67 newly funded startups and their domain names: Muso.com, Pray.com, FashionTrade.com

The summer is causing things to slow down a bit in venture capital land as we only saw $255,651,880 in capital raised by 7867 new startups companies. Over 76% of these companies launched with a .com domain name with the ccTLDs being a very distant second with a share of almost 9%.  After an absence of three weeks, the new domain name extensions made a bit of a comeback this week with three entries on the list including a .Horse domain name!

Despite a rather small list there definitely are a few companies who launched with a great domain name. First, there’s MUSO, A UK-based software company that provides anti-piracy solutions for enterprises. The matching Muso.com was acquired for just $7,915 from Afternic in 2008. Next up we have a California-based startup with the ultra premium domain name Pray.com, the private social networking company describes itself as “a website and mobile app that helps people live with purpose and connect with faith”. Since there isn’t any public sales data on the Pray.com domain name sale I did a bit of research and found this interesting Q&A in which one of the founders of the company shares how they were able to get their hands on such a valuable domain name. He says the sales price was comparable to that of Bible.com but I am unaware of any public sales data on that domain name either. Last up there is Dutch retail startup FashionTrade which is an online fashion marketplace operating at FashionTrade.com where brands and retailers can connect and do their wholesale business online.

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Acessa HealthSeries A$30,000,000AcessaProcedure.com.com
SitehandsVenture$25,000,000SiteHands.com.com
DiffBlueSeries A$22,000,000DiffBlue.com.com
AccscientVenture$20,000,000Accscient.com.com
Dook BookSeries A$18,720,000DookBook.com.com
Autotech VenturesVenture$15,000,000AutoTechVC.com.com
M2i Life SciencesVenture$13,440,000M2i-LifeSciences.com.com
LovesacVenture$10,000,000LoveSac.com.com
AyfieVenture$8,000,000Ayfie.com.com
SynspiraSeed$8,000,000Synspira.com.com
BHSLVenture$7,840,000BHSL.com.com
TechSeeSeries A$7,500,000TechSee.me.me
StashfinSeed$5,000,000Stashfin.com.com
CloboticsSeed$5,000,000Clobotics.com.com
Hug Innovations CorpSeries A$5,000,000HugInnovations.com.com
Dolphin HomesVenture$4,950,000DolphinHomes.co.uk.co.uk
InfarmSeed$4,480,000Infarm.de.de
CabinSeed$3,300,000RideCabin.com.com
MusoSeries A$3,180,000Muso.com.com
Nuance EnergyVenture$3,000,000NuanceEnergy.com.com
TalentWorksVenture$2,400,000Talent.Works.Works
CytovationVenture$2,370,000Cytovation.com.com
IntellectEUVenture$2,280,000IntellectEU.com.com
Tizeti Inc.Seed$2,100,000Tizeti.com.com
Pray.comSeed$2,000,000Pray.com.com
Acquired.ioSeed$2,000,000Acquired.io.io
StdLib (Polybit Inc)Seed$2,000,000StdLib.com.com
Upstream SecuritySeed$2,000,000UpstreamSecurity.com.com
CodemotionVenture$1,680,000CodemotionWorld.com.com
DatarinoVenture$1,590,000Datarino.com.com
POSaBITSeed$1,500,000Posabit.com.com
Universal StandardSeed$1,500,000UniversalStandard.com.com
Tokenize IncVenture$1,500,000Tokenize.com.com
StayawhileSeed$1,500,000StayAWhile.com.com
Oars + AlpsSeed$1,300,000OarsAndAlps.com.com
VendorHawkSeed$1,200,000VendorHawk.io.io
CredoLabSeed$1,000,000CredoLab.com.com
ApicBaseSeed$792,860ApicBase.com.com
Covered InsuranceSeed$700,000ItsCovered.com.com
Barkly PetsSeed$605,000BarklyPets.com.com
VAQSOSeed$600,000Vaqso.com.com
Beauceron SecuritySeed$500,000BeauceronSecurity.com.com
Nuttery EntertainmentVenture$459,920NutteryEntertainment.com.com
By MilesSeed$454,130ByMiles.co.uk.co.uk
FooducerVenture$451,710Fooducer.com.com
ZeeloSeed$450,000Zeelo.co.co
EquilabVenture$402,430Equilab.Horse.horse
Tactus GroupVenture$385,830TactusGroup.com.com
Letme.aiSeed$200,000Letme.ai.ai
FeatherSeed$120,000RentFeather.com.com
AfricanPlanetSeed$100,000AfricanPlanet.org.org
TaskUniteAngel$100,000TaskUnite.com.com
FootlrSeedUndisclosedFootlr.com.com
CyleraSeedUndisclosedCyclera.com.com
AmoebaX Ltd.SeedUndisclosedAmoebax.com.com
MySphereAngelUndisclosedMySphere.link.link
AIMOSeedUndisclosedAimo-Health.com.com
DovuSeedUndisclosedDovu.io.io
LipoSeuticalsSeries AUndisclosedLiposeuticals.com.com
Carbon MastersSeedUndisclosedCarbonMasters.co.uk.co.uk
Grupa PracujVentureUndisclosedGrupaPracuj.pl.pl
Humm.lySeedUndisclosedHumm.ly.ly
FashionTrade.comVentureUndisclosedFashionTrade.com.com
VarmXSeedUndisclosedVarmX.com.com
PlanRadarSeedUndisclosedPlanRadar.com.com
MojiitAngelUndisclosedMojiit.com.com
RentTrackSeries AUndisclosedRentTrack.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 “67 newly funded startups and their domain names: Muso.com, Pray.com, FashionTrade.com

  1. M2iLifeSciences·com at Uniregistry with a $2499 Buy Now price. Whois shows 7/10/17 registration date, same day your post was published. Do you suppose some DB domainer is farming your posts? Timing seems opportunistic.
    TalentWorks·com is one of those early-years labor-of-love sites whose owner seems to have lost interest. I wonder if he’ll get a nice payday out of it.
    ItsCovered·com sold 2/17 at BuyDomains for $1500.
    Nuttery.com is listed at DomainMarket for $39,888 which would probably seem very high to a couple of young Swedish media developers who just landed $459,920 in VC.

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