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 OneDrop.today

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 EciPay.com .com
Saama Series A $35,000,000 Saama.com .com
Qnergy Series A $20,000,000 Qnergy.com .com
16WiFi Series A $15,000,000 16WiFi.com .com
Nano Dimension Venture $12,000,000 Nano-di.com .com
VisionChina Media Inc Series A $11,500,000 VisionChina.tv .tv
Medwell Ventures Series A $10,000,000 MedwellVentures.com .com
S4M Series A $8,000,000 S4M.io .io
OneDrop Series A $8,000,000 OneDrop.today .today
SQream Technologies Venture $7,400,000 Sqream.com .com
Cockroach Labs Seed $6,300,000 CockroachLabs.com .com
Veeba Foods Venture $6,000,000 Veeba.in .in
Speexx Series A $5,000,000 Speexx.com .com
Zentera Systems Series A $4,900,000 Zentera.net .net
Greensmith Energy Venture $4,900,000 GreensmithEnergy.com .com
KURE Corp Venture $4,700,000 KureSociety.com .com
HWTrek Series A $4,000,000 HWTrek.com .com
Propstack Series A $3,000,000 Propstack.com .com
Hive9 Series A $2,700,000 Hive9.com .com
LaunchDarkly Venture $2,500,000 LaunchDarkly.com .com
Symbiotix Biotherapies Grant $2,300,000 Symbiotix-bio.com .com
Lully Seed $2,100,000 LullySleep.com .com
Podium Data Seed $2,000,000 PodiumData.com .com
Virtul Software Systems Seed $2,000,000 VirtualSoftwareSystems.com .com
Reload Studios Seed $2,000,000 Reload-Studios.com .com
Orbitera, Inc Seed $2,000,000 Orbitera.com .com
LASSO Angel $1,800,000 LassoWorkforce.com .com
Experfy Seed $1,500,000 Experfy.com .com
Doorman Seed $1,500,000 Doorman.co .co
upmysport Seed $1,500,000 upmysport.com .com
Propel(x) Seed $1,500,000 Propelx.com .com
Anthem Vault Seed $1,500,000 AnthemVault.com .com
PennyOwl Seed $1,300,000 PennyOwl.com .com
FourKites Seed $1,300,000 FourKites.com .com
Vidooly Seed $1,000,000 Vidooly.com .com
Entropix Seed $1,000,000 Entropix.com .com
AmnioLife Series A $833,000 AmnioLife.com .com
Proviera Seed $550,000 Proviera.com .com
44LAB5 Seed $450,000 44lab5.com .com
LeanLaw Venture $400,000 LeanLaw.co .co
Tracks Seed $345,000 GetOnTracks.com .com
WealthArc, Inc Seed $300,000 WealthArc.com .com
Customer Clever Seed $228,600 CustomerClever.co.uk .co.uk
PinEventz Seed $200,000 PinEventz.com .com
The Little Black Book Seed $150,000 TheLittleBlackBookApp.com .com
TBX Group, Inc Angel $110,000 TheTBXGroup.com .com
FitTube Seed $10,000 FitTube.tv .tv
SMAC Factory Seed Undisclosed SmacFactory.com .com
LiveOnDemand Venture Undisclosed LiveOnDemand.com .com
Uniphore Venture Undisclosed Uniphore.com .com
Ijendu.com Seed Undisclosed ijendu.com .com
MyPoolin Seed Undisclosed MyPoolin.com .com
Equippo Seed Undisclosed Equippo.com .com
Bookme.pk Seed Undisclosed Bookme.pk .pk
Urban Massage Seed Undisclosed UrbanMassage.com .com
Qymatix Solutions Angel Undisclosed Qymatix.de .de
Ask Genie Seed Undisclosed AskGenie.co.uk .co.uk
Scaffolder Seed Undisclosed Scaffolder.io .io
mktouch Seed Undisclosed mktouch.com.br .com.br
Vocalizr Series A Undisclosed Vocalizr.com .com
WeCrewt Seed Undisclosed WeCrewt.com .com
Snipclip Angel Undisclosed SnipclipApp.com .com
Megajosh Seed Undisclosed Megajosh.com .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 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.

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.
    Michael

  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 Razorfish.com.

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