68 newly funded startups and their domain names: Fire.glass, Seebo.com, HeroGaming.com

The funding frenzy slowed down a tiny bit but we still saw 68 companies raise a cool $361,912,450 in angel, seed and venture funding last week. More than 69% of these businesses went with .com domain and the ccTLDs following with almost 15% of the pie.  With all the choice that is out there for new companies to “unComplicate” and “get the domain name they want” we still only see one or two funded startups go with one of the new GTLDs each week. This week we have just one: Tel Aviv based cyber security startup Fireglass which raised a neat 20M first round. The company uses the Fire.glass domain name for their site. The 20 year old FireGlass.com domain is in use by a company that produces fire rated glass but the two year old startup already outranks this site with their “new” domain for the fire glass term. It’s a good example that SEO has not much to do with TLDs.

Not a lot of super good names on this weeks list but some name + domain name combos I liked are from Tel Aviv based based Internet of Things end-to-end platform Seebo which closed $8.5 million in Series A funding and can be found at Seebo.com. Another one is Hero Gaming, a Swedish game developer that operates a few popular online casino games and uses the matching HeroGaming.com domain. I love company names based around the word Hero but I think using it as a suffix is generally better sounding than a prefix. Make a wild guess who owns GamingHero.com?  🙂

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Nexera HoldingVenture$100,000,000NexeraHolding.com.com
LEO PharmaVenture$65,000,000Leo-Pharma.us.us
Dr. Agarwal's Eye HospitalVenture$45,000,000DrAgarwal.com.com
FireglassSeries A$20,000,000Fire.glass.glass
mPrestSeries A$20,000,000mPrest.com.com
JustDialVenture$18,000,000JustDial.com.com
SeeboSeries A$8,500,000Seebo.com.com
VitreosHealthVenture$5,150,000VitreosHealth.com.com
ID ExpertsSeries A$5,000,000IDExpertsCorp.com.com
SmartikaVenture$4,930,000Smartika.it.it
PeakonSeries A$4,330,000Peakon.com.com
ArtPlace AmericaVenture$4,000,000ArtPlaceAmerica.org.org
BuildzarSeed$4,000,000Buildzar.com.com
imVision TechnologiesSeries A$4,000,000imVisionTech.com.com
NorsepowerSeed$3,260,000Norsepower.com.com
IggboVenture$3,070,000Iggbonow.com.com
SnykSeed$3,000,000Snyk.io.io
yellooboardSeed$3,000,000Yellooboard.com.com
SmappeeSeries A$2,700,000Smappee.com.com
4G ClinicalSeries A$2,500,0004G-Clinical.com.com
Hero GamingVenture$2,230,000HeroGaming.com.com
1030AMSeries A$2,210,0001030am.com.com
icejamSeed$2,120,000Icejam.com.com
Altigreen Propulsion LabsVenture$2,000,000Altigreen.com.com
ZeettaSeed$2,000,000Zeetta.com.com
Patient I.P.Series A$2,000,000PatientIP.com.com
Impact MakersVenture$1,500,000ImpactMakers.com.com
SciSportsVenture$1,350,000SciSports.com.com
StimergySeed$1,350,000Stimergy.net.net
VT NetworksSeed$1,300,000VTNetworks.ie.ie
AlgoMerchantSeed$1,300,000AlgoMerchant.com.com
NeXtGen BiologicsSeed$1,280,000NeXtGenBiologics.com.com
ProwlySeries A$1,100,000Prowly.com.com
HiveVenture$1,090,000HiveTeams.com.com
Silicon:SAFESeed$1,000,000SiliconSafe.com.com
Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaVenture$1,000,000BGCA.org.org
ZebiSeed$1,000,000Zebi.co.co
Jewel PaymentechSeries A$1,000,000JewelPaymentech.com.com
RetraceHealthSeed$1,000,000RetraceHealth.com.com
DMWay AnalyticsSeed$1,000,000DMWay.com.com
BattleriffVenture$930,500Battleriff.com.com
BoatBureauSeed$756,560BoatBureau.com.com
Cardinal SpineVenture$660,000CardinalSpine.net.net
HotelgeniusSeed$621,620Hotelgenius.co.co
Nabobil.noSeed$600,000Nabobil.no.no
eAgileVenture$600,000eAgile.com.com
yoPaySeed$550,000GetYoPay.com.com
ProctorExamSeed$540,660ProctorExam.com.com
FörmedlarBilVenture$540,400Formedlarbil.se.se
SkyfitSeed$500,000SkyfitSports.com.com
Process GeniusSeed$432,530ProcessGenius.fi.fi
Whee PR MediaAngel$250,000WheePR.com.com
Agency CoreSeed$214,540AgencyCore.co.uk.co.uk
SiftrSeed$150,000Siftr.co.co
BillectaVenture$139,330Billecta.com.com
Finova FinancialSeed$12,5000FinovaFinancial.com.com
GlamySeed$20,500Glamy.in.in
HostedBySeed$10,810HostedBy.me.me
HELONDSeedUndisclosedHelond.com.com
TinMenAngelUndisclosedTinMen.in.in
LED iBondVentureUndisclosedLediBond.com.com
AsmaraKuSeedUndisclosedAsmaraKu.com.com
Smile MerchantsSeedUndisclosedSmileMerchants.in.in
What's on RentAngelUndisclosedWhatsOnRent.com.com
vLokalSeedUndisclosedvLokal.com.com
Black GarlicSeedUndisclosedBlackGarlic.id.id
SeNosticSeedUndisclosedSeNostic.com.com
PlexusMDVentureUndisclosedPlexusMD.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.

8 thoughts on “68 newly funded startups and their domain names: Fire.glass, Seebo.com, HeroGaming.com

  1. Doron, your “hero” keywords is pretty popular.

    Not a lot of great names, like you said. It’s interesting that the .co is preferred instead of .net. I’m wondering if a startup would rather buy the .com or the .co is both were taken. What do you think?

    1. .Co has proven to be much more popular then .net with tech startups but I believe .net is still preferred over .Co for a lot of other type of businesses outside of the technology and internet industry.

  2. you should do a betting scheme about picking the companies that will fail. i bet i could beat 98% of the punters by just analyzing their crappy domain names. JMO/other opinions may not want to bet.

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