90 newly funded startups and their domain names: iBoss.com, Innit.com, 17.media

Another week and another whopping half a billion US dollars in venture capital flowed into 90 new companies. More than 71% of these businesses chose to use a .com domain with the ccTLDs taking 15% of the pie. I only cover newly funded companies in this series which means that startups that raised a prior round of capital are not included in this weekly list. A significant portion of the companies you see in this list that gain serious traction later on will re-brand or do a domain name upgrade in the future, especially now they have some cash to burn on branding strategy and a better domain name.

Nonetheless there are (almost) always a few companies that have their domain strategy sorted right from the start.  Some names I like on this weeks list are those of Florida based cyber-security company iBoss which uses the matching iBoss.com domain name. iDomains are a bit old-school but I personally think it works quite well in this case considering the nature of their business. Second up is food technology company Innit which raised 25M and uses the Innit.com domain name. Innit means “Isn’t it?” in informal British. Last but not last least my eye was caught by 17 Media, a live video streaming and real-time content sharing mobile application which has chosen to use 17.Media for their website.

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Forefront Capital ManagementVenture$100,000,000ForefrontCap.com.com
Meili JinrongSeries A$65,000,000MeiliJinrong.com.com
Evelo TherapeuticsVenture$35,000,000EveloTx.com.com
iBoss CybersecuritySeries A$35,000,000iBoss.com.com
N3Venture$35,000,000N3Results.com.com
MacatVenture$30,000,000Macat.com.com
InnitVenture$25,000,000Innit.com.com
UltrahapticsSeries A$15,610,000Ultrahaptics.com.com
Vascular Biogenics Ltd.Venture$15,000,000VBLRX.com.com
YUHI HospitalityVenture$15,000,000YuhiHospitality.com.com
SnapAppSeries A$12,000,000SnapApp.com.com
GTTVenture$10,700,000GTT.net.net
17 MediaSeries A$10,000,00017.media.media
XometryVenture$8,800,000Xometry.com.com
Cyteir TherapeuticsSeries A$5,500,000Cyteir.com.com
Fuzzy LogixSeries A$5,500,000Fuzzyl.com.com
LifeSupport MedicalVenture$5,410,000LifeSupportMedical.com.com
Sirqul, IncSeries A$5,000,000Sirqul.com.com
LifeSiteVenture$4,500,000LifeSite.co.co
Hitbox EntertainmentSeries A$4,000,000Hitbox.tv.tv
Red River ResourcesVenture$3,900,000RedRiverResources.com.au.com.au
SuperSeed$3,600,000HelloSuper.com.com
LumaSeed$3,500,000GetLuma.com.com
PremonitionSeed$3,000,000Premonition.ai.ai
Solera Health, Inc.Series A$3,000,000SoleraNetwork.com.com
VinayaSeed$3,000,000Vinaya.com.com
HivemapperSeed$2,900,000HiveMapper.com.com
CompeonSeries A$2,740,000Compeon.de.de
Qwire HoldingsVenture$2,500,000Qwire.com.com
QuantescentAngel$2,400,000Quantescent.com.com
AutoLotto, Inc.Seed$2,400,000AutoLotto.com.com
IRLYNXSeries A$2,200,000irlynx.com.com
Innoup FarmaVenture$2,150,000InnoupFarma.com.com
Perception PointSeed$2,000,000Perception-point.io.io
The History ProjectSeed$2,000,000TheHistoryProject.com.com
TraxensSeed$1,650,000Traxens.com.com
Tella FirmaAngel$1,500,000TellaFirma.com.com
XOXCOVenture$1,500,000Xoxco.com.com
BroomlySeed$1,300,000Broomly.com.com
EmoticastSeed$1,200,000Emoticast.com.com
Biolytx PharmaceuticalsSeed$1,100,000BiolytxCorp.com.com
