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 .co
Sign2Pay Angel $696,900 .com
upclose Angel $800,000 .me
FilterEasy Seed $1,200,000 .com
Pnyks, Inc Angel Undisclosed .com Inc Seed $118,000 .io
BTD AD Network Seed $100,000 .com
Kitchen Stories Seed $1,800,000 .de
SiamSquared Technologies Seed $800,000 .com
Supermercato24 Seed $601,200 .it
PlumPrint Seed $1,000,000 .com
Spreedly Seed $899,700 .com
Lift Digital Seed $1,000,000 .com
Eat Seed $300,000 .co
Luxalia Seed $150,500 .it
Viuing Seed $811,400 .com Seed $1,000,000 .com
Sentiance Seed $2,000,000 .com
Knit Seed Undisclosed
Bastille Networks Angel $1,000,000 .com
True Link Financial Seed $3,400,000 .com
truedash Seed $385,000 .com
Brandfolder Seed $2,000,000 .com
HAIRCVT Seed Undisclosed .com
Sawerly Seed $211,000 .com
Farm Hill Seed $1,000,000 .com Seed $347,500 .io
ChatGrape Seed $1,300,000 .com
Snaptrip Seed $1,000,000 .com
Jobyourlife Seed $694,500 .com
saltDNA Seed $3,000,000 .com
Agrariya Angel $100,000 .com Angel $100,000 .com
Quotiful Seed Undisclosed .com Seed $200,000 .in
insert Seed $5,000,000 .io
Digsy Seed Undisclosed .com
CloudCodes Seed $100,000 .com
Collabco Seed $378,500
Singspiel Seed $350,000 .com
Aoliday Seed $1,500,000 .com
Status Seed $250,000 .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. In his spare time, he moonlights as a domain name investor or can be seen trail running in one of the many country parks in bustling Hong Kong where he lives 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 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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