Thanks to seed accelerator Y Combinator‘s summer batch we have another big list of newly funded startups for you. Y Combinator is known for creating a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups. Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Twitch.tv and Weebly are just a few of the many Y Combinator alumni. A lot of the new startups that received funding from Y Combinator this summer have ambitious company names such as Scale, Fabric, Miso, and Joy but as expected none of them own the matching .com domain name (yet). A total of $1,264,991,670 in funding was raised by 138 different companies with the absolute top fundraiser being aspiring Chinese car maker WM Motor who raised a whopping 1 Billion in venture funding. The company doesn’t own the matching domain name either but uses the hyphenated wm-motor.com. More than 73% of startups on this week’s list is using a .com with the ccTLD coming in second with 13%. We have four new gTLDs on the list.
Some domains that stood out to me where from vintage-inspired apparel retailer Homage who use the premium Homage.com domain, Y Combinator funded EventGeek, a startup that helps to better manage the logistic side of events and uses the exact match domain EventGeek.com and last but not least we have another Y Combinator funded startup with Vote.org, a company that has built digital technology that removes barriers to voting and increases voter turnout.
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