100 newly funded startups and their domain names: Projector.com, Comedy.com, Begin.com

Despite a shaky stock market and news about venture-capital investors hitting the brakes on investing in the first quarter of this year it was another splendid week for newly funded startups with $515,282,750 in funding raised by 100 companies. It’s mainly US startups that fail to raise at the high valuations we saw the past two year, and my list contains startups from all over the globe which clarifies the positive numbers.

Looking at domain name choices we have .Com leading the pack with 74% of startups this week followed by the ccTLDs with 16%. There is one startup that chose for one of the new Gs: Bangalore-based fitness startup Cult which is using a .Fitness domain name.

There are some great name + domain combos on this weeks list. We have San Fransisco based Projector, a platform that helps developers and product teams expand their product experiences outside the confines of their app. The company can be found at the matching .com. Next up we have Comedy.com, a LA based technology-driven video network built for the mobile and social-savvy millennial generation. Last but not least: Begin. A San Fransisco based company that created a bot for making it easier to get work done, for people and for teams. The company can found at the matching .com

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Bright HealthSeries A$80,000,000BrightHealthPlan.com.com
HolaverseVenture$70,000,000Holaverse.com.com
EdgileVenture$35,000,000Edgile.com.com
Feelunique.comVenture$28,480,000FeelUnique.com.com
EndlessVenture$23,250,000Endlessm.com.com
KacificSeries A$22,300,000Kacific.com.com
Lola Travel CompanySeries A$19,700,000LolaTravel.com.com
VinomofoVenture$19,160,000Vinomofo.com.com
MetabomedSeries A$18,000,000ms-ventures.com.com
ManoManoVenture$14,820,000ManoMano.fr.fr
KyuluxSeries A$13,500,000Kyulux.com.com
AddÉnergieVenture$12,800,000AddEnergieTechnologies.com.com
RideCellSeries A$11,700,000RideCell.com.com
Next Gear SolutionsVenture$11,050,000NextGearSolutions.net.net
ViewLiftVenture$8,000,000ViewLift.com.com
InfluensterSeries A$8,000,000Influenster.com.com
ZenparkVenture$6,940,000Zenpark.com.com
CommuniCare TechnologyVenture$6,010,000CommuniCareTechnology.com.com
Ixaris SystemsVenture$6,000,000Ixaris.com.com
MyGlammSeries A$6,000,000MyGlamm.com.com
StrainzSeries A$6,000,000Strainz.com.com
Next 14Series A$5,120,000Next14.com.com
HomeRezSeed$4,560,000HomeRez.com.com
ProjectorSeed$4,500,000Projector.com.com
RevMAb BiosciencesVenture$4,300,000Revmab.com.com
VestlySeed$4,000,000VestlyGame.com.com
KAMARQSeed$3,200,000Kamarq.jp.jp
RiskReconSeed$3,000,000RiskRecon.com.com
CarbitexSeries A$3,000,000Carbitex.com.com
Blue BloodhoundVenture$2,950,000BlueBloodhound.com.com
Wheelys CaféSeed$2,500,000WheelysCafe.com.com
ArcLabsSeed$2,500,000ArcLabs.ie.ie
Karamba SecuritySeed$2,500,000KarambaSecurity.com.com
Anchore, IncSeed$2,500,000Anchore.com.com
LiwwaSeed$2,300,000Liwwa.com.com
Biop-MedicalSeries A$2,250,000Biop-Medical.com.com
JellagenVenture$2,170,000Jellagen.co.uk.co.uk
ThermosomeSeed$2,160,000Thermosome.com.com
QmeritVenture$2,030,000Qmerit.com.com
MA'S FoodsVenture$2,000,000MasFoods.lk.lk
Happy ReturnsSeed$1,900,000HappyReturns.com.com
ROADMap SystemsSeries A$1,700,000RoadmapSystems.co.uk.co.uk
