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 Pledging.com domain name. None of this weeks startups launched with a real premium domain but I personally quite like social video advertising platform Viralize.com

Here’s this weeks list:

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

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

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

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