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

Grant is Managing Director at Genesys Venture Capital, Mentor for Techstars in London, and a course evaluator at Imperial College London. He advises and mentors a number of start-ups.