Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 41

Last week we saw 71 newly funded startups that raised a combined $230,582,000 in funding but also faced  the challenge to name and “domain” themselves.  One of the things I’ve learned since I started to research and write about newly funded startups and their domain name choices at the beginning of this year is that many of the companies that gain healthy traction and go one to raise additional rounds of capital will go through a re-naming process and/or do a domain name upgrade later on. I am currently working on a post that looks into the names and domains from 130 private companies with a valuation of 1 billion dollars plus and I can already share with you that many of these so called unicorns once started with a different name or domain.

On a side note, I am looking for company that is keen to sponsor this weekly “startups and their (domain) names” series I write. This is a great opportunity for a company in the domain name or branding space to get exposure towards a very targeted audience of domain name investors as well as the many startup companies that come here to read about domain names and naming.  Drop me a line if you want to chat.

Back at the list we see 64% of companies launched on  .com and the ccTLDs coming in second again with 18%. Ota Expert, a startup that offers competitor-based smart-pricing technology for hotels uses the new GTLD .Expert as their domain.

Name + domain name combos that I like this week are from Singapore based public transport tickets booking service EasyBook that uses the matching .com and analytics software company RevUp Software that uses the RevUp.com.

Here’s this week’s list:

Name Funding Amount Domain Name TLD
CampoRico Venture $40,000,000 CampoRico.com.br .com.br
GoJavas Venture $20,000,000 GoJavas.com .com
TSheets Series A $15,000,000 Tsheets.com .com
Hixme Inc Series A $10,500,000 Hixme.com .com
Censio Series A $10,000,000 Cens.io .io
SportzVillage Series A $10,000,000 SportzVillage.com .com
Opsonix, Inc Series A $8,000,000 OpsonixBio.com .com
Payveris Venture $7,370,000 Payveris.com .com
Crisis Text Line Venture $7,000,000 CrisisTextLine.org .org
Morphisec Series A $7,000,000 Morphisec.com .com
Thoughtexchange Venture $7,000,000 Thoughtexchange.com .com
Welcome Cure Seed $6,000,000 WelcomeCure.com .com
Vittamed Series A $5,030,000 Vittamed.com .com
BioTrackTHC Venture $5,000,000 BioTrackTHC.com .com
Sentera Venture $5,000,000 Sentera.com .com
Scalock Series A $4,000,000 Scalock.com .com
MPOWER Financing Seed $4,000,000 MpowerFinancing.com .com
Miora Venture $4,000,000 Miora.mx .mx
RevUp Software Venture $3,930,000 RevUp.com .com
Reflektive Seed $3,600,000 Reflektive.com .com
TNI medical Venture $3,360,000 TNI-medical.de .de
RightHand Robotics Venture $3,320,000 RightHandRobotics.com .com
EasyBook Series A $3,000,000 EasyBook.com .com
Schoolguru Series A $3,000,000 Schoolguru.in .in
PebblePost Seed $3,000,000 PebblePost.com .com
TechnoCom Venture $2,290,000 TechnoCom-Wireless.com .com
Frame.io Seed $2,200,000 Frame.io .io
ZuperMeal Seed $2,000,000 ZuperMeal.com .com
Pypestream Seed $2,000,000 Pypestream.com .com
HealthWave Seed $2,000,000 HealthWave.co .co
Shoutz Venture $2,000,000 Shoutz.com .com
Monterosa Productions Series A $1,830,000 Monterosa.co.uk .co.uk
IntSight Seed $1,800,000 IntSight.com .com
InnoQuant Seed $1,800,000 InnoQuant.com .com
Cloverpop Seed $1,800,000 Cloverpop.com .com
Premama Series A $1,400,000 DrinkPremama.com .com
Skurt Seed $1,300,000 SkurtApp.com .com
Curb Seed $1,250,000 EnergyCurb.com .com
Mad Paws Seed $1,100,000 MadPaws.com.au .com.au
HealthiPASS Venture $1,080,000 HealthiPass.com .com
Kulzy Seed $1,000,000 Kulzy.com .com
CoPower Seed $850,000 Copower.me .me
PHIND Seed $755,000 Phind.it .it
Docplexus Seed $700,000 Docplexus.in .in
Trove Seed $640,000 TroveUp.com .com
Burger Singh Angel $350,000 BurgerSinghOnline.com .com
Inayo Seed $300,000 Inayo.in .in
Voodoo Manufacturing Seed $300,000 Voodoomfg.com .com
G-KEEP Seed $300,000 G-Keep.com .com
Shortlist.co Angel $250,000 Shortlist.co .co
Congo Seed $250,000 Congo.io .io
OTA Expert Seed $250,000 Ota.expert .expert
Samlino.dk Seed $200,000 Samlino.dk .dk
Rock N Shop Seed $150,000 RocknShop.com .com
ZesTrip Seed $100,000 ZesTrip.net .net
Zeppery Angel $77,000 Zeppery.com .com
Stockroom Seed $70,000 Stockroom.io .io
WavoDyne Therapeutics Venture $50,000 WavoDyne.com .com
Kidup Angel $30,000 Kidup.co .co
Gamaliel Seed Undisclosed GamalielConsulting.com .com
Guitar Hype Seed Undisclosed GuitarHype.com .com
Cube26 Venture Undisclosed Cube26.com .com
Stage One Film Angel Undisclosed Stage-One.com.au .com.au
Curofy Seed Undisclosed Curofy.com .com
DFKI Venture Undisclosed DKFI.de .de
Naturally Yours Seed Undisclosed NaturallyYours.in .in
Afrostream Venture Undisclosed Afrostream.tv .tv
Konsula Seed Undisclosed Konsula.com .com
Onkos Surgical Series A Undisclosed OnkosSurgical.com .com
qipp Seed Undisclosed qipp.com .com
YesBoss Seed Undisclosed YesBossNow.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.

6 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 41

  1. Looks like easybook.com changed hands for $18K back in 2014. Nice name, and I think a pretty good investment now.

    I reckon Censio might have to rebrand – looks like there’s an established brand using that name, and they [.io] are going to bleed traffic over to that site I imagine.

  2. I like QIPP.com, EasyBook.com, and Shoutz.com. QIPP.com has changed hand on Afternik for $ 4K on 2012, it is an acronym from Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention.

  3. Willy from Lawbooth.com (fka Congo.io) here.

    After closing our round we bought Lawbooth.com for $1,780, and just this past month we sold the congo.io domain for $2k!

    Here are some blog posts (free) that we put together on our experience tackling a common issue with a unique approach:

    Should you rebrand?
    https://lawbooth.com/articles/lawbooth-blog/how-to-rebrand

    Guide to rebranding:
    https://lawbooth.com/articles/lawbooth-blog/rebranding-guide

    Good luck everyone!

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