There's a lot of excitement about Airbnb and its stock market debut. It was up 112% in it's first day of trading.
But it wasn't all $100B valuations for the founders of Airbnb...
...They had 7 rejections for a capital raise back in 2008 when $150,000 could have bought 10% of Airbnb.
...Brian Chesky, Airbnb founder, published the rejection here: https://lnkd.in/eCMDPca
Failure and rejection are are the rungs up the ladder of success. Remember the iceberg analogy.