When Airbnb was starting out, it made a huge splash by renting rooms in Denver during the 2008 DNC convention. It also made some quick cash selling cereal—yes, cereal: Obama O’s and Cap’n McCain. Commemorative oversized boxes now decorate the office to remind everyone of the lesson there: take advantage of opportunity, and when it comes to getting stuff done, don’t be afraid to get a little creative.
What Belinda Does
Belinda’s job is to run legal matters and government relations for Airbnb. With its collaborative consumption model, Airbnb is creating a brand new market—and one that isn’t yet well-clarified in the legal sphere. So Belinda helps the company navigate the older, existing legal regime with new, innovative Airbnb business model. Quite the exciting place to be!