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Wayfair History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Wayfair?

Wayfair was founded by Niraj Shah and Steve Conine.

When did design and development efforts start at Wayfair?

Wayfair started design and development efforts in March 2002.

When was Wayfair incorporated?

Wayfair was incorporated as Smart Tech Toys, Inc. in May 2002.ย  It amended its name to CSN Stores in February 2003, and to Wayfair Inc. in January 2001.

When did Wayfair purchase its domain name?

Wayfair purchased the racksandstands.com domain name in August 2002 and the wayfair.com domain name in January 2001.

When did Wayfair launch commercially?

Wayfair launched commercially in September 2002.

How much venture capital did Wayfair raise?

Wayfair raised over $350 million in three rounds of funding.

When did Wayfair go public?

Wayfair started trading on the NYSE in October 2014.ย 

Where was Wayfair headquartered?

Wayfair was/is headquartered in Boston, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Wayfair?


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Month 12

What was the version 1 of Wayfair like?

AUG 2002

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Wayfair?

2002 to 2005

2006 to 2009

2010 to 2013


What were some of the extra materials about Wayfair?

2002 MAY.pdf

2002 MAY Articles of Incorporation

2013 DEC Wayfair founders Shah and Conine

Form S-1.pdf

2014 AUG Form S-1