ByeBuySeed$1,100,000SayByeBuy.com.com
BigStylistSeed$1,000,000BigStylist.com.com
iDAvatarsVenture$1,000,000iDAvatars.com.com
Nerd SkincareSeed$1,000,000NerdSkincare.com.com
Change LabsSeed$800,000GoChange.co.co
LeafLinkSeed$750,000LeafLink.com.com
CityfloSeed$750,000Cityflo.com.com
CarroSeed$716,000Carro.sg.sg
WIB MachinesSeed$671,310WIBMachines.com.com
NoccelaVenture$602,270Noccela.fi.fi
Art2MSeed$551,800art2m.com.com
BoxitSeed$500,000MyBoxit.com.com
YourDOSTSeed$400,000YourDost.com.com
ZapChainSeed$350,000ZapChain.com.com
Loanbaba.comAngel$320,000Loanbaba.com.com
ShirsaAngel$250,000Shirsa.in.in
Welsh ICESeed$250,000WelshICE.org.org
MyIndianStayAngel$200,000MyIndianStay.com.com
TwiglyAngel$200,000Twigly.in.in
Red Thread GamesVenture$153,150RedThreadGames.com.com
ViralSeed$150,000TheViralApp.org.org
BookMyBai.comAngel$150,000BookMyBai.com.com
Boibanit.comAngel$150,000Boibanit.com.com
Teknopilot ASVenture$129,590Teknopilot.no.no
Ravn StudioVenture$117,810RavnStudio.no.no
WeWantToKnowVenture$117,810WeWantToKnow.com.com
Hyper GamesVenture$94,240HyperGames.no.no
The ArcticVenture$94,240The-Arctic.com.com
ProcessVenture$58,900ProcessGames.com.com
Classic FoodSeed$54,500ClassicFoods.co.ke.co.ke
RenuvixVenture$52,000Renuvix.com.com
PriceinfoSeed$10,000Priceinfo.com.ng.com.ng
SafeRydeSeedUndisclosedSafeRyde.com.com
ProfumeriaWebVentureUndisclosedProfumeriaWeb.com.com
RepUpSeedUndisclosedRepUp.co.co
SparesHubSeedUndisclosedSparesHub.com.com
Quad TechnologiesSeries AUndisclosedQuadTechnologies.com.com
MaideasySeries AUndisclosedMaideasy.my.my
Bobble AppSeries AUndisclosedBobbleApp.me.me
Bairo CorporationSeedUndisclosedBairo.co.co
DOVIDEQSeedUndisclosedDovideqMedical.com.com
PayTunesSeedUndisclosedPayTunes.in.in
FunkSacVentureUndisclosedFunkSac.com.com
Microprogram InformationVentureUndisclosedProgram.com.tw.com.tw
Parallel MachinesVentureUndisclosedParallelMachines.com.com
Perfant TechnologiesVentureUndisclosedPerfant.com.com
ScoopSeedUndisclosedTakeScoop.com.com
The SPOT ExperienceVentureUndisclosedTheSpotExperience.com.com
Mon PurseSeedUndisclosedMonPurse.com.com

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. 

If you’re a company looking for naming or domaining advice, drop me a note as i’m always happy to help.

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.

9 thoughts on “90 newly funded startups and their domain names: iBoss.com, Innit.com, 17.media

    1. Seed and Angel funding rounds are usually smaller in size and the money that is invested comes from individuals instead of companies most of the time.

      Venture rounds or Series A and up are larger funding rounds against higher valuations and the money comes from venture capital firms in most cases.

  1. Some nice names above like Iboss, Xometry, Snapaap, etc. Thanks for sharing. New theme looks good, but I think needs some more tuning.

  2. read something last week about one of the founders of Ycombinator saying that all 20 of their best performing companies had an exact match dotcom domain whereas almost 50 percent of their worst performing companies did not. not sure if this means dotcom is SUPERPOWERFULL or that if your sloppy at naming your probably gonna be sloppy at a lot of other things too. probably a little bit of both. have you ever looked at your info in this regard?

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