Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 4.

This week we saw a total of 42 startups announce seed or angel investment which is slightly up from last week when we looked at 38 newly funded startups and their domain names.  More than 71% of this weeks startups launched on a .com domain with .io being a very distant 2nd with 3 startups opting for this extension. With $6,000,000 …

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How much is Jason Calacanis his domain 20.com worth today?

It’s no secret that American internet entrepreneur, angel investor and blogger Jason Calacanis understands the power and value of a great domain name. Jason’s first big success was Weblogs Inc, a network of 90 blogs including Engadget and Autoblog.com, which he founded in 2003 and sold to AOL just two years later for a reported $25-30 million. Jason …

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Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 3.

As a domain name investor and having worked in startup companies most of my career I’d like to keep a close eye on which startups land funding and who’s gaining traction. There’s a lot to learn from analyzing the domain names these startups choose to launch on before they land their first big funding rounds so moving forward  I will …

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How Yelp got its (domain) name.

I love learning about how (start-up) companies got their name and matching domain name. As a domain name investor it helps me to better understand the naming and decision process most entrepreneurs go through at one point when they need to come up with a great name for their business idea. Very often the stories behind how a company got it’s name …

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