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 OneWeb.world 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 Belong.co 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 DropOff.com 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 OneWeb.world .world
PlayKids Venture $15,000,000 PlayKidsApp.com .com
Roadrunnr Series A $10,000,000 Roadrunnr.in .in
VenueNext Series A $9,000,000 VenueNext.com .com
CropX Series A $9,000,000 CropX.com .com
Portworx Series A $8,500,000 Portworx.com .com
Dropoff, Inc Series A $7,000,000 DropOff.com .com
Exagan Series A $6,400,000 Exagan.com .com
Snips Seed $6,300,000 Snips.net .net
Smart Vision Labs Series A $6,100,000 SmartVisionLabs.com .com
eFounders Series A $6,000,000 eFounders.co .co
Treebo Hotels Series A $6,000,000 TreeboHotels.com .com
Soomla Series A $5,500,000 Soom.la .la
Leap Innovations Grant $5,100,000 LeapInnovations.org .org
Heal Seed $5,000,000 GetHeal.com .com
Tanvas Series A $5,000,000 Tanvas.co .co
Belong Series A $5,000,000 Belong.co .co
ChargeItSpot Venture $4,100,000 ChargeItSpot.com .com
Vira Therapeutics Series A $4,100,000 ViraTherapeutics.com .com
Nano Nouvelle Venture $3,700,000 NanoNouvelle.com.au .com.au
Gladius Pharmaceuticals Series A $3,300,000 GladiusPharmaceuticals.com .com
Lyra Health Seed $3,100,000 LyraHealth.com .com
Inspirock Seed $3,000,000 Inspirock.com .com
CreditMantri Series A $2,500,000 CreditMantri.com .com
Homegrown Partners Angel $2,400,000 EatHomeGrown.com .com
STAND Technologies Seed $2,300,000 Stand.tc .tc
Smyte Seed $2,300,000 Smyte.com .com
Reputation VIP Seed $2,200,000 ReputationVIP.com .com
ascribe Seed $2,000,000 Ascribe.io .io
Modcam Seed $1,600,000 Modcam.com .com
Goodservice Seed $1,600,000 Goodservice.in .in
Bento Seed $1,500,000 BentoNow.com .com
Replicated Seed $1,500,000 Replicated.com .com
Nikola Labs Seed $1,300,000 NikolaLabs.co .co
eWings.com Series A $1,200,000 eWings.com .com
Vegaster Seed $1,100,000 Vegaster.com .com
Spini Seed $1,000,000 GetSpini.com .com
SOLOpro Seed $1,000,000 SoloPro.com .com
Mapme Seed $1,000,000 Mapme.com .com
Offpeak.my Series A $800,000 Offpeak.my .my
First Seed $750,000 FirstLeads.net .net
Arena Online Seed $750,000 TheArenaOnline.com .com
ShopJester Seed $600,000 ShopJester.com .com
Beanhunter Seed $500,000 Beanhunter.com .com
Finstripe Seed $350,000 Finstripe.com .com
The Great Wild Seed $266,000 TheGreatWild.com .com
Get My Peon Seed $250,000 GetMyPeon.com .com
Astronomer Angel $250,000 Astronomer.io .io
Minut Venture $238,000 Minut.com .com
Cj Trik Seed $110,000 CjTrik.com .com
LabinApp Seed $100,000 LabinApp.com .com
Legal Diction Seed $3,000 LegalDiction.com .com
Vyu Labs Inc Seed Undisclosed VyuLabs.com .com
Pipelend Seed Undisclosed Pipelend.com .com
PopChef Seed Undisclosed EatPopChef.com .com
Solandeo Seed Undisclosed Solandeo.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. 

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 GetHeal.com and GetSpini.com — make them look cheap, imho.

  3. GladiusPharmaceuticals is loooong. Interesting that Gladius is latin for sword and Gladius.com 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, Stand.tc

    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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