The 7 Rejections Airbnb got from investors.

How to feel better about your fundraising challenges…

On June 26, 2008, our friend Michael Seibel introduced us to 7 prominent investors in Silicon Valley. We were attempting to raise $150,000 at a $1.5M valuation. That means for $150,000 you could have bought 10% of Airbnb. Below you will see 5 rejections. The other 2 did not reply.


Grant Cleveland

I'm an Investor at Genesys Venture Capital, Fellow of @theRSAorg, and Course Evaluator at Imperial College London. I'm particularly interested in supporting start-ups who apply innovation, tech and design in a way that will leave the world better than they found it.


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