51 newly funded startups and their domain names: FastJet.com, MyDevices.com, Colibo.com

I want to thank everyone that reached out to me offering their help with compiling the weekly list. I have found somebody that will work with me on this moving forward so I am happy to share we can continue publishing this series.  Last week we saw 51 startups kick off the year with a combined $426,856,970 in funding. More than 78% of these companies launched with a .com domain name for their website followed by the ccTLDs with more than 15% of the list. There is not a single startup so far this year that went with a new domain extension.

Some domain names I like on this week’s list include those of Africa’s first pan-continental airline, Fastjet which uses the matching Fastjet.com domain name which was picked up for $1,650 on SnapNames back in 2005. Although it;s a little bit descriptive I also like California-based myDevices,  an online platform that provides its users with personalized IoT solutions from the matching myDevices.com domain name. Last up we have Danish social intranet startup Colibo. The company just raised its first major venture funding. It was me who hand-registered the Colibo.com domain name in 2014 and sold it to them via BrandBucket.com a year later for $2,095

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30 newly funded startups and their domain names: InstantPay.in, Adabra.com, Timingg.com,

As expected we have a very small list this week with only 30 startups. Thanks to a monster round of venture funding that was raised by China-based Hsuanzhang, an online financial and tax services provider to small and medium enterprises, a total amount of $54,082,410 in funding was raised by the companies on the list. Exactly 6o% of them launched with a .com domain name followed by the ccTLDs who claimed 26% of the list this week.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any domains on the list this week that I really like so not much to comment on that.

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70 newly funded startups and their domain names: GlobalTix.com, ArtFinder.com, Tiz.com

2017 is going to be a lot busier for me than this year has been and I most likely won’t be able to continue publishing this series unless I find somebody to help me with compiling all newly funded startup data and putting the list together once a week. I can try to find someone from Fiverr or Freelancer.com but I prefer to work with someone who understands domains and ideally is passionate about startups too. If that person sounds like you and you can commit ~3 hours/week please contact me. Obviously, this is a paid gig.

Okay, let’s get on with the list: a whopping $429,608,410 in funding was raised by 70 startup companies last week. More than 67% of them launched with a .com domain name followed by the ccTLDs who claimed 14% of the list this week. Last week we had five but this week there’s not a single company that uses one of the many new domain extension.

Some domains I like this week are those of Singapore-based e-ticketing platform GlobalTix which uses the matching GlobalTix.com domain name, London-based E-commerce startup Artfinder which is an online marketplace at Artfinder.com for people to discover and buy paintings from international artists and galleries and last but certainly not least there’s Tiz, a startup from Chicago that makes it easier for restaurants and bars to order alcohol and operates from the 3-letter .com Tiz.com domain name.

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87 newly funded startups and their domain names: Boom.tv, Privacy.com, TheMemo.com

Merry Christmas everyone! Despite the holiday season a cool $392,558,280 in funding was raised by 87 startup companies last week. More than 67% of them launched with a .com domain name followed by the ccTLDs with a 17% piece of the pie. We have five startups that went with a new domain extension. Taiwan-based live broadcasting platform Meme uses Meme.chat, healthcare startup Reachout uses Reachout.life, open-source data intelligence platform Siren Solutions can be found at Siren.Solutions, medical device company Keen Eye went with KeenEye.tech and India-based food and beverage company Fresh Food Concepts went with JuiceUp.today

Some domains I like this week include those of Boom.tv which is the first 3D live-streaming platform for watching eSports on any device. Then we have New York-based Privacy, a startup that has created a pretty cool software product that keeps your personal information private when making payments online. They own the ultra premium, category killer Privacy.com domain name. Last up there’s UK-based The Memo, an online publication covering technology, innovation and business which you can find at the matching TheMemo.com address

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79 newly funded startups and their domain names: Exclaimer.com, Virteo.com, Pepo.com

A cool $427,869,570 in funding was raised by 79 startup companies last week. More than 63% of them launched using a .com domain name followed by the ccTLDs with a solid 17% of the action. We have three startups that went with a new domain extension: Transportation startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies which raised $30m in funding is using Hyperloop.global and both software development company Jinn Inc and on demand IoT maintenance support platform MapSit Technologies went with a .tech domain.

Some domains I like this week include those of New York-based email software business Exclaimer which owns the matching .com domain (and a large number of matching ccTLD). I also like Belgium-based exchange and management platform Virteo as an example of a good invented name. The Virteo.com domain name sold for a very modest $1,050 at Uniregistry in 2015. Last but not least there’s social messaging platform Pepo. It is a new startup headed by Jason Goldberg, a founder that is most known for previous high-profile startups such as Fab.com and Hem.com. Jason clearly has a good taste when it comes to domain names as he managed to get his hands on the matching Pepo.com domain name for his newest venture.

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84 newly funded startups and their domain names: UpCloud.com, WorkVenture.com, Ytel.com

A whopping $454,072,977 in funding was raised by 84 new startup companies last week. More than 69% of them launched with a .com domain for their address on the web followed by the ccTLDs with a solid 20% of the pie this week.  There’s just one startup that chose one of the new domains: Bengaluru-based emotion recognition startup Entropik has raised $200K in Seed funding from a group of angels and launched on a .space domain name. The company makes software that helps app developers track the emotions and context of their users on the basis of data from their smartphone.

