83 newly funded startups and their domain names: Wasabi.com, SilentMode.com, Prefer.com

$316,389,490 in funding was raised by 83 startup companies last week. More than 68% of these companies launched with a .com domain name followed by the ccTLDs with a 16% piece of the pie. This is the second week in a row that there’s not a single startup that chose one of the many new domain name extensions. Startups much rather embrace exotic ccTLDs like .co, .io, .tv and .ai or even prefer an old-fashioned .net domain ending when they can’t get or afford the matching .com than launch with a .whatever

I’m happy to share we have some great domain names on this week’s list again.  First of there’s Boston-based cloud storage startup Wasabi. They compete with giants such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft’s Azure and Google’s Cloud Platform.  They are armed with $8.5M in venture funding and the killer, premium domain name Wasabi.com. Then there’s Silentmode, a still to be launched startup that is registered here in Hong Kong and can be found at the matching SilentMode.com domain name. Last, but certainly not least we have Prefer. A California-based startup that connects service professionals and clients through trusted referrals. They use the premium Prefer.com domain name which was first registered in 1995 and seems to have been parked with GoDaddy since 2013.

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Live.meVenture$60,000,000LiveMe.com.com
Vivet TherapeuticsSeries A$40,950,000Vivet-Therapeutics.com.com
Cannabco Pharmaceutical CorpVenture$24,000,000Cannabco.ca.ca
ImCheck TherapeuticsSeries A$21,810,000ImCheckTherapeutics.com.com
VST EnterprisesVenture$14,730,000VSTEnterprises.com.com
Fumi TechnologySeries A$14,500,000WeBull.com.com
NaturabuyVenture$11,260,000Naturabuy.fr.fr
ExoCoBioSeries A$11,000,000ExoCoBio.com.com
4tigoSeries A$10,000,0004tigo.com.com
Z FactorSeries A$9,050,000ZFactor.co.uk.co.uk
Decibel InsigntSeries A$9,000,000Decibelinsight.com.com
Wasabi Technologies, IncVenture$8,500,000Wasabi.com.com
Back MarketVenture$7,640,000BackMarket.fr.fr
Prevent BiometricsVenture$6,000,000PreventBiometrics.com.com
Loom SystemsSeries A$6,000,000LoomSystems.com.com
Wavedash GamesSeries A$6,000,000WaveDash.com.com
Fortem TechnologiesSeed$5,500,000FortemTech.com.com
Cars45Series A$5,000,000Cars45.com.com
Brinton PharmaceuticalsVenture$4,000,000BrintonHealth.com.com
Inked BrandsSeries A$4,000,000InkedBrands.com.com
PapierVenture$3,890,000Papier.com.com
DevicareSeed$3,280,000Devicare.com.com
ReThink MedicalSeries A$3,000,000RethinkMedical.com.com
DBS SystemSeries A$2,520,000DBS-System.ch.ch
GrowlabsSeed$2,200,000Growlabs.com.com
RateGravityVenture$2,030,000RateGravity.com.com
Adaptive SimulationsVenture$1,640,000AdaptiveSimulations.com.com
Fastdata.ioSeed$1,500,000Fastdata.io.io
UbamarketSeed$1,130,000Ubamarket.com.com
Pen StoreVenture$1,130,000PenStore.com.com
ViZi Health SolutionsSeed$1,100,000ViziHealthSolutions.com.com
AlpifyVenture$1,090,000Alpify.com.com
PresonoSeed$1,090,000Presono.com.com
MedicooVenture$1,020,000Medicoo.se.se
InDebtedSeed$1,000,000Indebted.io.io
EllweeVenture$825,900Ellwee.com.com
ConveniaSeed$789,570Convenia.com.br.com.br
Confiance Medical S/ASeries A$788,160ConfianceMedical.com.br.com.br
GoodsMartSeries A$750,000GoodsMartEgypt.com.com
MindeskSeed$730,550MindDeskVR.com.com
Booking LiveVenture$646,000BookingLive.com.com
Empowered Homes (Mysa)Seed$600,000GetMysa.com.com
AdvrtySeed$570,000Advrty.com.com
Agapi ClubVenture$566,590AgapiBoating.com.com
MediCheckVenture$531,740Medicheck.se.se
WeglotSeed$450,000Weglot.com.com
Invierte con ExpertosSeed$400,000InvierteConExpertos.mx.mx
WeView GmbHSeed$392,570WeView.tv.tv
ZippServSeed$389,040ZippServ.com.com
ImpathiQSeed$350,000Impathiq.com.com
BalanceSeed$233,640Balance-theclub.com.com
JaleesaSeed$200,000Jaleesa.co.co
Smart TransferSeed$154,210SmartTransfer.co.co
ZenSportsAngel$135,000ZenSports.com.com
DeligateVenture$90,630Deligate.se.se
AtakamaSeed$70,000Atakama.io.io
5centsCDN Inc.Seed$65,8905CentsCDN.net.net
FlatboxSeed$50,000Flatbox.co.co
Buy BuddySeed$50,000BuyBuddy.co.co
InguinSeedUndisclosedInguin.in.in
SUNUP Insurance Services LLCSeedUndisclosedSunupInsurance.com.com
UACTIVSeedUndisclosedUactiv.com.com
Texas Crop ScienceVentureUndisclosedTexasCropScience.com.com
SalesHoodSeries AUndisclosedSalesHood.com.com
Good Methods GlobalSeries AUndisclosedGoodMethodsGlobal.com.com
i-lendSeedUndisclosedi-lend.in.in
HealthmirSeedUndisclosedHealthmir.com.com
Legends HospitalityVentureUndisclosedLegends.net.net
LightOnSeedUndisclosedLighton.io.io
SpirohomeSeedUndisclosedSpirohome.io.io
Dealcha!SeedUndisclosedDealcha.com.com
BoombastisSeedUndisclosedBoombastis.com.com
SilentmodeSeedUndisclosedSilentMode.com.com
CreatorIQSeries AUndisclosedCreatorIQ.com.com
HueCore Inc.SeedUndisclosedHueCore.com.com
PreferSeries AUndisclosedPrefer.com.com
Terminal 49SeedUndisclosedTerminal49.com.com
Revere IntelligenceSeedUndisclosedRevere.ai.ai
Smile IdentitySeedUndisclosedSmileidentity.com.com
OweYaaAngelUndisclosedOweYaa.com.com
InRoad ToysSeries AUndisclosedInroadToys.com.com
Global SportsSeedUndisclosedGlobalSportsFunds.com.com
TenstorrentSeedUndisclosedTenstorrent.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 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.

3 thoughts on “83 newly funded startups and their domain names: Wasabi.com, SilentMode.com, Prefer.com

  1. Is that a typo for first listed co? Live.me uses miveme.com and does not own live.me? I really hope they haven’t called themselves Live.me and operating off liveme.com… Live.me under whois privacy.

    1. Yeah, this baffled me as well. As far as I know, they do not own the Live.me domain name. This has been discussed on another blog previously but I can’t remember which one.

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