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This article was published on February 28, 2009


    Toys.com quadripled in value within 1 month

    Toys.com quadripled in value within 1 month
    Patrick de Laive
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    Patrick de Laive

    CPO and co-founder, TNW

    Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is a frequently asked speaker at (tech) events across the globe. Check his LinkedIn profile and @Patrick on Twitter for more information.

    toysFebruary 5th, 2009. The domain name Toys.com was sold for 1.25 million dollar to Faculty lounge in an auction after The Parent Company filed for bankruptcy.
    22 days later this same domain name was sold again, but this time for the astonishing amount of 5.1 million dollars. Toys’RUs is the new owner. They outbidded National A-1 in a one to one race, which is fully described by Larry.

    Not a bad investment for the Faculty lounge. 3.85 million dollars profit in just 22 days, that is a mere $175k a day or 121 dollars per second.