It was another quiet week in startup land last week as we saw just 37 companies announce their first funding round. Thanks to a couple of massive Series A rounds by two Chinese companies the total dollar amount raised was still a whopping $200,601,030. The fast majority of companies on this week list launched with a .Com domain name followed by the ccTLD’s with 16%. My own week hasn’t been that quite so far as I got back to Hong Kong Monday evening which gave me exactly one night to prepare for the launch of the For-Sale landing page theme gallery we pushed live at Efty. We had some nice coverage across several of the industry sites and blogs but I’ll leave you with a link to a video in which Michael Cyger explains everything you need to know about this awesome new feature.
Despite the short list of start-ups this week there’s a couple of name + domain name combos I like. The first one being Bangalore based Car Repair & Service App Bumper which uses the exact match Bumper.com domain name. I also like Hotify which is another India based startup that launched a mobile app which understands you and helps you stay updated with the latest and the relevant news and info across the globe. Last but not least there’s Payable, a US based company that offers a SaaS solution supporting independent workers and the companies that pay them. They use the Payable.com domain name which NameBio reports as sold for just $5,000 back in 2011.
Here’s this weeks list:
|Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations||Venture||$10,000,000||Fao.org||.org|
|Think Food Group||Venture||$9,250,000||ThinkFoodGroup.com||.com|
|Click & Boat||Seed||$,546,440||ClickAndBoat.com||.com|
|Globe Icons Creative||Seed||$5000||GlobeIcons.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.