55 newly funded startups and their domain names: Grammarly.com, CareSourcer.com, Empower.me

A whopping $577,293,300 in funding was raised by 55 new startup companies last week. More than 67% of these companies launched with a .com domain name followed by the ccTLDs with 14.5 percent.  Cover, a technology company which offers a design optimization software for making custom-designed properties such as livable sheds is the only startup this week that chose a new domain extension: Cover.build

Some domain names that I like on this week’s list include those of Grammarly, a fantastic startup that offers an AI-powered browser extension to help people communicate more effectively. As a non-native English speaker, I use their Chrome plugin pretty much daily to help me catch typos and grammar mistakes. The company just raised a very large funding round and can be found at the matching Grammarly.com domain name. Another domain name I quite like is of UK-based healthcare startup Care Sourcer which provides is a web-based tool on the CareSourcer.com domain name which enables an individual and their family members (care seekers) to investigate and source care that meets their specific needs. Last up we have Califoria-based fintech startup Empower which aims to help millennials manage their finances through its mobiles app for iOS devices. The company uses the Empower.me domain name.

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Easy to playSeries A$217,290,000Chuapp.com.com
OpcitySeries A$27,000,000Opcity.com.com
Aadi BioscienceSeries A$23,000,000AadiBio.com.com
AxoniSeries A$20,000,000Axoni.com.com
HesaiSeries A$15,930,000HesaiTech.com.com
Innovative Solar SystemsVenture$14,900,000InnovativeSolarSystemsllc.com.com
AtaviumSeries A$8,650,000Atavium.com.com
IoTiumSeries A$8,390,000iotium.io.io
TMiRobSeries A$5,810,000TMiRob.com.com
InveniaSeries A$5,000,000Invenia.ca.ca
Ace TurtleSeries A$5,000,000AceTurtle.com.com
Oden TechnologiesSeed$3,410,000OdenTechnologies.net.net
Avalon HolographicsVenture$3,000,000AvalonHolographics.com.com
Cover Technologies, IncSeed$1,600,000Cover.build.build
Carbice CorporationSeed$1,000,000Carbice.com.com
Abyss SolutionsSeed$1,000,000AbyssSolutions.co.co
Nemesis BioscienceSeed$907,590NemesisBio.com.com
Loading Dock RaleighVenture$836,000LoadingDockRaleigh.com.com
InsureStreet LtdAngel$662,410InsureStreet.co.co
Care SourcerSeed$646,860CareSourcer.com.com
Fourth AmbitSeed$620,530FourthAmbit.com.com
Genba DigitalSeed$517,490GenbaGames.com.com
Organised Health TechnologiesVenture$194,260OrganisedHealth.co.uk.co.uk
SunCultureSeries A$150,000SunCulture.com.com
Resonance AISeed$150,000Resonance-ai.com.com
Curie LabsSeed$50,000CurieLabs.com.com
Food2u YangonSeedUndisclosedFood2u.com.mm.com.mm
Log 9 MaterialsSeedUndisclosedLog9Materials.com.com
ION EnergyAngelUndisclosedionenergy.co.co
Book My DiamondVentureUndisclosedBookMyDiamond.com.com
Chymera VRAngelUndisclosedChymeraVR.com.com
NutrafolSeries AUndisclosedNutrafol.com.com
Pakpobox Hong Kong LimitedSeedUndisclosedPakpobox.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 the first round of angel, seed, Series A or Venture funding and exclude companies that raised private equity or series B and beyond funding rounds. 

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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.

One thought on “55 newly funded startups and their domain names: Grammarly.com, CareSourcer.com, Empower.me

  1. That sure is a whopping number. Thanks to DNgeek for the report.

    Seems like there’s unlimited additional capital coming to the technology space on the horizon; SoftBank is building a fund (Vision Fund) with the Saudis and Apple among others with $93B already committed.

    Domains will be needed.

    – – – – – – – –

    Crunchbase has just published an article about the start-up quest to find the perfect name by Joanna Glasner:

    “The Bizarre Naming Trends That Modern Startups Follow”


    It’s an excellent insight into the strategies start-ups use to find a good brandable domain, and will likely be referred to by future endeavours as well. The names analysed were narrowed to companies that had raised at least $200,000 to make the findings more relevant to reality.

    Popular trends like AI and Robotics are covered, as well as the popularity of made up names. Athol Foden (Brighter Naming) is quoted and he puts it very nicely:

    “We’re surprised at how many names we can make up that sound like they should be in the dictionary, even if they’re not.”

    There’s no mention of domain marketplaces though, and that lack of awareness is a key challenge that the industry is facing.

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