NumeraiVenture$1,500,000Numer.ai.ai
Comedy.comSeed$1,500,000Comedy.com.com
WirayaVenture$1,470,000Wiraya.com.com
DanAdsVenture$1,470,000DanAds.com.com
86BordersVenture$1,300,00086Borders.com.com
VoxelloSeries A$1,200,000Voxello.com.com
LEVELsleepSeed$1,160,000LevelSleep.com.com
OpinarySeed$1,140,000Opinary.com.com
GoodfoodSeed$1,100,000MakeGoodfood.ca.ca
ValidereSeed$1,000,000Validere.com.com
deepstreamhubSeed$1,000,000deepstreamhub.com.com
PetooSeed$1,000,000Petoo.in.in
Edge RetreatsSeed$1,000,000EdgeRetreats.com.com
ShipsySeed$1,000,000Shipsy.in.in
Agate StudiosSeed$1,000,000AgateStudio.com.com
CapSen RoboticsVenture$950,000CapsenRobotics.com.com
BitwalaSeed$911,630Bitwala.la.la
OddsiumVenture$860,000Oddsium.com.com
AlbertVenture$858,000MrAlbert.se.se
MedPilotSeed$750,000MedPilot.com.com
WorldfavorVenture$613,000Worldfavor.com.com
TimescenerySeed$600,000Time.sc/energy.sc
TIPITSeed$550,000Tipit.tv.tv
Gear6.inSeed$500,000Gear6.in.in
Heart WalkSeed$500,000HeartWalk.org.org
Traffic Observation via ManagementSeed$498,770Tomltd.co.uk.co.uk
Applecrumby & FishSeed$300,000ApplecrumbyandFish.com.com
Viral Loops LimitedSeed$284,350Viral-Loops.com.com
eNow, IncVenture$250,000eNowEnergy.com.com
Sphere-posSeed$250,000Sphere-pos.com.com
PhotonomieSeed$227,100Photonomie.com.com
YaarloVenture$200,000Yaarlo.com.com
Bright Mountain MediaVenture$150,000BrightMountainMedia.com.com
IBSfriVenture$123,000IBSfri.se.se
staeSeed$60,000stae.co.co
Eggbun EducationAngel$40,000Eggbun-Edu.com.com
ImedilaneAngel$40,000Imedilane.com.com
Cater NationSeed$30,000CaterNation.com.com
Phoenix FilmingSeed$25,000PhoenixFilming.com.com
TrippieSeed$21,900Trippie.co.co
Just ReliefSeedUndisclosedJustRelief.com.com
Infinite-PlaylistSeedUndisclosedInfinite-Playlist.com.com
BeginSeedUndisclosedBegin.com.com
MobileLogixSeries AUndisclosedMobile-Logix.com.com
Center for Resource SolutionsSeedUndisclosedResource-Solutions.org.org
NautiNatiSeedUndisclosedNautiNati.com.com
SocialAudienceSeedUndisclosedDigitalAudience.nl.nl
IvyrevelVentureUndisclosedIvyrevel.com.com
JunomedicalSeedUndisclosedJunomedical.com.com
CardtekVentureUndisclosedCardtek.com.com
Spontime IncAngelUndisclosedSpontime.co.co
Conté Creatives AgencySeedUndisclosedConteCreatives.com.com
CultSeedUndisclosedCult.fitness.fitness
Original ReviewSeedUndisclosedOriginalReview.com.com
DeemlySeedUndisclosedDeemly.co.co
AsimmetricSeedUndisclosedAsimmetric.com.com
PhotodropSeedUndisclosedPhotodrop.com.com
DanfoSeedUndisclosedDanfo.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.

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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.

5 thoughts on “100 newly funded startups and their domain names: Projector.com, Comedy.com, Begin.com

  1. Absolutely, it is .COM or die. The thought of a startup using a new gtld makes me want to hurl. Not only would I not want to ever give a new gtld startup my money, I wouldn’t even want to visit their dumbas* website.

    1. @Wally,

      If their content were good, I think you’d visit their site. If you really would forego something good merely because of “the color of its TLD”, then that’s kind of an irrational sacrifice to make.

      If this site were Geek.domains instead of DNGeek.com, would you skip reading this article in protest?

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