We have a list of 67 new companies that raised $290,506,890 in funding last week. More than 71% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the usual runner up spot with a little over 13% of the list. There are three startups that chose to launch with one of the many new extensions: a .Coop and two .Tech
I’m glad to see some quality domain names back on the list after a couple of meager weeks. First and foremost we have fintech company Capital.com which operates a mobile trading app that allows its customers to invest in various financial instruments with the use of AI. The startup raised a cool $25M in funding and uses the ultra-premium Capital.com domain name. Next up we have workflow automation startup Workato. I like this as a strong invented brand name that is easy to say and spell. It looks like the company was able to hand-register the matching Workato.com domain name when they launched back in 2013. Last up we have LuggageHero, a luggage storage startup from Denmark that offers left luggage services to travelers using local shops. I’ve written about the use of the Hero suffix in two-keyword brands a couple of weeks ago.
Here’s this weeks list: (more…)