Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 41

Last week we saw 71 newly funded startups that raised a combined $230,582,000 in funding but also faced  the challenge to name and “domain” themselves.  One of the things I’ve learned since I started to research and write about newly funded startups and their domain name choices at the beginning of this year is that many of the companies that gain healthy traction and go one to raise additional rounds of capital will go through a re-naming process and/or do a domain name upgrade later on. I am currently working on a post that looks into the names and domains from 130 private companies with a valuation of 1 billion dollars plus and I can already share with you that many of these so called unicorns once started with a different name or domain.

On a side note, I am looking for company that is keen to sponsor this weekly “startups and their (domain) names” series I write. This is a great opportunity for a company in the domain name or branding space to get exposure towards a very targeted audience of domain name investors as well as the many startup companies that come here to read about domain names and naming.  Drop me a line if you want to chat.

Back at the list we see 64% of companies launched on  .com and the ccTLDs coming in second again with 18%. Ota Expert, a startup that offers competitor-based smart-pricing technology for hotels uses the new GTLD .Expert as their domain.

Name + domain name combos that I like this week are from Singapore based public transport tickets booking service EasyBook that uses the matching .com and analytics software company RevUp Software that uses the

Here’s this week’s list:

Name Funding Amount Domain Name TLD
CampoRico Venture $40,000,000
GoJavas Venture $20,000,000 .com
TSheets Series A $15,000,000 .com
Hixme Inc Series A $10,500,000 .com
Censio Series A $10,000,000 .io
SportzVillage Series A $10,000,000 .com
Opsonix, Inc Series A $8,000,000 .com
Payveris Venture $7,370,000 .com
Crisis Text Line Venture $7,000,000 .org
Morphisec Series A $7,000,000 .com
Thoughtexchange Venture $7,000,000 .com
Welcome Cure Seed $6,000,000 .com
Vittamed Series A $5,030,000 .com
BioTrackTHC Venture $5,000,000 .com
Sentera Venture $5,000,000 .com
Scalock Series A $4,000,000 .com
MPOWER Financing Seed $4,000,000 .com
Miora Venture $4,000,000 .mx
RevUp Software Venture $3,930,000 .com
Reflektive Seed $3,600,000 .com
TNI medical Venture $3,360,000 .de
RightHand Robotics Venture $3,320,000 .com
EasyBook Series A $3,000,000 .com
Schoolguru Series A $3,000,000 .in
PebblePost Seed $3,000,000 .com
TechnoCom Venture $2,290,000 .com Seed $2,200,000 .io
ZuperMeal Seed $2,000,000 .com
Pypestream Seed $2,000,000 .com
HealthWave Seed $2,000,000 .co
Shoutz Venture $2,000,000 .com
Monterosa Productions Series A $1,830,000
IntSight Seed $1,800,000 .com
InnoQuant Seed $1,800,000 .com
Cloverpop Seed $1,800,000 .com
Premama Series A $1,400,000 .com
Skurt Seed $1,300,000 .com
Curb Seed $1,250,000 .com
Mad Paws Seed $1,100,000
HealthiPASS Venture $1,080,000 .com
Kulzy Seed $1,000,000 .com
CoPower Seed $850,000 .me
PHIND Seed $755,000 .it
Docplexus Seed $700,000 .in
Trove Seed $640,000 .com
Burger Singh Angel $350,000 .com
Inayo Seed $300,000 .in
Voodoo Manufacturing Seed $300,000 .com
G-KEEP Seed $300,000 .com Angel $250,000 .co
Congo Seed $250,000 .io
OTA Expert Seed $250,000 .expert Seed $200,000 .dk
Rock N Shop Seed $150,000 .com
ZesTrip Seed $100,000 .net
Zeppery Angel $77,000 .com
Stockroom Seed $70,000 .io
WavoDyne Therapeutics Venture $50,000 .com
Kidup Angel $30,000 .co
Gamaliel Seed Undisclosed .com
Guitar Hype Seed Undisclosed .com
Cube26 Venture Undisclosed .com
Stage One Film Angel Undisclosed
Curofy Seed Undisclosed .com
DFKI Venture Undisclosed .de
Naturally Yours Seed Undisclosed .in
Afrostream Venture Undisclosed .tv
Konsula Seed Undisclosed .com
Onkos Surgical Series A Undisclosed .com
qipp Seed Undisclosed .com
YesBoss 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.

6 thoughts on “Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 41”

  1. Looks like changed hands for $18K back in 2014. Nice name, and I think a pretty good investment now.

    I reckon Censio might have to rebrand – looks like there’s an established brand using that name, and they [.io] are going to bleed traffic over to that site I imagine.

  2. I like,, and has changed hand on Afternik for $ 4K on 2012, it is an acronym from Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention.

  3. Willy from (fka here.

    After closing our round we bought for $1,780, and just this past month we sold the domain for $2k!

    Here are some blog posts (free) that we put together on our experience tackling a common issue with a unique approach:

    Should you rebrand?

    Guide to rebranding:

    Good luck everyone!

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