71 newly funded startups and their domain names: Huya.com, Rubica.com, eVote.com

$387,742,400 in funding was raised by 71 new startup companies last week. More than 70% of these companies launched with a .com domain name with the ccTLDs being a distant second with 14% of the pie.  We have two startups on the list that went with a new domain extension for their companies: legal artificial intelligence company Lari is on a .Digital domain and India-based e-commerce company Elize went with a .Club domain name.

Some domain names that I like on this week’s list include those of Huya.com which is China’s leading interactive broadcast platform. The company just raised a staggering $75 million in funding.  It has become very common for start-ups, especially when they are consumer facing, to name their company with a first name.  That’s why I also like California-based cyber security startup Rubica who operates from the matching Rubica.com domain name.  Last, but certainly not least there’s eVote, a startup still in beta that promises to make it easier for companies to gather feedback and votes. The eVote.com domain name was first registered in 1995 and used to be a developed site related to politics until 2007.

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
CSquaredVenture$100,000,000CSquared.com.com
Huya.comSeries A$75,000,000Huya.com.com
LeonVenture$32,420,000LeonRestaurants.co.uk.co.uk
BiomxSeries A$24,000,000Biomx.com.com
Sweet InnVenture$22,000,000SweetInn.com.com
AdditivVenture$21,160,000Additiv.com.com
XontogenySeries A$15,000,000Xontogeny.com.com
NumeratedSeries A$9,000,000Numerated.com.com
Social NativeSeed$8,000,000SocialNative.com.com
TaraliteVenture$6,300,000Taralite.com.com
RubicaSeed$5,600,000Rubica.com.com
RobocathVenture$5,220,000Robocath.com.com
SunSystem TechnologyVenture$5,000,000SSTSolar.com.com
Wander BeautySeries A$4,500,000WanderBeauty.com.com
UbcoVenture$3,950,000UbcoBikes.com.com
eVoteSeed$3,000,000eVote.com.com
In2lyticsSeries A$3,000,000in2lytics.com.com
AKUASeed$3,000,000Akua-LLC.com.com
AptaTargetsVenture$2,990,000AptaTargets.com.com
EverfestSeed$2,500,000Everfest.com.com
QupitalSeed$2,000,000Qupital.com.com
HouwzerSeed$2,000,000Houwzer.com.com
MoBerriesVenture$1,990,000MoBerries.com.com
Granite MediaSeed$1,900,000GraniteMedia.com.com
Reality AISeed$1,700,000Reality.ai.ai
ShippitSeries A$1,630,000Shippit.com.com
MarboticSeed$1,500,000Marbotic.fr.fr
IronCore LabsSeed$1,500,000IronCoreLabs.com.com
0glassSeries A$1,450,0000glass.cn.cn
WizenozeVenture$1,440,000Wizenoze.com.com
Paygo EnergyVenture$1,430,000PaygoEnergy.org.org
Funding Wonder, IncSeed$1,400,000FundingWonder.com.com
restb AI - Cognitive Computer VisionSeed$1,310,000RestB.ai.ai
Precognitive IncSeed$1,250,000Precognitive.io.io
Oppsource - Sales Development SoftwareVenture$1,220,000Oppsource.com.com
KarnottSeed$1,220,000Karnott.fr.fr
AccernSeed$1,200,000Accern.com.com
Mining for MiraclesVenture$1,160,000MiningForMiracles.org.org
Apostrophe, IncSeed$1,150,000ApostropheHealth.com.com
DIB HotelVenture$1,140,000DiBHotel.com.com
AllPlantsVenture$1,030,000AllPlants.com.com
Traverse DataSeed$1,000,000TraverseData.com.com
SingleOps LLCSeed$1,000,000SingleOps.com.com
EV HiveSeed$800,000EVHive.co.co
ShowifyVenture$510,300Showify.me.me
LulabopSeed$500,000Lulabop.com.com
ZaptySeed$500,000Zapty.com.com
Mink CampersSeed$450,000MinkCampers.is.is
ZalsterVenture$341,120Zalster.com.com
UrbanWineBoxVenture$147,740UrbanWineBox.com.com
PetMioAngel$100,000PetMio.com.com
DealSmashVenture$84,420DealSmash.co.co
NamecoinVenture$33,320Namecoin.info.info
EzCredSeed$15,500EzCred.in.in
TravelspiceSeries AUndisclosedTravelSpice.com.com
UnboundSeedUndisclosedUnboundBox.com.com
NooBaaVentureUndisclosedNoobaa.com.com
HealthSutraSeedUndisclosedHealthSutra.in.in
DeePhi TechSeries AUndisclosedDeephi.com.com
PumpKartSeedUndisclosedPumpKart.com.com
N2W SoftwareVentureUndisclosedN2ws.com.com
DapresyVentureUndisclosedDapresy.com.com
Vernacular.aiSeedUndisclosedVernacular.ai.ai
LARISeedUndisclosedLari.Digital.digital
RiceSeedUndisclosedRiceMedia.co.co
CellAgeSeedUndisclosedCellAge.org.org
Atc Aluvation TechnologySeedUndisclosedAluvation.com.com
Asura Financial TechnologiesVentureUndisclosedAsuraFin.com.com
ContiamoVentureUndisclosedContiamo.com.com
ElizeSeedUndisclosedElize.Club.club
Dragonfly TherapeuticsVentureUndisclosedDragonFlyTX.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 the first round of angel, seed, Series A or Venture funding and exclude companies that raised private equity or Series B and beyond funding rounds. 

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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 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.

2 thoughts on “71 newly funded startups and their domain names: Huya.com, Rubica.com, eVote.com

  1. It’s always valuable to gain insight into the strategies that start-ups use for finding their domains and raising funds.

    CNBC just covered how Lystable the recruitment engine has just rebranded to Kalo.

    They abandoned advice from a consulting firm and went with “Kalo” and there is a very funny story related about how the CEO found the name:

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/28/lystable-rebrands-as-kalo-building-linkedin-for-contractors.html

    Kalo.com was already taken though, and the article doesn’t mention that the company has gone with KaloHQ.com

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