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
Here’s this weeks list: (more…)