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 getCompanyname.com 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 Cape.com, HeadBox which is UK’s first on-line market place for inspiring, creative and off-site spaces (HeadBox.com) and DJ platform DJs.com 

 

Here’s this weeks list:

Name Funding Amount Domain Name TLD
Society of Grownups Venture $100,000,000 SocietyOfGrownups.com .com
Fuze Game Venture $60,000,000 FuzeGame.tv .tv
Decibel Therapeutics Series A $52,000,000 Decibeltx.com .com
Marquee Dental Partners Venture $35,000,000 MarqueeDentalPartners.com .com
iControl Systems Venture $20,000,000 icucsolutions.com .com
Niantic Inc Series A $20,000,000 NianticLabs.com .com
SKACE Seed $17,040,000 GetSkace.com .com
DataVisor Series A $14,500,000 DataVisor.com .com
Bigballs Media Venture $10,730,000 Bigballs.media .media
Vittamed Series A $10,000,000 Vittamed.com .com
Protalix BioTherapeutics Venture $10,000,000 Protalix.com .com
Cape Productions Venture $10,000,000 Cape.com .com
Wynd Series A $7,800,000 Wynd.eu .eu
Hatch Baby Series A $7,000,000 HatchBaby.com .com
AllCloud Venture $6,000,000 All-Cloud.co.il .co.il
RxWiki Series A $5,750,000 RxWiki.com .com
KMLabs Venture $5,500,000 KMLabs.com .com
Ultivue Series A $5,150,000 Ultivue.com .com
Blooom Series A $4,000,000 Blooom.com .com
ChannelSight Venture $3,760,000 ChannelSight.com .com
FabFitFun Series A $3,500,000 FabFitFun.com .com
Shopwell Labs Venture $3,400,000 Shopwell.com .com
Nucleus Seed $3,370,000 NucleusLife.com .com
Zugata Seed $3,200,000 Zugata.com .com
QuantiHealth Seed $3,200,000 QuantiBio.com .com
Concord Worldwide Venture $2,700,000 ConcordNow.com .com
Eneo Solutions Venture $2,450,000 EneoSolutions.se .se
Emergent VR Seed $2,200,000 EmergentVR.com .com
Gitter Seed $2,200,000 Gitter.im .im
VidMob Seed $2,000,000 VidMob.com .com
HandScape Series A $2,000,000 HandScape.com .com
Rollout.io Seed $2,000,000 Rollout.io .io
K4Connect Seed $1,900,000 K4Connect.com .com
ROIKOI Seed $1,700,000 RoiKoi.com .com
Nanomedical Diagnostics Series A $1,600,000 NanomedicalDiagnostics.com .com
Yunmake Series A $1,600,000 Yunzao.cn .cn
HappyCar Seed $1,580,000 HappyCar.de .de
Boostinsider Seed $1,500,000 BoostInsider.com .com
Pace Properties Seed $1,300,000 PaceProperties.com .com
DJs.com Seed $1,250,000 DJs.com .com
Octoly Seed $1,200,000 Octoly.com .com
HeadBox Seed $1,200,000 HeadBox.com .com
Chime Seed $1,200,000 Chimewith.us .us
SoftPay Mobile Series A $1,000,000 SoftPay.mobi .mobi
S-Cube Futuretech Seed $1,000,000 S-Cube.in .in
Biolectrics Series A $1,000,000 Biolectrics.net .net
Attest Seed $1,000,000 Askattest.com .com
Neuro Therapia Seed $1,000,000 NeuroTherapia.com .com
Voodoo Seed $1,000,000 GetVoodoo.in .in
Spacer Seed $1,000,000 Spacer.com.au .com.au
Thisle Seed $1,000,000 ThisleChangeYou.com .com
Golfdigg Series A $700,000 Golfdigg.com .com
Scorechain Seed $570,000 Scorechain.com .com
UrbanOutsource Seed $500,000 UrbanOutsource.com.au .com.au
Construction Automation Seed $500,000 ConstructionAutomation.com .com
Intelligent Health Venture $463,290 IntelligentHealth.co.uk .co.uk
Welkio Seed $400,000 Welkio.com .com
RewardStock Seed $350,000 RewardStock.com .com
Zappfresh Angel $300,000 Zappfresh.com .com
TriggMine Seed $300,000 TriggMine.com .com
Homigo Seed $200,000 Homigo.in .in
Bucketkart.com Seed $150,000 Bucketkart.com .com
Hivebeat Venture $125,000 Hivebeat.com .com
Holidify Seed $100,000 Holidify.com .com
Pattypets Seed $80,000 PattyPets.com .com
mShipper Seed $77,000 mShipper.com .com
AskMyFift Angel $40,000 AskMyGift.com .com
Namocart.com Angel $35,000 Namocart.com .com
Taembe.com Seed $28,000 Taembe.com .com
FreshKids Venture Undisclosed WeAreFreshKids.com .com
BolRealty.com Angel Undisclosed BolRealty.com .com
Maskoolin Seed Undisclosed Maskool.in .in
Gaana Venture Undisclosed Gaana.com .com
Homers.in Seed Undisclosed Homers.in .in
Roostify Series A Undisclosed Roostify.com .com
bounty app Seed Undisclosed BountyApp.in .in
Printivo Seed Undisclosed Printivo.com .com
Loopline Systems Venture Undisclosed Loopline-Systems.com .com
GymTrekker Venture Undisclosed GymTrekker.com .com
LAB Games Venture Undisclosed LabGames.net .net
Stem Disintermedia Seed Undisclosed Stem.is .is
Nutrium Seed Undisclosed Nutrium.io .io
Bizongo Seed Undisclosed Bizongo.in .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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