80 newly funded startups and their domain names: Nom.com, Volley.com, Spot.com

Funding activity was a bit down last week with 80 new startup companies raising a combined $215,517,790 in funding. The most popular domain extension remains .com with a 64% share. The ccTLD is the usual runner up with 20% of startups using their country code domain this week. While the US is slowing down, India continues to steal the show. Last year already was a watershed year for the Indian startups. According to NASSCOM, 2015 saw over $5 Bn of investment flowing into India’s startups, compared to just $3 Bn in 2014. India now ranks 3rd globally with more than 4,200 startups. A large number of these startups is launching on a .In domain.

There are some excellent name + domain name combos on this weeks list. To start with there’s Nom, a web and app based community for food lovers to create, share and watch their favorite stories in real-time. The company operates it’s website from the ultra premium Nom.com domain name.  There’s no public sales record but the domain is still listed on Afternic with a $1M price tag. Another company that caught my eye is Volley, an education startup that runs learning assistant camera app Volley. They use the matching .com for their website. Last but not least there’s Spot, another App based business that promises to deliver personalized recommendations for things like restaurants, bars, stores and hotels. The website can be found at, you guessed it: Spot.comHere’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Staff FinderVenture$21,980,000Staff-Finder.jobs.jobs
REVATURESeries A$20,000,000Revature.com.com
Capella BioScienceSeries A$15,000,000CapellaBioscience.com.com
Delair-TechVenture$14,500,000Delair-Tech.com.com
Caffe BeneVenture$13,800,000CaffeBene.com.com
Cleantech Invest OyjVenture$12,000,000CleantechInvest.com.com
Catalyst DevWorksVenture$11,500,000CatalystDevWorks.com.com
JvionVenture$8,900,000Jvion.com.com
CeligoVenture$8,000,000Celigo.com.com
ZaloniSeries A$7,500,000Zaloni.com.com
CBC BiotechnologiesSeries A$7,000,000CBCbiotech.com.com
ImmunoMet TherapeuticsSeries A$5,200,000immunomet.com.com
GlobalReach TechnologyVenture$5,000,000GlobalReachTech.com.com
NomSeries A$4,700,000Nom.com.com
PaintboxVenture$4,260,000PaintboxUk.com.com
Propel PLMSeries A$4,200,000PropelPLM.com.com
PlantMinerVenture$3,500,000PlantMiner.com.au.com.au
NinjacartSeries A$3,000,000Ninjacart.in.in
UtilightVenture$2,900,000Utilight.com.com
Cab GuruSeed$2,840,000CabGuru.com.com
myGubbiSeed$2,500,000myGubbi.com.com
Volley LabsSeed$2,300,000Volley.com.com
EncastSeed$2,250,000Encast.co.co
SentryoSeed$2,200,000Sentryo.net.net
good cultureSeed$2,100,000GoodCulture.com.com
Nano OneSeed$2,000,000NanoOne.ca.ca
CoverWalletSeed$2,000,000CoverWallet.com.com
SpotSeed$2,000,000Spot.com.com
SpotinstSeries A$2,000,000Spotinst.com.com
Integrated Healing TechnologiesVenture$1,930,000ihtPartners.com.com
SuperPhoneSeed$1,500,000SuperPhone.io.io
Disruptive MultimediaSeed$1,500,000dmm.fm.fm
Telephone ScienceVenture$1,250,000TelephoneScience.com.com
Oncora MedicalSeed$1,200,000OncoraMedical.com.com
Smart BillSeed$1,100,000SmartBill.ro.ro
JicaChipsSeed$1,000,000JicaChips.com.com
OSSICSeed$1,000,000Ossic.com.com
HoochSeed$1,000,000Hooch.co.co
Nukkad ShopsVenture$1,000,000NukkadShops.com.com
iCARESeed$880,000icare.jpn.com.com
LoveCyclesSeed$700,000LoveCycles.me.me
SpeedETabSeed$650,000SpeedETab.com.com
DunzoSeed$650,000Dunzo.in.in
UnitoSeed$575,000Unito.io.io
ImMAGE BiotherapeuticsSeed$500,000immagebio.com.com
Up All NightSeed$500,000UpAllNight.us.us
SmartVizxVenture$500,000SmartVizx.com.com
ReachSeed$500,000ReachPro.in.in
ReachSeed$500,000LetsReach.co.co
GoboonySeed$384,350GoBoony.nl.nl
KubosSeed$375,000Kubos.co.co
Audux (POBIT)Seed$362,280Pobit.com.com
Prospect.ioSeed$274,810Prospect.io.io
NOW Bike TaxiAngel$200,000Now.bike.bike
rideITSeed$110,000RideIT.in.in
medidailiAngel$100,000medidaili.com.com
International Payment Processing NetworkSeed$100,000ippn-inc.com.com
Ma3RouteSeed$25,000Ma3Route.com.com
UkkoboxSeed$21,350Ukkobox.com.com
FanzoneAngelUndisclosedGetFanzone.com.com
AutoWizSeedUndisclosedAutoWiz.in.in
Red Queen GamingAngelUndisclosedRedQueen.us.us
TaptellSeries AUndisclosedTaptell.com.com
SimformerSeries AUndisclosedSimformer.com.com
StylFlipSeedUndisclosedStylFlip.com.com
eNaturrAngelUndisclosedeNaturr.com.com
YanaSeedUndisclosedGetYana.com.com
RISKIDSeedUndisclosedRiskID.co.uk.co.uk
Cloud Constellation CorporationSeries AUndisclosedSpaceBelt.com.com
CommaSeedUndisclosedComma.ai.ai
FinomenaSeedUndisclosedFinomena.com.com
vPhrase Analytic SolutionsSeedUndisclosedvPhrase.com.com
Browndove HealthcareSeedUndisclosedBrowndove.com.com
CloudacarSeedUndisclosedCloudacar.org.org
CookarooAngelUndisclosedCookaroo.in.in
Finance BuddhaSeedUndisclosedFinanceBuddha.com.com
CirconusSeries AUndisclosedCirconus.com.com
Natural HR LimitedSeedUndisclosedNaturalHR.com.com
ToongSeedUndisclosedToong.com.vn.com.vn
PDS GroupSeedUndisclosedPDS.com.ph.com.ph

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.

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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 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.

4 thoughts on “80 newly funded startups and their domain names: Nom.com, Volley.com, Spot.com

  1. Delair-Tech is not really a newly funded startup as they exist since 2011 already and just used this funding round to expand their services.. i personally dealt with this company already reg. their aerial services (UAS/UAV or also called drones) and some inquiries on my Aerial domain portfolio..

    i guess the same goes for several others in the list, some of them are existing for years or even a decade already, but just needing further funding from time to time..

    1. You are correct but they just raised their first round of outside funding which is the criteria for this list. It does happen sometimes that companies that have been around for a while decide to raise outside funding to expand or grow faster in which case they end up on my weekly list.

  2. Staff-Finder.jobs – may be one of the worst names I saw in my domaining career. A well funded start-up owning that name is also illustrating the fact that how low awareness levels are among some entrepreneurs.

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