The Origin Story Of AirBnB

“It was like I got to travel without ever leaving my home. I got to bring the world to my living room. This was a really powerful idea.”

AirBnB CEO Brian Chesky never thought he’d start a company — let alone a company that’s become as successful as AirBnB.

This Startups Co interview with him details his story and the origins of AirBnB — notably how he went from a frustrated young designer to a startup founder after randomly inviting a couple of strangers to crash on his apartment floor and offering them some Pop Tarts for breakfast.