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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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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