Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 33.

There is no slowing down in startup land with investors pouring another $266,736,600 dollars into a record number of 80 new startup companies last week.  Looking at the domain names of these newly funded companies we see that 8 out of every 10 is using a .com for their address on the web. A distant second is the ccTLD and mobile imagine editor app VoxWeb is using a .Rocks domain for their site which makes them the 12th startup this year to date to use one of the new gTLDs.

A startup that caught my eye is Berlin based Ohlala that just launched a “Uber for Escorts” or in other words, a paid dating or compensated dating app. No matter what your take on this business model is there is no denying that they nailed it with naming the product and more importantly, the company owns the exact match domain Ohlala.com. According to Namebio the domain name last sold for $4,150 on 2013-01-09 at NameJet but it is safe to assume that the domain changed owner after that because the domain was listed for $125,000 on another domain name marketplace later that year according to the DomainTools screenshot history.

Some other names I like on this list are those of real estate platform HomeBay and social delivery service Nimber. Both names are easy to say, remember and spell and they have the exact match .com to go with it.

Here is this weeks list:

Name Funding Amount Domain Name TLD
Milestone Technologies Venture $42,500,000 MilestonePowered.com .com
IFMR Holdings Venture $25,000,000 ifmr.co.in .co.in
VATBox Venture $24,000,000 VatBox.com .com
Checkmate Pharmaceuticals Series A $20,000,000 CheckmatePharma.com .com
Venture Garden Group Venture $20,000,000 VentureGardenGroup.com .com
Ascentage Pharma Series A $15,500,000 AscentagePharma.com .com
Talena Series A $12,000,000 Talena-Inc.com .com
Lightricks Venture $10,000,000 Lightricks.com .com
Sir Kensington’s Series A $8,500,000 SirKensingtons.com .com
Icebreaker Health Venture $6,600,000 IcebreakerHealth.com .com
Sarvint Technologies Series A $6,000,000 Sarvint.com .com
ImpactFlow Venture $5,700,000 ImpactFlow.com .com
RapidSoS Venture $5,000,000 RapidSoS.com .com
XACT Robotics Venture $5,000,000 XactRobotics.com .com
Jifflenow Venture $4,000,000 Jifflenow.com .com
Agrostar Venture $4,000,000 Agrostar.com .com
DispatchHealth Seed $3,600,000 DispatchHealth.com .com
TRICAST Venture $3,300,000 Tricast.com .com
Yogrt Series A $3,000,000 Yogrt.co .co
pCloud Series A $3,000,000 pCloud.com .com
Scripbox Series A $2,500,000 Scripbox.com .com
Genoa Pharmaceuticals Venture $2,200,000 GenoaPharma.com .com
Hope Foods Venture $2,200,000 HopeFoods.com .com
Alastin Skincare Venture $2,100,000 Alastin.com .com
PaidEasy Seed $2,000,000 Paid-Easy.com .com
HUVRData Series A $2,000,000 HuvrData.com .com
Living Lens Series A $1,600,000 LivingLens.tv .tv
Genee Series A $1,500,000 Genee.me .me
Stash Seed $1,400,000 StashInvest.com .com
Provata Health Venture $1,400,000 ProvataHealth.com .com
Perthera Venture $1,300,000 Perthera.com .com
HomeBay Seed $1,000,000 HomeBay.com .com
KinderPharma Series A $1,000,000 KinderPharma.com .com
Clear Software Venture $1,000,000 ClearSoftware.com .com
ToneTag Venture $1,000,000 ToneTag.com .com
Claim it! Seed $950,000 ClaimitApp.com .com
Akadeum Life Sciences Venture $905,100 Akadeum.com .com
MyRoomIn Seed $889,400 MyRoomIn.com .com
Elemental LED Venture $850,000 ElementalLED.com .com
Nimber Venture $850,000 Nimber.com .com
CannaPharmaRx Venture $804,500 CannaPharmaRx.com .com
nPerson Seed $800,000 nPerson.tv .tv
Digital Retail Apps Seed $763,300 DigitalRetailApps.com .com
This Seed $610,000 This.cm .cm
BigZop Seed $600,000 BigZop.com .com
Awamo Seed $550,000 Awamo.com .com
Horam VR Angel $548,300 Horam.fr .fr
V1 Sports Venture $505,100 V1sports.com .com
Influence Technologies Venture $500,000 Influence.tv .tv
Betaout Seed $500,000 Betaout.com .com
TapMesh Seed $500,000 TapMesh.com .com
NewSci Seed $500,000 NewSci.co .co
My Taxi India Seed $500,000 MyTaxiIndia.com .com
CloudCutout Seed $500,000 CloudCutout.com .com
Genomenon Venture $446,000 Genomenon.com .com
Nearable Technology Corp. Seed $400,500 Nearable.ca .ca
Trustfuel Venture $400,000 Trustfuel.com .com
mrUsta Seed $351,000 mrUsta.com .com
Re:sure Seed $276,800 Resure.co .co
Inkmonk Angel $250,000 inkmonk.com .com
IgniteFeedback Seed $220,000 IgniteFeedback.com .com
Intecrowd Venture $166,500 Intecrowd.com .com
Waterford Mask Systems Venture $151,000 WaterfordMask.com .com
Apprl Venture $114,700 Apprl.com .com
Event Cardio Group Venture $110,000 EventCardioGroup.com .com
VoxWeb Seed $100,000 Voxweb.rocks .rocks
Cone Health Venture $97,000 ConeHealth.com .com
Line-Hop Angel $35,700 Line-Hop.com .com
Samsride Seed $25,000 Samsride.com .com
Carving Notions Technologies Seed $23,000 CarvingNotions.com .com
SunwizTech India Seed $23,000 SunwizTech.com .com
Picosense Venture $20,700 PicoSense.com .com
MassBlurb Angel Undisclosed MassBlurb.com .com
VanityCube Seed Undisclosed VanityCube.in .in
myCleaner Venture Undisclosed myCleaner.com .com
Inverse Seed Undisclosed Inverse.com .com
Fit4D Series A Undisclosed Fit4d.com .com
Wellthie Seed Undisclosed Wellthie.com .com
PopBox Seed Undisclosed PopBox.asia .asia
Ohlala Seed Undisclosed Ohlala.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.

10 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 33.

  1. In your next issue you maybe should put in bold the raw where the company has the company.com to outline it and quickly see how much don’t have it.

  2. 99% handregs as usual. Personally I think this list does an injustice to those that try to sell domains to startups. It shows that anyone can go out and handreg some junk domain and still get funding.

    1. Exactly. It does show that you dont need a premium domain to raise funding. It is interesting to see however that the most successful startups will either rebrand or upgrade their domain name when they raise more capital and gain more traction.

  3. Also, like to add This.cm is just a horrible name. They will never be able to register a trademark. They will never be able to protect their brand. People will think their domain is a typo. Just a bad idea.

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