Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 34.

The global stock-markets might be in turmoil but that didn’t stop 76 new startup companies from raising a cool $235 million dollars in funding last week. More than 70% of them launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in second again and .Co proving once again to remain a popular choice among startups with 6 entries in this list.

I would love to tell you which names I like on this list but besides perhaps social map application Mapstr.com which is okay there isn’t really much to like this week.  A great example what not to do when your company name is taken in .com is from invoicing and payment solution company Business Box (great name) which is using the typo domain BusinesBox.com (not so great) for their site. The correct spelling of the domain BusinessBox.com is listed for $45,000 on Afternic. I hope the company is wise enough to spend some of that funding on acquiring the right domain for their business.

Here’s this weeks list:

Name Funding Amount Domain Name TLD
First Light Fusion Venture $35,500,000 FirstLightFusion.com .com
Orbus Therapeutics Series A $32,500,000 OrbustTherapeutics.com .com
Telesta Therapeutics Venture $28,600,000 TelestaTherapeutics.com .com
Marilyn Monroe Spas Venture $20,000,000 MarilynMonroeSpas.com .com
Sovrn Holdings, Inc Series A $18,000,000 Sovrn.com .com
castAR Series A $15,000,000 castAR.com .com
Healthcare Interactive Series A $10,700,000 hciactive.com .com
Evolve BioSystems Series A $9,000,000 EvolveBiosystems.com .com
Rgenix Venture $8,000,000 rgenix.com .com
Thrive Bioscience Seed $4,000,000 ThriveBio.com .com
YourStory Series A $4,000,000 YourStory.com .com
Synpromics Ltd Venture $3,300,000 Synpromics.com .com
Adherium Venture $3,000,000 Adherium.com .com
Primal Space Systems Venture $3,000,000 PrimalSpaceSystems.com .com
Fit4D Series A $2,800,000 Fit4D.com .com
Away Seed $2,500,000 AwayTravel.com .com
AppInside Seed $2,300,000 AppInside.co .co
11 Health Seed $2,000,000 11health.com .com
Synap Seed $2,000,000 GetSynap.com .com
Eco Wave Power Seed $2,000,000 EcoWavePower.com .com
Guideline Technologies Seed $2,000,000 Guideline.io .io
Snapask Seed $1,800,000 Snapask.co .co
BlueStrata  Seed $1,700,000 BlueStrataemr.com .com
SmackHigh Seed $1,700,000 SmackHigh.com .com
Mawdoo3 Series A $1,500,000 Mawdoo3.com .com
Avatech Seed $1,400,000 Avatech.ir .ir
Souktel Series A $1,300,000 Souktel.org .org
Solu Seed $1,300,000 Solu.co .co
Vet24Seven Seed $1,200,000 Vet24Seven.com .com
Immuno Gum Angel $1,200,000 Immuno-Gum.com .com
NextHealth Technologies Seed $1,000,000 NextHealthTechnologies.com .com
HyperVerge Seed $1,000,000 HyperVerge.co .co
Stylyze Seed $890,000 Stylyze.com .com
Mapstr Angel $800,000 Mapstr.com .com
Wake Seed $750,000 Wake.io .io
Capital Match Series A $710,900 Capital-Match.com .com
Cardinal Spine Venture $650,000 CardinalSpine.net .net
Whoop Wireless Venture $550,000 WhoopWireless.com .com
ePoise Seed $500,000 ePoise.com .com
Business Box Ltd Seed $500,000 BusinesBox.com .com
EmployUs Venture $500,000 EmployUs.co .co
GraftWorx Seed $500,000 GraftWorx.com .com
Bitsbox Venture $420,000 Bitsbox.com .com
CloudDesk Seed $418,000 Clouddesk.io .io
Altitude Angel Seed $380,000 AltitudeAngel.com .com
Receptiviti Venture $347,400 Receptiviti.com .com
Shadowfax  Angel $300,000 Shadowfax.in .in
Snappii Venture $275,000 Snappii.com .com
Apptegy Venture $250,000 Apptegy.com .com
Third Eye Diagnostics Venture $250,000 3-e-d.com .com
Edu4Share Seed $210,200 Edu4Share.com .com
LabsAdvisor Angel $183,000 LabsAdvisor.com .com
ProMIS Neurosciences Venture $150,300 PromisNeuroSciences.com .com
Learn to Live, Inc Venture $120,000 LearntoLive.com .com
Bodyport Seed $120,000 Bodyport.com .com
VisitDays Venture $115,000 VisitDays.com .com
Artistiya Angel $100,000 Artistiya.com .com
You Chews Seed $45,000 YouChews.com .com
Ganja Boxes Seed $20,000 GanjaBoxes.com .com
OnOnPay Venture Undisclosed OnOnPay.com .com
CaseHub Seed Undisclosed CaseHub.co .co
Classical Diary Angel Undisclosed ClassicalDiary.com .com
Moneytis Seed Undisclosed Moneytis.com .com
Anpac Series A Undisclosed Anpac.cn .cn
Leaseonline Venture Undisclosed Leaseonline.se .se
Fixy Seed Undisclosed Fixy.in .in
IDfy Venture Undisclosed IDfy.com .com
MSM Box Seed Undisclosed MSMBox.com .com
Twyst Seed Undisclosed Twyst.in .in
Paratus Clinical Seed Undisclosed ParatusClinical.com .com
GetLook Seed Undisclosed GetLook.in .in
Proxibid Venture Undisclosed Proxibid.com .com
Split Metrics Seed Undisclosed SplitMetrics.com .com
SiDLY Venture Undisclosed SiDLY.pl .pl
zdrowegeny.pl Venture Undisclosed zdrowegeny.pl .pl
Mfind Venture Undisclosed Mfind.pl .pl

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.

20 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 34.

  1. Nice list of startups with bad naming. Anyway, wondering why YourStory.com is appearing here! Its ‘about us’ page shows ‘YourStory.com started in October 2008’.

  2. I like to keep things positive… However… The BusinesBox name is almost unbelievable! “Go to our website, BusinessBox.com!…. Heyy, butt be shoor u onlee yuse wun ledder Ess!” 🙂

  3. Another junk list of handregs. It is interesting that these startups would rather pick a bad .com then a good .co, etc…….

    YourStory.com is hands down the best on the list. A great .com instantly gives any business credibility.

  4. Just curious, does Crunchbase verify the funding that is said to be received? It sure seems like an easy way to get your company on the map by saying you got millions in funding when in reality it could just be a ploy to get your company in the spotlight.

  5. Wow. I don’t even know what to say. Some of those names are truly terrible. “BusinesBox.com”? Who gives $500,000 to a startup with a name like that?

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