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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75 newly funded startups and their domain names: Path.org, AlwaysHired.com, Leaseful.com

Funding activity was down as we tracked 75 startup companies raise $195,717,680 in venture funding last week. Just over 66% of these new companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a distant second again around 14%. The new Gs claim 3 entries on the list this week with one .Golf, a .Tech and one .Today

Some name + domain name combos that caught my eye this week are those of Path which is a non-profit global health organization focused on saving lives and improving health, especially among women and children. The company uses Path.org. Next up there’s AlwaysHired, a California-based immersive sales training program that gets people jobs at the best technology companies. Last but not least there’s Leaseful which is the first peer-to-peer marketplace for college subleasing that can be found at the matching Leaseful.com domain name.

 

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88 newly funded startups and their domain names: Rush.co.uk, Noodle.com, SelectJobs.com

We have a list of 88 startup companies this week that raised $212,884,880 in venture funding. 66% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with a 17% share.  There are three startups on this list that chose a new gTLD for their domain name: Financial services startup Digital Finance which uses Digit.Finance, big data discovery platform Siren Solutions which can be found at Siren.Solutions and there’s Neue Labs, the makers of rapid product development tool, Automat which uses Automat.Space as a forward.

Some domain names I like on this week’s list include those of UK-based hair and beauty brand Rush Hair & Beauty which uses the short Rush.co.uk domain name,  US-based Noodle, an organization that helps students and families make better education decisions that can be found at Noodle.com and Selectjobs, a Mumbai-based provider of blue collar jobs using the matching SelectJobs.com domains.

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85 newly funded startups and their domain names: Nuna.com, Upside.com, CoolCompany.com

I’m on my way home after a very successful NamesCon conference and writing this post from the airport of one of the world’s biggest tech and startup hubs in the world: San Fransisco. We have a list of 85 startup companies for you this week that raised $401,619,290 in funding last week. 62% of these companies is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the usual second spot again with a solid 27% of the list. We have three startups on the list this week that went with a new domain extension for their website, including mobile broadcasting and live streaming video platform Kitty Live which raised a whopping $21M and is using a .Live domain name for their website.

Domain names I like on this list include those of San Fransisco-based Nuna, which works with government and employers to improve how people use healthcare through data. The company uses the matching Nuna.com domain name. Next up we have Washington-based Upside, a startup which describes itself as a new kind of travel company that is turning the way we buy business travel upside down. They can be found at the ultra-premium Upside.com address. I also like Cool Company, a Stockholm-based service provider for self-employed contractors which uses the matching CoolCompany.com domain name which they acquired for $25,000 from Mike Berkens MostWantedDomains.com back in 2014.

Other domain names I like on this list include Deputy.com, EasyMile.com, CashRich.com, Countify.com, StorePower.com and Apana.com

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83 newly funded startups and their domain names: Linkem.com, Trackforce.com, Eelp.com

I’m writing this post from my hotel in Los Angeles where I landed yesterday ahead of NamesCon which kicks off coming Sunday in Las Vegas.  It will be my second NamesCon and I am very much looking forward to what promises to be another fantastic show! We have a pretty big list for you this week with 83 startup companies that raised $496,946,480 in funding last week. 70% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with just over 14% of the list. There are four startups on this list that chose one of the new domain names for their address on the web.

Some domains I liked on this list include those of Linkem,  the fastest growing broadband provider in Italy which raised a whopping $105.7M to accelerate their growth.  The company is using the matching Linkem.com domain name. Next up we have California-based Trackforce which is the leading SaaS solution to manage security activities. The company acquired the matching .com for $5,500 via the Uniregistry platform back in 2015. I also kind off like Eelp!, a startup from Barcelona that builds an app to delegate all personal daily needs busy people have. They can be found on the matching Eelp.com domain name.

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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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