This case study from Harvard Business School discusses the period when the three founders of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, joined a YCombinator (YC), a business accelerator located in Mountain View, CA. At the end of the program, the founders have to decide, do they want to accept $610,000 for 20% of the company from Sequoia, a Silicon-Valley-based venture capital firm?

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