87 newly funded startups and their domain names: Kahua.com, Bitso.com, WeDo.com

Funding activity was up significantly as we tracked 87 startup companies raise $534,157,670 in venture funding last week. 75 percent of these new companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a distant second again with 11%. .Io remains a popular choice among startups, taking just under 7% of the pie this week. It’s the third consecutive week without a single new gTLD on the list.

If you’re interested to learn more about what type of  aftermarket domain names are most in demand at the moment I can recommend you to check out a recent report by domain buyer broker Bill Sweetman who’s company Name Ninja posted data on the 500 most recent domain names clients have asked them to acquire.

Some name + domain name combos that i’d liked this week are from Atlanta based business to business collaboration platform Kahua. The name is derived from the Hawaiian word for “platform” and the company operates from the matching .com address. Next up we have Bitso, Mexico’s very first Bitcoin exchange, offering a platform for trading of Bitcoin with Mexican Peso at Bitso.com. We’re finding that cryptocurrency based domains are becoming a frequent purchase as of late. According to www.reliablecoin.com, crypto’s userbase is quickly growing – and this shows through domain sales. Last but absolutely not least is Los Angeles based WeDo, a mobile to do list app that enables you and the people in your life to get tasks done. The company owns the matching .com which sold in 2009 for $19,000 at Sedo.

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Silicon RanchVenture$100,000,000SiliconRanchCorp.com.com
VivintVenture$100,000,000Vivint.com.com
Root CapitalVenture$50,000,000RootCapital.org.org
Sienna BiopharmaceuticalsSeries A$34,000,000SiennaBio.com.com
Koovs.comVenture$32,000,000Koovs.com.com
Phaidon InternationalVenture$26,200,000PhaidonInternational.com.com
Anthea AromaticsSeries A$18,000,000Anthea-Aromatics.in.in
Innovium IncSeries A$15,000,000Innovium.com.com
IonetixVenture$11,470,000ionetix.com.com
KahuaVenture$10,000,000Kahua.com.com
Taidu TechnologySeries A$7,700,000YouTaidu.com.com
Platform BlackVenture$7,300,000PlatformBlack.com.com
PrisynaSeed$6,000,000Prisyna.com.com
Disruptive TechnologiesVenture$6,000,000Disruptive-Technologies.com.com
Obelisk GroupVenture$6,000,000Obelisk.com.com
CarViSeries A$5,000,000GetCarVi.com.com
uAvionixSeries A$5,000,000Uavionix.com.com
CirrentSeries A$4,950,000Cirrent.com.com
NanoMist TechnologiesVenture$4,400,000NanomistTechnologies.com.com
MasdelVenture$4,130,000MasdelInc.com.com
PERKiiVenture$4,000,000Perkii.com.au.com.au
Nimble Software SystemsSeries A$4,000,000NimbleSchedule.com.com
RateMyAgentSeries A$3,830,000RateMyAgent.com.au.com.au
SnappyDataSeries A$3,650,000SnappyData.io.io
YellowHammerVenture$3,610,000Yhmg.com.com
ReplyYesSeed$3,500,000ReplyYes.com.com
LaunchPad RecruitsSeries A$2,880,000LaunchPadRecruits.com.com
STEM PremierVenture$2,620,000StemPremier.com.com
StoryStreamSeries A$2,600,000StoryStream.it.it
Adventos CorporationVenture$2,510,000Adventos.com.com
The YieldVenture$2,500,000TheYield.com.com
BnbsitterSeries A$2,500,000BnbSitter.com.com.com
BrainPort TechnologiesVenture$2,400,000Wicab.com.com
SqreenSeed$2,300,000Sqreen.io.io
Nuki Home SolutionsSeed$2,260,000Nuki.io.io
Sofant TechnologiesVenture$2,240,000Sofant.com.com
SMARKIOSeed$2,180,000Smark.io.io
SensurionVenture$2,000,000Sensurion.com.com
PonchoSeed$2,000,000Poncho.is.is
BitsoSeed$1,850,000Bitso.com.com
BioFacturaSeries A$1,800,000BioFactura.com.com
OcuHubVenture$1,750,000Ocuhub.com.com
ID Global SolutionsVenture$1,550,000Idglobal.com.com
Trainer RxVenture$1,380,000Trainer-RX.com.com
ActronikaSeed$1,360,000Actronika.com.com
GeoFrenzySeed$1,300,000GeoFrenzy.com.com
SpaceVRSeed$1,250,000SpaceVR.co.co
DocsAppSeed$1,200,000DocsApp.in.in
ScriptBookSeed$1,200,000ScriptBook.io.io
RooamSeed$1,200,000Rooam.co.co
RadarAPPSVenture$1,150,000RadarApps.com.com
TierionSeed$1,000,000Tierion.com.com
GIBLIBVenture$1,000,000Giblib.com.com
Vector SpaceAngel$1,000,000VectorSpaceSystems.com.com
WeDoAngel$900,000WeDo.com.com
NgenicVenture$860,800Ngenic.se.se
HaystackSeed$841,710TheHaystackApp.com.com
TripfezSeed$750,000Tripfez.com.com
PFO GlobalVenture$740,000PFOGlobal.com.com
The Wedding BrigadeSeed$602,050Indear.in.in
Impact GuruSeed$500,000ImpactGuru.com.com
MilkbasketSeed$500,000Milkbasket.com.com
Integrated Child Health RecordsSeed$450,000ICHRCloud.com.com
BoxGreenSeed$335,000BoxGreen.co.co
TudottAngel$300,000Tudott.com.com
LOYALMESeed$240,000LoyalMe.com.com
FREYOSeed$213,000Freyo.com.com
CallforloansSeed$105,110Callforloans.co.in.co.in
SteadyFareSeed$100,000SteadyFare.com.com
Leichtgemacht.atAngelUndisclosedLeichtgemacht.at.at
FeelySeedUndisclosedFeely.fm.fm
BayersoftSeries AUndisclosedAncyraDesktop.com.com
Lurtis RulesAngelUndisclosedLurtis.com.com
BitrendySeedUndisclosedBitrendy.com.com
Parasail HealthSeedUndisclosedParasailHealth.com.com
CertraxVentureUndisclosedCertrax.com.com
Café X TechnologiesSeedUndisclosedCafexApp.com.com
NvstrSeedUndisclosedNvstr.com.com
RubberduckVentureUndisclosedHiRubberduck.com.com
MUrgencySeedUndisclosedMurgency.com.com
bentekkSeedUndisclosedbentekk.com.com
Qapla'SrlAngelUndisclosedQapla.it.it
AttachAngelUndisclosedAttach.io.io
Almax AnalyticsSeedUndisclosedAlmaxAnalytics.com.com
DriveTribeSeries AUndisclosedDriveTribe.com.com
World's BestSeedUndisclosedWorldsBest.com.com
InTouchAppSeedUndisclosedInTouchApp.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, 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.

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