Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 16.

I am a bit late with this weeks report as I am working from Groningen, the Netherlands to meet with Efty co-founder Lionel and to catch up with family and friends. Funding activity was a bit slow this week as we saw 44 startups raise a combined 40+ million in seed and angel funding. We’re seeing quite a colorful mix of TLDs this week as .com “only” accounts for 68% of this weeks domain extension choices. COBI (which stands for connected bike) is the very first funded startup this year to use a .bike domain and the fourth company so far this year that uses a new gTLD for their website address. They picked up 4 million dollar in seed funding which also makes them the top fundraiser together with charity donating platform Pledgeling that uses the matching domain name. None of this weeks startups launched with a real premium domain but I personally quite like social video advertising platform

Here’s this weeks list:

Name Funding Amount Domain TLD
Pledgeling Seed $4,000,000 .com
Jualo Seed Undisclosed .com
haystagg Seed $600,000 .com
COBI Seed $4,000,000 .bike
Viralize Seed Undisclosed .com
Tray Seed $2,200,000 .io
UrbanClap Seed $1,600,000 .com
ebindle Inc. Seed Undisclosed .com
Easy-Point Seed $80,000 .com
Zikher Inc. Seed Undisclosed .com
SugarsGone Seed $100,000 .com Seed Undisclosed .co
3TEN8 Seed $1,700,000 3ten8. com .com
Signatureit Seed $646,770 .com
Vaavud Seed $700,000 .com
Livaza Seed Undisclosed .com
musicyou Seed $322,774 .co
TheSquareFoot Seed $2,000,000 .com
Taskbob Seed $1,200,000 .com
Taplet Seed $1,000,000 .com
kibow Seed $840,000 .asia
Poachable Seed $750,000 .co
Intelligent Optimisations Angel $1,399,000 .io
Decibol, Inc Seed $54,000 .com
Common Ledger Seed $1,000,000 .com
VivaLing Seed $500,000 .com
Botlink Seed $500,000 .io
Ascend Consumer Finance Seed $1,500,000 .com
GutMojo Angel Undisclosed .com
Phantom Cyber Seed $2,700,000 .us
gamesGRABR Seed $665,000 .com
emotionsAR Seed $322,500 .com
The Porter Seed $500,000 .in Seed $1,000,000 .tv
Nayi Disha Studios Seed $320,000 .com
WhatWeLike Seed Undisclosed .co
Commeasure Seed $1,000,000 .com
Friendly Score Seed $375,000 .com
Adthena Seed $1,500,000 .com
Cloapp Seed $300,000 .com
CapriCoast Seed $1,300,000 .com
ProFundCom Angel $745,700 .net
Leviticus Cardio Seed $1,500,000 .com
Wingz Angel $2,000,000 .me

Funding data is based on online reporting and DNgeek can not 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.

2 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 16.

  1. is for rent/sell at
    We got many serious purchase requests but I do not remember this startup.

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