Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 24.

It was another busy week with just under 250 million dollars in funding raised by 72 new startup companies.  More than 76% of them launched with a .com address with .co as a distant second with 5.5% of the TLD pie. There are still quite a few questionable naming choices on this week’s list but there’s also a couple of great name + domain combos. First of all there’s Boxful, a startup from my hometown Hong Kong that raised $6.6M for i’ts storage on-demand service. The company bought the matching Boxful.com domain name from Sedo for $4,000. Another name I like is LoanHero, a marketplace lender that closed a 1.7 million Seed round. They acquired the matching .com domain name for just $2,500 in a private transaction last year. I love names ending with Hero and have turned down offers well into the four figures for similar names in my portfolio such as ResumeHero and HomeworkHero. Another company that caught my eye is on-demand laundry startup Rinse, The company owns the exact match domain Rinse.com and according to Namebio it was purchased from Snapnames for only $14,830 in 2009.

Other startups that use domain names acquired in the aftermarket are Alert Media (AlertMedia.com went for $3,250 on Afternic) and Jott Messenger which bought Jott.com from GoDaddy for $42,500.

Here’s this week’s list: 

Name Funding Amount Domain TLD
High Alpha Venture $35,000,000 HighAlpha.com .com
La Renon Series A $16,000,000 LaRenon.com .com
Miura Systems Venture $16,000,000 MiuraSystems.com .com
Luqa Pharmaceuticals Series A $15,000,000 LuqaPharma.com .com
Seven Dreamers Laboratories Series A $12,100,000 SevenDreamers.com .com
Zimmber Venture $12,000,000 Zimmber.com .com
Arcadia Data Series A $11,500,000 ArcadiaData.com .com
Phagelux Series A $10,000,000 Phagelux.com .com
Rancher Labs Series A $10,000,000 Rancher.com .com
Ansrsource Venture $9,000,000 Ansrsource.com .com
AppFormix Series A $7,000,000 AppFormix.com .com
Boxful Series A $6,600,000 Boxful.com .com
Vinli Series A $6,500,000 Vin.li .li
illusive networks Series A $5,000,000 illusivenetworks.com .com
Clipp Venture $4,700,000 Clipp.co .co
Clovia Series A $4,700,000 Clovia.com .com
Alert Media Venture $4,200,000 AlertMedia.com .com
Vogo Sport Venture $4,000,000 VogoSport.com .com
Ivideon Venture $4,000,000 ivideon.com .com
Yomoni Seed $3,900,000 Yomoni.fr .fr
Rinse Seed $3,500,000 Rinse.com .com
Arrowlytics Venture $3,000,000 Arrowlytics.com .com
Picpal Seed $2,500,000 GetPicpal.com .com
Wacul Inc Series A $2,400,000 Wacal.co.jp .co.jp
Homesuite Seed $2,300,000 YourHomeSuite.com .com
DOJO Madness Seed $2,300,000 DojoMadness.com .com
Ministry of Games Seed $2,000,000 MinistryOfGames.io .io
Back to the Roots Seed $2,000,000 BacktotheRoots.com .com
Booking Boss Series A $2,000,000 BookingBoss.com .com
Envelop VR Seed $2,000,000 EnvelopVR.com .com
Local ID Seed $1,900,000 Localid.io .io
LoanHero.com Seed $1,700,000 LoanHero.com .com
Control Seed $1,500,000 GetControl.co .co
Zane Benefits Seed $1,500,000 ZaneBenefits.com .com
KalGene Pharmaceuticals Venture $1,500,000 KalGene.com .com
TaskUs Series A $1,500,000 TaskUs.com .com
Winko Games Seed $1,400,000 WinkoGames.com .com
PredictifyMe Seed $1,300,000 Predictify.me .me
Catalia Health Seed $1,300,000 CataliaHealth.com .com
Symbiont Seed $1,300,000 Symbiont.io .io
NeuroLutions Venture $1,200,000 NeuroLutions.com .com
Jott Messenger Seed $1,200,000 Jott.com .com
Homey Seed $1,100,000 Athom.com .com
GreenFire Energy Seed $1,100,000 GreenFireEnergy.com .com
OpenBazaar Seed $1,000,000 OpenBazaar.org .org
PrimaHealth Credit Seed $1,000,000 PrimaHealthCredit.com .com
Wayook Seed $714,700 Wayook.es .es
Virtuous Seed $700,000 VirtuousSoftware.com .com
NarrativeDx Seed $650,000 NarrativeDx.com .com
YapJobs Seed $614,500 YapJobs.com .com
Apped Seed $564,700 Apped.com .com
Hungr Seed $559,800 Hungr.co .co
Boaterfly Seed $500,000 Boaterfly.com .com
Snug Vest Seed $404,700 SnugVest.com .com
Tiassisto24 Seed $350,000 Tiassisto24.it .it
AdStringO Seed $350,000 AdStringO.in .in
Integral Spine Solutions Venture $318,900 IntegralSpineSolutions.com .com
Livid Mobile Venture $227,000 LividMobile.com .com
Mood Building Seed $200,000 MoodBuilding.com .com
Looklist Seed $174,000 Lookli.st .st
PosterGully Angel $160,000 PosterGully.com .com
Nudjed Seed $152,700 Nudjed.com .com
Teritree Technologies Seed $140,000 Teritree.com .com
Rx DrugSAFE Venture $55,000 RxDrugSafe.com .com
TalentIQ Seed $50,000 TalentIQ.co .co
Oval Fire Products Series A Undisclosed OvalFireProducts.com .com
Guiddoo Tours Seed Undisclosed Guiddoo.com .com
Kolibree Series A Undisclosed Kolibree.com .com
Visiple Angel Undisclosed Visiple.com .com
Spryker Systems Series A Undisclosed Spryker.com .com
Swiftmile, Inc Seed Undisclosed Swiftmile.com .com
dacadoo Series A Undisclosed dacadoo.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. 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.

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