health insurance. I'm living in LA. But one of my best friends at RISD was this guy named Joe Gebbia. And Joe Gebbia and I were like these kind of entrepreneur people on campus. And like, we both started sports teams at art school. It'...

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