65 newly funded startups and their domain names: FullHarvest.com, SalesWhale.com, TaskRookie.com

We have a list of 65 startup companies that raised $308,321,160 in funding last week. More than 67% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with just over 12% of the list. There are four startups that went with one of the many new extensions: one .Care, a .Games, a .Tech and a .Space  – that’s the same amount of companies that launched with a .io domain.

We have a terrible list of domains this week but some domains I still like include those of San Fransisco-based B2B platform Full Harvest which helps growers get the most out of a harvest and food companies save money by bringing farm excess to market. They operate from the matching FullHarvest.com domain name which was previously owned by BuyDomains.com. Then there’s Saleswhale, another Californian startup that built an intelligent sales assistant to help companies handle inbound leads and reignite stale prospects. The matching Saleswhale.com domain name was listed for $2495 on HugeDomains.com according to Archive.org. Last up we have Austrian startup Taskrookie which is an online marketplace to outsource daily tasks to your local community. The company uses their matching .com which seems to be hand registered last year.

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82 newly funded startups and their domain names: Upgrade.com, FastFox.com, WordPlay.com

Funding activity was down again this week as we saw 82 startup companies raise $308,293,780 in funding. More than 63% of these startup companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a strong second with a 25% piece of the pie. We have not one, single startup that chose to go to market with one of the new domain name extension this month but we do see two companies making use from the sTLD’s .Coop and .Aero

Some domains I like this week include those of San Fransisco-based Upgrade which is a lending company that offers a credit monitoring through its platform for free. The company recently raised a whopping $60M Series A funding round and owns the ultra-premium Upgrade.com domain name. Then we have India-based home rental startups FastFox. Their website at the matching FastFox.com domain allows home seekers to check pictures and in-depth information about 1000s of real time available properties, schedule house visits and finalize with the landlord.  Last up we have WordPlay, a Pennsylvania-based developer of educational game apps using the matching WorldPlay.com domain name.

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95 newly funded startups and their domain names: Tula.com, LightForm.com, Vida.co.uk

Funding activity was up again for the 2nd week in a row as we tracked 95 startup companies raise $434,139,180 in funding. More than 64% of these startup companies comes to market with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a strong second with a 20% piece of the pie. Four startups chose to launch with one of the new domain names. One .Art, one .Care, one .Fund and a .Travel

Some domains I like this week include those of New York-based skincare brand Tula that owns the matching Tula.com domain name which is the Sanskrit word for “balance”. A fantastic CVCV domain sold for just $6,399 on NameJet back in 2008. Then there’s San Fransisco-based Lightform which is the first computer made for projected augmented reality. The startup owns the exact match domain which was first registered all the way back in 1997. Last up we have Vida, a UK company providing a platform at the Vida.co.uk ccTLD which enables users to find carers for themselves and their loved ones. Vida means “life” in Spanish. The Vida.com domain was sold twice on NameJet for ~$50,000 in 2008 en 2013 and later sold by domain name brokerage and investment firm Media Options to a San Fransisco-based healthcare startup for an undisclosed sum.

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60 newly funded startups and their domain names: Pugz.com, Indi.com, Zently.com

Funding activity was up significantly from last week as we tracked 60 startup companies raise $316,683,520 in venture funding. Just over 65% of these startup companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a distant second again around 20%. The new extensions have two entries on the list this week with one .Exchange and a .Work

Not many domains jumped out to me this week but some name + domain name combos that I kind of like are those of wireless earphones maker Pugz which sells it’s products directly from the matching Pugz.com domain. The best name on the list by miles is that of California-based Indi which is an engagement commerce video platform for brands operating from the very nice indi.com domain name which sold for $22,300 in 2007 on SnapNames and then a few years later for a nice $115,000 via DomainNameSales (Uniregistry market). Last up there’s Zently, another startup from California that is a rental space management solution provider that offers a mobile app to help property renters and owners live in harmony.

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69 newly funded startups and their domain names: CarSwitch.com, Correlate.com, OptionSpace.com

We have a list of 69 startup companies that raised $232,815,460 in funding last week. More than 72% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with just over 10% of the list. There are three startups that went with one of the new extensions: one .Solutions, a .Space and a .Vision

Some domains I like this week include those of the Dubai-based used car marketplace CarSwitch which can be found at the matching CarSwitch.com. Then we have Oslo-based productivity tool Correlate which provides a single place to map out, visualize, share and control online files across your cloud drives. The company operates from the premium Correlate.com domain which easily is the best domain name on the list this week.  Last up we have optionspace, a Berlin startups that is operating an online booking platform for flexible office spaces. Think AirBnB for offices. They can be found at the matching OptionSpace.com domain name.

