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.
Here’s this weeks list: (more…)