86 newly funded startups and their domain names: Joy.co, Coworker.com, Humada.com

Another week, another book. I just started reading Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis, a book that my former boss, who used to be a trader on the Amsterdam stock exchange, gifted me 10 years ago when we both moved to Hong Kong. I never read it. Until this week. It’s a very enjoyable and refreshing read for anyone with the slightest interest in the financial markets and investment banking.  Speaking of $$$, a monstrous $674,595,590 in funding was raised by 86 startups last week. 68% of these new companies is using a .com for their address on the web, followed by the ccTLDs with 17%. There’s not a single one of the new domains on the list this week.

Some domain names I like on this week list include those of San Francisco based Joy which offers an interactive photo album that allows users to curate and share their favorite photos with friends and family. The company uses Joy.co which I really like – I’ve said it before: a .CO can work well, especially when you have a short, brandable, dictionary word. Another domain name I like a a lot is from a company called Coworker which has build a network for discovering and reviewing co-working spaces at Coworker.com. The domain name sold for $27,500 last year via Braden Pollock’s LegalBrandMarketing. Last up we have Humada, a data protection and information security company from Palo Alto which uses the exact match Humada.com, an invented name with a nice ring to it. The domain was last offered for sale for EUR 5,900 according to an archived landing page.

Here’s this weeks list:

NameFundingAmountDomain NameTLD
Eywa PharmaVenture$300,000,000EywaPharma.com.com
Kernel Co.Venture$100,000,000Kernel.co.co
BlackThorn TherapeuticsSeries A$40,000,000BlackThornRx.com.com
ZwiftSeries A$25,000,000Zwift.com.com
LeadColdVenture$18,000,000LeadCold.com.com
Oryx VisionSeries A$17,000,000OryxVision.com.com
ZappiStoreVenture$14,720,000ZappiStore.com.com
LadderSeries A$14,000,000LadderLife.com.com
IbanFirstVenture$11,000,000IbanFirst.com.com
SplioSeries A$10,980,000Splio.com.com
TravelBankSeries A$10,000,000TravelBank.com.com
ViscoveryVenture$10,000,000Viscovery.co.co
LpixelSeries A$7,000,000Lpixel.net.net
Hangar TechnologySeed$6,500,000HangarTechnology.com.com
TravelTekVenture$6,480,000TravelTek.net.net
Chorus.aiVenture$6,300,000Chrorus.ai.ai
Zecotek PhotonicsVenture$5,000,000Zecotek.com.com
Renegade BrandsVenture$5,000,000RenegadeBrands.com.com
ShotTrackerSeed$5,000,000ShotTracker.com.com
Biz2MobileVenture$4,400,000b2mSolutions.com.com
BezahltSeed$3,840,000Bezahlt.de.de
CloudLex IncSeries A$3,700,000CloudLex.com.com
Direct Online ServicesVenture$3,290,000DirectOnlineServices.co.uk.co.uk
Vicarious SurgicalVenture$3,200,000VicariousSurgical.com.com
Signum SurgicalVenture$2,830,000SignumSurgical.com.com
AtlasTrendSeed$2,800,000AtlasTrend.com.com
Terra SolarVenture$2,740,000TerraSolar.ie.ie
JoySeed$2,500,000Joy.co.co
MYSUNSeed$2,500,000ItsMySun.com.com
BioModicsVenture$2,210,000BioModics.com.com
DataKindVenture$2,000,000DataKind.org.org
WellthySeed$2,000,000Wellthy.com.com
CardiogramSeed$2,000,000Cardiogr.am.am
RealiSeed$2,000,000Reali.com.com
Station Fire Memorial FoundationVenture$2,000,000StationFireMemorialFoundation.org.org
Juice So GoodVenture$1,550,000JuiceSoGood.com.com
Compaction TechnologiesVenture$1,300,000CompactionTechnologies.com.com
NeosSeed$1,220,000Neos.co.uk.co.uk
First CircleSeed$1,200,000FirstCircle.ph.ph
CodesmithSeed$1,100,000CodeSmith.io.io
HandstandSeed$1,000,000HandstandApp.com.com
Bumpers, Inc.Seed$1,000,000Bumpers.fm.fm
VincrossAngel$1,000,000Vincross.com.com
One VodkaAngel$800,000TheOneVodka.com.com
NextsealVenture$792,800Nextseal.se.se
CourseStormSeed$760,000CourseStorm.com.com
Fedr8Seed$733,630Fedr8.com.com
Simpek TechnologiesAngel$700,000SimptekInc.com.com
The Glimpse GroupSeed$700,000TheGlimpseGroup.com.com
Kinesis Health TechnologiesSeed$650,270Kinesis.ie.ie
WaterViewSeed$519,130WaterView.it.it
CoworkerSeed$500,000Coworker.com.com
Myxx IncSeed$400,000Myxx.it.it
Parcel PerformSeed$350,000ParcelPerform.com.com
Expression Health AnalysisSeed$315,000ExpressionHealth.com.com
The Student HubAngel$301,220TheStudentHub.co.co
ChatOnGoSeed$300,000ChatOnGo.com.com
YuMiGoSeed$300,000Yumigo.com.com
surgiQSeed$235,000SurgiQ.com.com
Tazzo TechnologiesSeed$224,860TazzoBikes.com.com
3DexterSeed$150,0003Dexter.com.com
Chattar PatarSeed$149,850ChatarPatar.in.in
Graviky LabsSeed$119,930Graviky.com.com
VersoSeed$100,000Verso.to.to
JanjooSeed$67,950Janjoo.se.se
Kaido GroupSeed$60,950KaidoGroup.com.com
ChatallySeed$5,000Chatally.com.com
CONCUREDSeedUndisclosedConcured.com.com
My Food BagVentureUndisclosedMyFoodBag.co.nz.co.nz
USRealty.comVentureUndisclosedUSRealty.com.com
Rheon MedicalVentureUndisclosedRheonMedical.com.com
HipcaskSeedUndisclosedHipcask.com.com
Humada Inc.Series AUndisclosedHumada.com.com
Edgefx Kits & SolutionsSeedUndisclosedEdgefxKits.com.com
LocalBlipSeedUndisclosedLocalBlip.com.com
XaitVentureUndisclosedXait.com.com
GastfreundSeries AUndisclosedGastFreund.net.net
UtelogySeries AUndisclosedUtelogy.com.com
TrakCelVentureUndisclosedTrakCel.com.com
Gadjian.comVentureUndisclosedGadjian.com.com
KhutzpaSeedUndisclosedKhutzpa.com.com
Premier ResearchVentureUndisclosedPremier-Research.com.com
ProKarmaVentureUndisclosedProKarma.com.com
SeccoSeries AUndisclosedSeccoAura.com.com
GolfreservSeedUndisclosedGolfreserv.com.com
VRIZESeedUndisclosedVrize.io.io

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. 

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.

2 thoughts to “86 newly funded startups and their domain names: Joy.co, Coworker.com, Humada.com”

  1. I’m a fan of your “book club”. Just finished Chaos Monkeys. I’ll check out Liar’s Poker too.

    Humada is an interesting blend of HUMANA and ARMADA .

    I also like USrealty (boring but solid), Zwift and TravelBank.

    Thanks for the list!

  2. Great list. Very intersting that some domains actually own the .com of their domain but have it forward to the non-dotcom version like Viscovery.com forwarding to Viscovery.co. Times, they are changing….
    Also good to see some .net usage here.

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