Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 23.

It was a busy week with 63 new startups raising a combined, 240+ million dollars in funding. More than 77 percent of them chose to launch with a .Com address with the ccTLDs coming in second. Diabetes management iPhone app OneDrop is the second funded startup this quarter that uses a new gTLD. The companies websites can be found at

There’s a lot of dreadful names on this week’s list again so having a great name and domain name doesn’t seem to be all that important these days to raise a significant amount of cash. I might do a recap at the end of the year to see how many funded startups have re-branded or have upgraded their domain name to the exact match .com.

Here’s this week’s list:

Name Funding Amount Domain TLD
ECI Venture $40,000,000 .com
Saama Series A $35,000,000 .com
Qnergy Series A $20,000,000 .com
16WiFi Series A $15,000,000 .com
Nano Dimension Venture $12,000,000 .com
VisionChina Media Inc Series A $11,500,000 .tv
Medwell Ventures Series A $10,000,000 .com
S4M Series A $8,000,000 .io
OneDrop Series A $8,000,000 .today
SQream Technologies Venture $7,400,000 .com
Cockroach Labs Seed $6,300,000 .com
Veeba Foods Venture $6,000,000 .in
Speexx Series A $5,000,000 .com
Zentera Systems Series A $4,900,000 .net
Greensmith Energy Venture $4,900,000 .com
KURE Corp Venture $4,700,000 .com
HWTrek Series A $4,000,000 .com
Propstack Series A $3,000,000 .com
Hive9 Series A $2,700,000 .com
LaunchDarkly Venture $2,500,000 .com
Symbiotix Biotherapies Grant $2,300,000 .com
Lully Seed $2,100,000 .com
Podium Data Seed $2,000,000 .com
Virtul Software Systems Seed $2,000,000 .com
Reload Studios Seed $2,000,000 .com
Orbitera, Inc Seed $2,000,000 .com
LASSO Angel $1,800,000 .com
Experfy Seed $1,500,000 .com
Doorman Seed $1,500,000 .co
upmysport Seed $1,500,000 .com
Propel(x) Seed $1,500,000 .com
Anthem Vault Seed $1,500,000 .com
PennyOwl Seed $1,300,000 .com
FourKites Seed $1,300,000 .com
Vidooly Seed $1,000,000 .com
Entropix Seed $1,000,000 .com
AmnioLife Series A $833,000 .com
Proviera Seed $550,000 .com
44LAB5 Seed $450,000 .com
LeanLaw Venture $400,000 .co
Tracks Seed $345,000 .com
WealthArc, Inc Seed $300,000 .com
Customer Clever Seed $228,600
PinEventz Seed $200,000 .com
The Little Black Book Seed $150,000 .com
TBX Group, Inc Angel $110,000 .com
FitTube Seed $10,000 .tv
SMAC Factory Seed Undisclosed .com
LiveOnDemand Venture Undisclosed .com
Uniphore Venture Undisclosed .com Seed Undisclosed .com
MyPoolin Seed Undisclosed .com
Equippo Seed Undisclosed .com Seed Undisclosed .pk
Urban Massage Seed Undisclosed .com
Qymatix Solutions Angel Undisclosed .de
Ask Genie Seed Undisclosed
Scaffolder Seed Undisclosed .io
mktouch Seed Undisclosed
Vocalizr Series A Undisclosed .com
WeCrewt Seed Undisclosed .com
Snipclip Angel Undisclosed .com
Megajosh Seed Undisclosed .com


Funding data is based on online reporting and DNgeek can not guarantee 100% accuracy. To compile this list we only include companies that raised a first round round of angel, seed, grant, Series A or Venture funding and exclude companies that raised private equity or series B 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.

7 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 23.

  1. Hello Doron,

    We follow you every week, good info here. A recap at end of year to see rebranding would be very enlightening. Interestingly, a lot of their startup names look like they would be available for sale in .com and are valued at zero.

    Thanks again for your update.

  2. Maybe in one of your posts you could explain for startups newbies what is Seed, Serie A, Serie B, Serie C, … Angel, Venture, … And tell us the differences, and anything you know so we better understand these posts and better appreciate depending the funding if it’s money they haven they going have, they can spend as they want, … to see what are our domain sales chances ina short term.

    Thanks in advance!

  3. The names are so bad that you should rename this series “Newly funded startups and their HORRIBLE domain names”

    It makes me wonder if they are standing out to investors because of their bad domain names. Name it good and get no attention but name it bad and stand out from the crowd. Makes sense in a crazy kind of way.

  4. They are domain specialists not a financial specialists.
    If you don’t understand it you should call your stock broker or someone who is familiar with these terms. Don’t waste DNgeek time

  5. As I understand, One Drop is an app hosted on Onedrop.Today but the company is Razorfish on its corporate site of

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