Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 26.

Another week has gone and we saw 56 new start-ups raise 667+ million dollars in funding. While more than 70% of them is launching with a .Com address this week’s fundraising champion is using a .WORLD domain. OneWeb raised a whopping $500 million to provide internet globally via satellite and is using as their domain. The company also seems to have acquired the .net domain sometimes last year but has chosen to use the new .WORLD extension as their preferred domain. A distant second after .Com we see .Co again with 4 startups using this extension. I think a .Co looks good with short, one word domains such as in this weeks list, and is the best alternative to a .Com at the moment.

The best name and domain name combo on this list is same-day delivery company DropOff that according to NameBio bought the matching domain for $16, 745 at Godaddy around this time last year.

Here’s this weeks list: 


Name Funding Amount Domain Name TLD
OneWeb Series A $500,000,000 .world
PlayKids Venture $15,000,000 .com
Roadrunnr Series A $10,000,000 .in
VenueNext Series A $9,000,000 .com
CropX Series A $9,000,000 .com
Portworx Series A $8,500,000 .com
Dropoff, Inc Series A $7,000,000 .com
Exagan Series A $6,400,000 .com
Snips Seed $6,300,000 .net
Smart Vision Labs Series A $6,100,000 .com
eFounders Series A $6,000,000 .co
Treebo Hotels Series A $6,000,000 .com
Soomla Series A $5,500,000 .la
Leap Innovations Grant $5,100,000 .org
Heal Seed $5,000,000 .com
Tanvas Series A $5,000,000 .co
Belong Series A $5,000,000 .co
ChargeItSpot Venture $4,100,000 .com
Vira Therapeutics Series A $4,100,000 .com
Nano Nouvelle Venture $3,700,000
Gladius Pharmaceuticals Series A $3,300,000 .com
Lyra Health Seed $3,100,000 .com
Inspirock Seed $3,000,000 .com
CreditMantri Series A $2,500,000 .com
Homegrown Partners Angel $2,400,000 .com
STAND Technologies Seed $2,300,000 .tc
Smyte Seed $2,300,000 .com
Reputation VIP Seed $2,200,000 .com
ascribe Seed $2,000,000 .io
Modcam Seed $1,600,000 .com
Goodservice Seed $1,600,000 .in
Bento Seed $1,500,000 .com
Replicated Seed $1,500,000 .com
Nikola Labs Seed $1,300,000 .co Series A $1,200,000 .com
Vegaster Seed $1,100,000 .com
Spini Seed $1,000,000 .com
SOLOpro Seed $1,000,000 .com
Mapme Seed $1,000,000 .com Series A $800,000 .my
First Seed $750,000 .net
Arena Online Seed $750,000 .com
ShopJester Seed $600,000 .com
Beanhunter Seed $500,000 .com
Finstripe Seed $350,000 .com
The Great Wild Seed $266,000 .com
Get My Peon Seed $250,000 .com
Astronomer Angel $250,000 .io
Minut Venture $238,000 .com
Cj Trik Seed $110,000 .com
LabinApp Seed $100,000 .com
Legal Diction Seed $3,000 .com
Vyu Labs Inc Seed Undisclosed .com
Pipelend Seed Undisclosed .com
PopChef Seed Undisclosed .com
Solandeo 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. 

If you’re a company looking for naming or domaining advice, drop me a note as i’m always happy to help.

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 26.

  1. Still more evidence that the new gtlds aren’t catching on and are being suprassed by lowly cctlds and .net.

    I am so embarassed for the new gtld registries. Their products suck, aren’t selling and it has become kinda obvious.

  2. I think adding the prefix “get” to a company’s name — such as and — make them look cheap, imho.

  3. GladiusPharmaceuticals is loooong. Interesting that Gladius is latin for sword and forwards to LucasFilms (StarWars). They produced a video game with this name. Not sure if it’s still released today.

    When the .com is locked up by a non-investor then I think this is the ideal time to use a .co for your domain. When people land on the .com they know they are in the wrong place and that company isn’t going to scam your traffic or hurt your reputation.

  4. Stand Technologies,

    Looks like they are using .tc as an extension to represent Technology or Technologies. Is this the next .io?

    You read it here first.

    1. It is the 1st time I see one of these. Apparently .tc is the ccTLD for Turks and Caicos Islands. They cost more than $100/year at most registrars so I don’t think we will see them catch on like .io anytime soon!

  5. I would say a .co is the second best thing to a .com when you’re a tech startup. If I was a brick and mortar store I would probably want a .net over a .co or maybe a .us if I was a local business in the U.S.

    It varies depending on the business concept.

    I can tell you’re a CrunchBase lover like myself.

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