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78 newly funded startups and their domain names: Garrison.com, Endor.com, Current.com

Funding activity was down a bit last week as we tracked 78  startups raise $264,541,810 in venture funding. As usual, the vast majority of these new companies launched with a .com address, 75%.  The ccTLD claimed the second spot again with a little over 11% of the pie. There are four startups that went with one of the new extensions: one .Clinic, a .Blue and two .Club’s

Some domains I like this week include those of the London-based cybersecurity firm Garrison Technology which owns the prestigious exact match Garrison.com address. Then we have Tel Aviv-based predictive software platform Endor that lets business users ask any predictive question and get high-quality results in minutes instead of months. The Endor.com domain was picked up for just $515 on NameJet back in 2014.  Last but not least we have Current, a financial technology company that provides collaborative banking solutions and does so from the ultra=premium Current.com domain. The domain name used to be developed in what seems to be some sort of video news site in a previous life.

 

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64 newly funded startups and their domain names: WorkJam.com, LocusLabs.com, PR.co

Funding activity was up significantly from last week as we tracked 64 startups raise $336,362,910 in venture funding. The number of companies which launched with a .com address is down a bit with 59% this week and the ccTLDs claimed the usual second spot with 19% of the pie. We have four startups that chose to launch with a new domain name extensions: .Care, .Careers, .City and one .Online

Some name + domain name combos that I like this week are those of Canada-based WorkJam which is an enterprise software that allows way to communicate with employees who aren’t sitting at a desk such as shift-based and hourly workers. I also like San-Fransisco based LocusLabs which provides an indoor location platform enabling applications across mobile, IoT and robotics. Last but certainly not least we have Pr.co which is a public relations toolkit based out of Amsterdam that enables users to create pressrooms, publish press releases, and pitch them to media contacts.

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68 newly funded startups and their domain names: SocialAcademy.com, FriendBase.com, Requestify.com

Funding activity was down significantly last week as we tracked 68 startups raise $162,473,860 in venture funding. As usual, the vast majority of these new companies launched with a .com address, 70%.  The ccTLD claimed the second spot again with a little over 10% of the pie. There are two startups that chose to launch with one of the new extensions: one .Global and a .World

There aren’t any exceptional domain names to be seen on this weeks list but some I like are those from Social Academy, an Italy-based platform for people to discover learning opportunities at SocialAcademy.com.  I also like virtual chat application Friendbase and Oslo-based Requestify which makes it possible to request songs during social events. Both own the matching .com domain name.

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72 newly funded startups and their domain names: MsParis.com, MealPal.com, WireTap.com

Thanks to a monster round of Series A funding by Singapore-based data center AirTrunk the total amount of funding raised was up significantly from last week again as we saw 72 startup companies raise $650,917,840 in cash. More than 61% of these startups launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a strong second with almost 22%. The new extensions have four entries on the list this week: One .Global, a .Land, a .Lat and one .Tech

Some name + domain name combos that I like this week are those of Chinese online fashion rental company Ms Paris which can be found at the matching MsParis.com address.  I also like New York-based MealPal, a subscription service that provides members with affordable daily lunch options from restaurants near where they live or work. Last but not least we have cybersecurity startups WireTap, a company that interfaces with social networks to allow companies to safely grow, learn from and secure their social interactions. According to NameBio the WireTap.com domain name first sold for $5,301 on Sedo in 2011, then for $14,100 on NameJet in 2015 and most recently for $20,000 via Uniregistry last year.

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79 newly funded startups and their domain names: GlobalShares.com, ShelfEngine.com, Pilot.co

Funding activity was up significantly from last week as we tracked 79 startup companies raise $381,357,700 in venture funding. Just over 74% of these startup companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a distant second again around 11%. The new extensions have two entries on the list this week with one .Media and a .Space.

Nothing really jumped out to me this week but some name + domain name combos that I kind of like are those of Irish financial consulting services company Global Shares which uses the exact match GlobalShares.com domain name, Seattle-based Shelf Engine which builds a powerful prediction engine that recommends retailers what to order everyday and last but not least we have Pilot, which is a marketplace on Pilot.co where companies hire contract developers and designers.

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