Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 23.

It was a busy week with 63 new startups raising a combined, 240+ million dollars in funding. More than 77 percent of them chose to launch with a .Com address with the ccTLDs coming in second. Diabetes management iPhone app OneDrop is the second funded startup this quarter that uses a new gTLD. The companies websites can be found at

There’s a lot of dreadful names on this week’s list again so having a great name and domain name doesn’t seem to be all that important these days to raise a significant amount of cash. I might do a recap at the end of the year to see how many funded startups have re-branded or have upgraded their domain name to the exact match .com.

Here’s this week’s list:

SaamaSeries A$35,000,
QnergySeries A$20,000,
16WiFiSeries A$15,000,
Nano DimensionVenture$12,000,
VisionChina Media IncSeries A$11,500,
Medwell VenturesSeries A$10,000,
S4MSeries A$8,000,
OneDropSeries A$8,000,
SQream TechnologiesVenture$7,400,
Cockroach LabsSeed$6,300,
Veeba FoodsVenture$6,000,
SpeexxSeries A$5,000,
Zentera SystemsSeries A$4,900,
Greensmith EnergyVenture$4,900,
KURE CorpVenture$4,700,
HWTrekSeries A$4,000,
PropstackSeries A$3,000,
Hive9Series A$2,700,
Symbiotix BiotherapiesGrant$2,300,
Podium DataSeed$2,000,
Virtul Software SystemsSeed$2,000,
Reload StudiosSeed$2,000,
Orbitera, IncSeed$2,000,
Anthem VaultSeed$1,500,
AmnioLifeSeries A$833,
WealthArc, IncSeed$300,
Customer CleverSeed$228,
The Little Black BookSeed$150,
TBX Group, IncAngel$110,


Funding data is based on online reporting and DNgeek can not guarantee 100% accuracy. To compile this list we only include companies that raised a first round round of angel, seed, grant, Series A or Venture funding and exclude companies that raised private equity or series B and beyond funding rounds. 

Doron Vermaat

Doron has over a decade of professional experience in marketing and business development for technology startups in both Europe and Asia. He is the product guy behind domain name management software, Efty and the founder of High West a specialized recruiter for tech and digital talent. In his spare time, he moonlights as a domain name investor. He lives in bustling Hong Kong with his wife Fay, daughter Isla and their rescue dog Pepper.

7 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 23.

  1. Hello Doron,

    We follow you every week, good info here. A recap at end of year to see rebranding would be very enlightening. Interestingly, a lot of their startup names look like they would be available for sale in .com and are valued at zero.

    Thanks again for your update.

  2. Maybe in one of your posts you could explain for startups newbies what is Seed, Serie A, Serie B, Serie C, … Angel, Venture, … And tell us the differences, and anything you know so we better understand these posts and better appreciate depending the funding if it’s money they haven they going have, they can spend as they want, … to see what are our domain sales chances ina short term.

    Thanks in advance!

  3. The names are so bad that you should rename this series “Newly funded startups and their HORRIBLE domain names”

    It makes me wonder if they are standing out to investors because of their bad domain names. Name it good and get no attention but name it bad and stand out from the crowd. Makes sense in a crazy kind of way.

  4. They are domain specialists not a financial specialists.
    If you don’t understand it you should call your stock broker or someone who is familiar with these terms. Don’t waste DNgeek time

  5. As I understand, One Drop is an app hosted on Onedrop.Today but the company is Razorfish on its corporate site of

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