84 newly funded startups and their domain names: Lemonade.com, Service.com, Mezi.com

Last week we saw another 84 newly funded companies raise a combined 313+ million dollars in funding. Looking at the preferred domain name extensions .Com is the usual  popular extension of choice with more than 73% of this week list and the ccTLDs are a strong second with over 21% of startups launching with their country code domain. The big surprise lately is the decreasing number of startups choosing a .Co or .Io domain for their site so far this quarter. I still have to crunch the final numbers for 2015 but it looks like the percentage of domains with these extensions is about half of what we saw during the first 3 quarters of the year.

There’s a few excellent name + domain combos on this weeks list starting with  New York based p2p insurance carrier Lemonade which uses the Lemonade.com domain, smartphone app Service.com that helps companies manage representatives in the field such as plumbers and electricians and last but not least there’s Mezi, a personal shopping assistant that upgraded from GoMezi.com to the exact match Mezi.com domain name.

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
YounicosVenture$50,000,000Younicos.com.com
KallyopeSeries A$44,000,000Kallyope.com.com
Rubius TherapeuticsSeries A$25,000,000RubiusTx.com.com
Kolte-Patil DevelopersVenture$18,000,000KoltePatil.com.com
Peppermint TechnologyVenture$15,120,000PeppermintTechnology.co.uk.co.uk
BioVentrixVenture$14,000,000BioVentrix.com .com
LemonadeSeed$13,000,000Lemonade.com.com
ClipSeries A$8,000,000Clip.mx.mx
ONcamVenture$7,000,000Oncam.com.com
ArterysSeries A$7,000,000Arterys.com.com
Twine HealthSeries A$6,750,000TwineHealth.com.com
MinestoVenture$5,550,000Minesto.com.com
HomestudioSeed$5,000,000Homestudio.com.com
GROUNDFLOORSeries A$5,000,000Groundfloor.us.us
SeereneSeed$5,000,000Seerene.com.com
GoNoodleVenture$5,000,000GoNoodle.com.com
GradleSeed$4,200,000Gradle.org.org
UmajinVenture$4,140,000Umajin.com.com
Melody Health InsuranceVenture$3,800,000MelodyHealthInsurance.com.com
MOPeasyVenture$3,690,000MopEasy.fr.fr
Service.comAngel$3,500,000Service.com.com
Journey SalesSeries A$3,400,000JourneySales.com.com
The TabSeed$3,000,000TheTab.com.com
Jigsaw AcademySeries A$3,000,000JigsawAcademy.com.com
Income&Seed$2,900,000Incomeand.com.com
MeziSeed$2,800,000Mezi.com.com
CritizrVenture$2,730,000Critizr.com.com
PaynearSeed$2,500,000Paynear.in.in
ZootlyVenture$2,500,000Zootly.com.com
CustomerGaugeVenture$2,500,000CustomerGauge.com.com
Channel MechanicsVenture$2,300,000ChannelMetrics.com.com
WildmokaVenture$2,170,000Wildmoka.com.com
Activity StreamSeed$2,100,000ActivityStream.com.com
Youth DigitalVenture$2,000,000YouthDigital.com.com
GeocorailVenture$2,000,000Geocorail.com.com
DataberriesSeed$1,860,000Databerries.com.com
urb-itSeed$1,800,000urb-it.com.com
SherpaSeed$1,580,000Sherpa.net.au.net.au
SavonixSeed$1,500,000Savonix.com.com
ATMO SelectSeed$1,500,000ATMOselect.com.com
BackedSeed$1,500,000BackedInc.com.com
ShopallySeed$1,400,000TheShopally.com.com
SlashSeed$1,300,000TapSlash.com.com
Evidentia HealthSeries A$1,200,000EvidentiaHealth.com.com
RippleshotSeed$1,200,000Rippleshot.com.com
Attentive.usGrant$1,092,000Attentive.us.us
Weddingz.inSeed$1,000,000Weddingz.in.in
Build & ImagineSeed$1,000,000BuildandImagine.com.com
SuitenessSeed$1,000,000Suiteness.com.com
BoomfSeed$1,000,000Boomf.com.com
Stay Simple ResortsAngel$748,670StaySimple.in.in
eureQaSeed$600,000SayEureQa.com.com
MyLabBoxAngel$560,000MyLabBox.com.com
i2e1Seed$500,000i2e1.com.com
Home AppSeed$500,000HomeApp.co.co
PropheSeeAngel$500,000Prophesee.in.in
YobberVenture$475,000Yobber.se.se
WatchboxVenture$380,000WatchboxApp.com.com
Leaf WearablesSeed$250,000LeafWearables.com.com
ProvilacAngel$225,000Provilac.com.com
Online RTIAngel$150,000OnlineRTI.com.com
UxprobeSeed$108,600Uxpro.be.be
4wrdtechSeed$80,0004wrdtech.com.com
Kyras TherapeuticsSeries AUndisclosedKyrasRx.com.com
GetFocusAngelUndisclosedGetFocus.in.in
EduRevSeedUndisclosedEduRev.in.in
SnaptivitySeedUndisclosedSnaptivityApp.com.com
Crowd GuruSeries AUndisclosedCrowdGuru.de.de
Webware.ioSeedUndisclosedWebware.io.io
JumboBasketAngelUndisclosedJumboBasket.com.com
JoeHukumSeedUndisclosedJoeHukum.com.com
BankersLabAngelUndisclosedBankersLab.com.com
LennySeedUndisclosedGetLenny.com.com
HopprSeedUndisclosedHopprApp.in.in
SymaxAngelUndisclosedSymax.jp.jp
Relay42Series AUndisclosedRelay42.com.com
HeyBizSeedUndisclosedHeyBiz.co.co
SupahandsSeedUndisclosedSupahands.com.com
GummieSeedUndisclosedGummie.co.za.co.za
NemucoreSeries AUndisclosedNemucore.com.com
mficientAngelUndisclosedmficient.com.com
Swiss Education GroupVentureUndisclosedSwissEducation.com.com
VlurnSeedUndisclosedVlurn.com.com
EatigoSeries AUndisclosedEatigo.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.

