The home-rental company’s blockbuster I.P.O. followed that of the delivery company DoorDash. Investors piled into both.
Investors are tripping over one another to give hot start-ups money. DoorDash and Airbnb are going public. The good times are baaack.
Small-business owners are having to learn approaches like “fail fast,” course-correcting and going virtual — and some are succeeding.