Airbnb may now offer a popular way to rent a place to stay when you’re away from home, but the road to where the company is today was a rocky one, taking in everything from financial stress to novelty breakfast cereals.

At The Next Web Conference on Friday, Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia took to the stage to discuss the startup’s path to success – and what you can learn from its experiences.

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