Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 4.

This week we saw a total of 42 startups announce seed or angel investment which is slightly up from last week when we looked at 38 newly funded startups and their domain names.  More than 71% of this weeks startups launched on a .com domain with .io being a very distant 2nd with 3 startups opting for this extension.

With $6,000,000 in seed funding, healthcare technology company Vital tops this weeks list in terms of funding.  The company is using a .co domain while the .com version was first registered in 1994 and is currently owned by Vital Technologies Inc, a company based in Texas, USA that currently forwards the domain to one of their sites. Runner up with $5,000,000 in funding is software platform insert. The company launched on a .io domain while the .com is currently listed for sale on Afternic for $150,000 and owned by IP attorneys Greenberg & Lieberman. With 5M in the bank I would grab the .com straight away at that price if I were insert.

The award for worst name this week goes to Viuing.  A very difficult to pronounce, hard to spell and impossible to remember name imo. My advice would be to use some of that funding to come up with a better name for their company.

Name Funding Amount Domain TLD
Vital Seed $6,000,000 Vital.co .co
Sign2Pay Angel $696,900 Sign2Pay.com .com
upclose Angel $800,000 upclose.me .me
FilterEasy Seed $1,200,000 FilterEasy.com .com
Pnyks, Inc Angel Undisclosed Pnyks.com .com
Stream.io Inc Seed $118,000 GetStream.io .io
BTD AD Network Seed $100,000 BTCADNetwork.com .com
Kitchen Stories Seed $1,800,000 KitchenStories.de .de
SiamSquared Technologies Seed $800,000 SiamSquared.com .com
Supermercato24 Seed $601,200 Supermercato24.it .it
PlumPrint Seed $1,000,000 PlumPrint.com .com
Spreedly Seed $899,700 Spreedly.com .com
Lift Digital Seed $1,000,000 LiftSession.com .com
Eat Seed $300,000 EatApp.co .co
Luxalia Seed $150,500 Luxalia.it .it
Viuing Seed $811,400 Viuing.com .com
Selvera.com Seed $1,000,000 Selvera.com .com
Sentiance Seed $2,000,000 Sentiance.com .com
Knit Seed Undisclosed KnitApp.co.in .co.in
Bastille Networks Angel $1,000,000 BastilleNetworks.com .com
True Link Financial Seed $3,400,000 TrueLinkFinancial.com .com
truedash Seed $385,000 truedash.com .com
Brandfolder Seed $2,000,000 Brandfolder.com .com
HAIRCVT Seed Undisclosed HAIRCVT.com .com
Sawerly Seed $211,000 Sawerly.com .com
Farm Hill Seed $1,000,000 FarmHill.com .com
Goodvid.io Seed $347,500 Goodvid.io .io
ChatGrape Seed $1,300,000 ChatGrape.com .com
Snaptrip Seed $1,000,000 SnapTrip.com .com
Jobyourlife Seed $694,500 Jobyourlife.com .com
saltDNA Seed $3,000,000 saltDNA.com .com
Agrariya Angel $100,000 Agrariya.com .com
Firmaiya.com Angel $100,000 Firmaiya.com .com
Quotiful Seed Undisclosed Quotiful.com .com
HealthyWorld.in Seed $200,000 HealthyWorld.in .in
insert Seed $5,000,000 insert.io .io
Digsy Seed Undisclosed GetDigsy.com .com
CloudCodes Seed $100,000 CloudCodes.com .com
Collabco Seed $378,500 Collabco.co.uk .co.uk
Singspiel Seed $350,000 GetSingspiel.com .com
Aoliday Seed $1,500,000 Aoliday.com .com
Status Seed $250,000 TryStatus.com .com

Funding data is based on online reporting and DNgeek can’t guarantee 100% accuracy. To compile this list we only include companies that raised seed or angel funding and exclude companies that raised venture, private equity or series A and beyond funding rounds. 

Doron Vermaat

Doron has over a decade of professional experience in marketing and business development for technology startups in both Europe and Asia. He is the product guy behind domain name management software, Efty and the founder of High West a specialized recruiter for tech and digital talent. In his spare time, he moonlights as a domain name investor. He lives in bustling Hong Kong with his wife Fay, daughter Isla and their rescue dog Pepper.

8 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 4.

  1. Thank you for sharing this info. It helps to understand start-up domain naming trends. I am curious to know whether those companies with non .com extensions will upgrade to .com or not.

    I am hoping that you will continue this series on startup names. Thank you.

    Just like DNW’s weekly posts (which companies are buying which domains), this series is also must read for every domain investor.

    1. Thanks Krishna. I’ll definitely plan on doing this post once a week. I think a fair share of these companies will upgrade to a .com later on if they have the opportunity and money to do so.

  2. To think that in 2007 my domain video.io was sold at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. for peanuts. Months later the owner even let it expire but I’m so honest that instead of grabbing it… I warned them to renew and didn’t even receive a thank you… I wish I could have the domain now.

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