Domain names I like this week are from Helsinki-based cloud hosting company UpCloud which uses the matching UpCloud.com, a domain name they purchased for $100,000 in 2011 at GoDaddy. I also like WorkVenture, a Thailand-based recruiting platform that raised US$420K to match jobseekers to the right jobs using an algorithm. Last but not least, there’s Ytel Inc, a California-based software company that helps businesses communicate to customers and leads by phone, text message, email and direct mail. They own the matching Ytel.com domain name.

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57 newly funded startups and their domain names: Noona.com, PartyHype.com, AdventureBox.com

After a big list with some ultra premium domains last week we have a much smaller list with much more average domains for you this week. $172,831,320 was raised by 57 newly funded startups. More than 68% of these companies is using a .com domain for their website with the ccTLD being the second choice with more than 14%. There’s only one startup on the list that chose a new domain extension and that’s Netherlands-based virtual reality gaming company VRee which uses a .world domain name.

Some domain names I like this week include those of Finish medical device startup Noona Healthcare which uses the matching Noona.com. UK based mobile platform Party Hype that seeks to match partygoers with relevant events in real-time and Stockholm-based video game company Adventure Box. which can be found at the matching AdventureBox.com domain.

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90 newly funded startups and their domain names: Scroll.com, Kit.com, Price.com

$393,341,880 in funding was raised by 90 new startup companies last week. More than 66% of them launched with a .com domain for their address on the web followed by the ccTLDs with just over 12% of the pie this week.  We have three startups that went with a new domain extension: Hustle (which uses Hustle.life), a text distribution tool that allows organizers to start individual, personalized conversations with huge numbers of supporters, Yours, A blockchain-based social network that uses Yours.network and JSX, a cloud computing futures exchange that can be found at JSX.exchange.

There’s not three but four startups this week that managed to secure an ultra premium .com domain to launch with. First off there’s Scroll which is a startup that promises to create a “sustainable experience that puts amazing content in front of engaged users without all the noise” They launched on the matching Scroll.com domain which was acquired trough domain name brokerage firm Media Options just several weeks ago for $150k. Drew Rosener talks about the acquisition and the sale of the domain name in depth in this recent Domain Sherpa review. Then there is Kit, a NY-based startup that allows users to discover, discuss, and get interesting products. The Kit.com domain name they now own was most recently owned by entrepreneur and domain name investor Michael Gleissner (who’s been mainly in the spotlight for a range of bizarre UDRPs as of late) Then we have Price.com, a California -based startup that saves consumers money by aggregating all available shopping options before they make a purchase.

Last but not least we have Renew.com which is a benefits platform for retirees that has yet to be launched.

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49 newly funded startups and their domain names: Greenfly.com, Perq.com, OFD.com

With the US elections demanding everyone’s attention last week, it was a rather slow week in startup land. Only $122,044,940 was raised by 49 new startup companies. Almost 84% of these startups went with a .com domain name for their website with the ccTLD coming in second, claiming around 8% of the pie. We have two companies that chose a new domain extension. ElasticRun, a startup building an Uber for logistics and delivery uses Elastic.run and Dutch web development company Dot.world is using, you guessed it: a .World domain.

Some domains I liked on this list include those of Greenfly, a US technology platform that enables media companies and brands to source and manage video from high-value content creators.They use the matching Greenfly.com domain name which as first registered back in 1997. I also like PERQ, an advertising startup that helps to attract more buyers with incentivized marketing promotions which can be found at Perq.com, another domain name from 1997. Last but not least there’s OFD Foods. It’s not exactly a sexy brand (it’s an acronym for Oregon Freeze Dry) and it’s also not a startup because the company was founded decades ago. But because they just raised their first round of outside capital they’ve made the list and with the OFD.com domain name as their home on the web they can’t be ignored.  (more…)

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70 newly funded startups and their domain names: UrbanVolt.com, DialSource.com, CollegeVine.com

We have a list of 70 startup companies that raised $351,752,990 in funding last week . Exactly 70% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with just over 17% of the list. There are three startups on this list that chose one of the new domain names for their address on the web. Mom.life is a free mobile app that saves new moms from anxiety and aims to give them the parenting knowledge of the entire internet (what about Dads?), social introduction slash dating app Mae went with Mae.social and Wayman, a developer of ERP software for engineering and design firms went for a .software domain name.

The pickings for domain names I liked this week were slim but those that I think are not bad include those of Dublin-based energy-saving LED lighting firm Urban Volt which uses UrbanVolt.com, sales automation startup DialSource which accelerates, manages, and automates your sales or service cycle and uses DialSource.com and then there’s CollegeVine, a provider of one-on-one mentorship and college applications guidance that recently changed it’s name from Admissions Hero. The CollegeVine.com domain name was parked with Sedo until recently but I was not able to find a public sales price for the domain name.

 

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