Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 42

83 new companies grabbed a whopping $465,398,290 dollars in funding last week.  Almost 70% of the companies on this list launched with a .com domain with the ccTLDs as a very strong second with 18%. The new gTLDs keep disappointing so far this year with an adoption rate of less than 1% among funded startups but we do have another company that uses one of the new Gs on this week’s list with digital football media business Bigballs Media which uses a .Media domain for their corporate site.

I was having lunch yesterday with a friend who runs a startup based out of Silicon Valley. They raised a modest Angel round and are currently looking to raise a Seed round to continue their growth. They don’t own the exact match of their company name (which is a 4 letter invented name) but use a domain name instead. We chatted about the importance of owning the exact match .com and he said he rather spends $100k on buying the exact match once they’ve raised 7 figures in funding than spend $20k on it today when they only have a couple of hundred thousand on the bank account.  This seems to be the overall trend now as I often see startups upgrade their domain name after a second or third round in funding.

Name + domain name combos that I like this week are from drone video service Cape which uses the exact match, HeadBox which is UK’s first on-line market place for inspiring, creative and off-site spaces ( and DJ platform 


Here’s this weeks list:

Name Funding Amount Domain Name TLD
Society of Grownups Venture $100,000,000 .com
Fuze Game Venture $60,000,000 .tv
Decibel Therapeutics Series A $52,000,000 .com
Marquee Dental Partners Venture $35,000,000 .com
iControl Systems Venture $20,000,000 .com
Niantic Inc Series A $20,000,000 .com
SKACE Seed $17,040,000 .com
DataVisor Series A $14,500,000 .com
Bigballs Media Venture $10,730,000 .media
Vittamed Series A $10,000,000 .com
Protalix BioTherapeutics Venture $10,000,000 .com
Cape Productions Venture $10,000,000 .com
Wynd Series A $7,800,000 .eu
Hatch Baby Series A $7,000,000 .com
AllCloud Venture $6,000,000
RxWiki Series A $5,750,000 .com
KMLabs Venture $5,500,000 .com
Ultivue Series A $5,150,000 .com
Blooom Series A $4,000,000 .com
ChannelSight Venture $3,760,000 .com
FabFitFun Series A $3,500,000 .com
Shopwell Labs Venture $3,400,000 .com
Nucleus Seed $3,370,000 .com
Zugata Seed $3,200,000 .com
QuantiHealth Seed $3,200,000 .com
Concord Worldwide Venture $2,700,000 .com
Eneo Solutions Venture $2,450,000 .se
Emergent VR Seed $2,200,000 .com
Gitter Seed $2,200,000 .im
VidMob Seed $2,000,000 .com
HandScape Series A $2,000,000 .com Seed $2,000,000 .io
K4Connect Seed $1,900,000 .com
ROIKOI Seed $1,700,000 .com
Nanomedical Diagnostics Series A $1,600,000 .com
Yunmake Series A $1,600,000 .cn
HappyCar Seed $1,580,000 .de
Boostinsider Seed $1,500,000 .com
Pace Properties Seed $1,300,000 .com Seed $1,250,000 .com
Octoly Seed $1,200,000 .com
HeadBox Seed $1,200,000 .com
Chime Seed $1,200,000 .us
SoftPay Mobile Series A $1,000,000 .mobi
S-Cube Futuretech Seed $1,000,000 .in
Biolectrics Series A $1,000,000 .net
Attest Seed $1,000,000 .com
Neuro Therapia Seed $1,000,000 .com
Voodoo Seed $1,000,000 .in
Spacer Seed $1,000,000
Thisle Seed $1,000,000 .com
Golfdigg Series A $700,000 .com
Scorechain Seed $570,000 .com
UrbanOutsource Seed $500,000
Construction Automation Seed $500,000 .com
Intelligent Health Venture $463,290
Welkio Seed $400,000 .com
RewardStock Seed $350,000 .com
Zappfresh Angel $300,000 .com
TriggMine Seed $300,000 .com
Homigo Seed $200,000 .in Seed $150,000 .com
Hivebeat Venture $125,000 .com
Holidify Seed $100,000 .com
Pattypets Seed $80,000 .com
mShipper Seed $77,000 .com
AskMyFift Angel $40,000 .com Angel $35,000 .com Seed $28,000 .com
FreshKids Venture Undisclosed .com Angel Undisclosed .com
Maskoolin Seed Undisclosed .in
Gaana Venture Undisclosed .com Seed Undisclosed .in
Roostify Series A Undisclosed .com
bounty app Seed Undisclosed .in
Printivo Seed Undisclosed .com
Loopline Systems Venture Undisclosed .com
GymTrekker Venture Undisclosed .com
LAB Games Venture Undisclosed .net
Stem Disintermedia Seed Undisclosed .is
Nutrium Seed Undisclosed .io
Bizongo Seed Undisclosed .in

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.

3 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 42

  1. These are a great series of articles that I enjoy following on your site. Appreciate the effort that goes behind this reporting too. Thanks. What else is interesting is the start ups for Germany and the UK. I follow those on Business Insider they include bio’s on the leadership. Their is some great people doing incredible things.

  2. it is amazing list. I find new start-up ideas from here. Entrepreneurship starts new ideas. And it is easy way to find idea is search and combine them.

  3. Andrew, Is there a page on Business Insider dedicated to reporting “start ups for Germany and the UK”? Can you provide a link to that page? Thanks.

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