3 thoughts on “84 newly funded startups and their domain names: Lemonade.com, Service.com, Mezi.com

  1. I’ll be anxious to see the year end results. Especially the .IO summary. I think .IO benefited from a Flippa market manipulation that sent domainers scrambling to buy them. To be clear, not the management or owners of Flippa, but the Flippa community at large. It’s popularity was largely artificial IMO.

    1. @Hugh Johnson,

      Among startups like these, I think .IO usage is a natural reflection of retail market sentiment. Whether the trend heats up or cools off, these are end users. Tech startups don’t listen to domainer podcasts and blogs or monitor Flippa auctions regularly. So the opinion of these entrepreneurs is unlikely to be swayed by the domain industry.

      That’s why Doron’s reports here are useful. They’re an indication of reality beyond domainer speculation. For a small but important class of online projects, these are the kinds of domain names entrepreneurs do use. Sometimes they pay extra to buy them on the aftermarket (which speaks volumes). And sometimes they simply hand-register whatever’s handy. Either way, these startups mostly do what most of their peers are doing.

      You’re right about .IO, as far as domainers and Flippa are or were concerned. We had a brief period of frothy speculation there.

      Be careful what you say in public, though. After I urged caution about .IO auction prices last Spring, 1 prominent blogger with money at stake wrote an attack post calling me a “conspiracy theorist”. He spent half a year stalking my comments online. Thanks to his sabotage, I’m still persona non grata at a handful of domainer sites where he’s active. There I get attacked from time to time and am not permitted to respond without my comments being blocked or censored. So if you’re in the habit of thinking aloud in the domain industry, brace yourself for retaliation.

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