Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 33.

There is no slowing down in startup land with investors pouring another $266,736,600 dollars into a record number of 80 new startup companies last week.  Looking at the domain names of these newly funded companies we see that 8 out of every 10 is using a .com for their address on the web. A distant second is the ccTLD and mobile imagine editor app VoxWeb is using a .Rocks domain for their site which makes them the 12th startup this year to date to use one of the new gTLDs.

A startup that caught my eye is Berlin based Ohlala that just launched a “Uber for Escorts” or in other words, a paid dating or compensated dating app. No matter what your take on this business model is there is no denying that they nailed it with naming the product and more importantly, the company owns the exact match domain According to Namebio the domain name last sold for $4,150 on 2013-01-09 at NameJet but it is safe to assume that the domain changed owner after that because the domain was listed for $125,000 on another domain name marketplace later that year according to the DomainTools screenshot history.

Some other names I like on this list are those of real estate platform HomeBay and social delivery service Nimber. Both names are easy to say, remember and spell and they have the exact match .com to go with it.

Here is this weeks list:

Name Funding Amount Domain Name TLD
Milestone Technologies Venture $42,500,000 .com
IFMR Holdings Venture $25,000,000
VATBox Venture $24,000,000 .com
Checkmate Pharmaceuticals Series A $20,000,000 .com
Venture Garden Group Venture $20,000,000 .com
Ascentage Pharma Series A $15,500,000 .com
Talena Series A $12,000,000 .com
Lightricks Venture $10,000,000 .com
Sir Kensington’s Series A $8,500,000 .com
Icebreaker Health Venture $6,600,000 .com
Sarvint Technologies Series A $6,000,000 .com
ImpactFlow Venture $5,700,000 .com
RapidSoS Venture $5,000,000 .com
XACT Robotics Venture $5,000,000 .com
Jifflenow Venture $4,000,000 .com
Agrostar Venture $4,000,000 .com
DispatchHealth Seed $3,600,000 .com
TRICAST Venture $3,300,000 .com
Yogrt Series A $3,000,000 .co
pCloud Series A $3,000,000 .com
Scripbox Series A $2,500,000 .com
Genoa Pharmaceuticals Venture $2,200,000 .com
Hope Foods Venture $2,200,000 .com
Alastin Skincare Venture $2,100,000 .com
PaidEasy Seed $2,000,000 .com
HUVRData Series A $2,000,000 .com
Living Lens Series A $1,600,000 .tv
Genee Series A $1,500,000 .me
Stash Seed $1,400,000 .com
Provata Health Venture $1,400,000 .com
Perthera Venture $1,300,000 .com
HomeBay Seed $1,000,000 .com
KinderPharma Series A $1,000,000 .com
Clear Software Venture $1,000,000 .com
ToneTag Venture $1,000,000 .com
Claim it! Seed $950,000 .com
Akadeum Life Sciences Venture $905,100 .com
MyRoomIn Seed $889,400 .com
Elemental LED Venture $850,000 .com
Nimber Venture $850,000 .com
CannaPharmaRx Venture $804,500 .com
nPerson Seed $800,000 .tv
Digital Retail Apps Seed $763,300 .com
This Seed $610,000 .cm
BigZop Seed $600,000 .com
Awamo Seed $550,000 .com
Horam VR Angel $548,300 .fr
V1 Sports Venture $505,100 .com
Influence Technologies Venture $500,000 .tv
Betaout Seed $500,000 .com
TapMesh Seed $500,000 .com
NewSci Seed $500,000 .co
My Taxi India Seed $500,000 .com
CloudCutout Seed $500,000 .com
Genomenon Venture $446,000 .com
Nearable Technology Corp. Seed $400,500 .ca
Trustfuel Venture $400,000 .com
mrUsta Seed $351,000 .com
Re:sure Seed $276,800 .co
Inkmonk Angel $250,000 .com
IgniteFeedback Seed $220,000 .com
Intecrowd Venture $166,500 .com
Waterford Mask Systems Venture $151,000 .com
Apprl Venture $114,700 .com
Event Cardio Group Venture $110,000 .com
VoxWeb Seed $100,000 .rocks
Cone Health Venture $97,000 .com
Line-Hop Angel $35,700 .com
Samsride Seed $25,000 .com
Carving Notions Technologies Seed $23,000 .com
SunwizTech India Seed $23,000 .com
Picosense Venture $20,700 .com
MassBlurb Angel Undisclosed .com
VanityCube Seed Undisclosed .in
myCleaner Venture Undisclosed .com
Inverse Seed Undisclosed .com
Fit4D Series A Undisclosed .com
Wellthie Seed Undisclosed .com
PopBox Seed Undisclosed .asia
Ohlala Seed Undisclosed .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.

10 thoughts to “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 33.”

  1. In your next issue you maybe should put in bold the raw where the company has the to outline it and quickly see how much don’t have it.

  2. 99% handregs as usual. Personally I think this list does an injustice to those that try to sell domains to startups. It shows that anyone can go out and handreg some junk domain and still get funding.

    1. Exactly. It does show that you dont need a premium domain to raise funding. It is interesting to see however that the most successful startups will either rebrand or upgrade their domain name when they raise more capital and gain more traction.

  3. Also, like to add is just a horrible name. They will never be able to register a trademark. They will never be able to protect their brand. People will think their domain is a typo. Just a bad idea.

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