Examples of side projects sold for large sum of money?

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May 6 16 Comments

I came across this: https://www.reddit.com/r/fatFIRE/comments/95uvw4/22_sold_sideproject_for_2m_best_way_to_fatfire/

This guy sold a side project for $2M. Does anyone know of any examples of single person side projects that were sold for a similar amount of money? I’d like to learn from some examples.

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  • Honeywell that1guy
    22 years old and getting CTO offers? Sounds a bit troll-ish but definitely possible build up a project and sell for a couple million.

    Find a market that has now or can have a demand for something you can build.
    Step 2) build it, and they will come
    May 64
    • Microsoft pJcW86
      Uhhh unless this is a large public company it's pretty easy to get a CTO position once you go through the whole start a business phase as a cofunder
      May 6
    • Honeywell that1guy
      @microsoft doesn’t read.
      We’re not talking about a whole startup business with business plan, investors, burn down charts for survivability, acquiring and managing employees. Sure, that can qualify for a CTO position at some other startup.

      Instead, we’re literally talking about “a side project”
      May 6
    • Microsoft pJcW86
      I meant joining a small established company as a CTO after you sold your side project.
      May 7
    • Honeywell that1guy
      And I meant it’s extremely unlikely to do a “side project”, sell it for a lot of money, and get CTO offers with only 1YOE, and even less actually managing multiple teams.
      May 7
  • Facebook / EngMySpace
    I have online classes i’ll sell you that will teach you how to run a legal weed business. It could be a great side business you could run. DM me.
    May 62
    • Oracle / Engiblv
      Hustler!
      May 6
    • Facebook TheNight
      OP
      You don’t believe it?
      May 6
  • Twitter feUG50
    Wow. Wonder what that project was? And they did not hire him with it?
    May 61
    • Airbnb ybY5g2
      It was from an early start-up that went public
      May 6
  • eBay
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    My friend had his hackathon project purchased by Google for $1 million
    May 64
    • IBM q2bfj3s
      Was it literally a project he just hacked together in a weekend? Or did he run with it afterward and start getting steam before selling?
      May 6
    • Amazon / EngcaVn14
      Any details?
      May 6
    • eBay
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      Some marketing automation software he hacked together in a week. It was at a school hackathon that Google was also at and they made him an offer to buy it. This was like 10 years ago
      May 6
    • Airbnb ybY5g2
      Salesforce has hackathon every year and the first place is $1m
      May 6

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