70 newly funded startups and their domain names: UrbanVolt.com, DialSource.com, CollegeVine.com

We have a list of 70 startup companies that raised $351,752,990 in funding last week . Exactly 70% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with just over 17% of the list. There are three startups on this list that chose one of the new domain names for their address on the web. Mom.life is a free mobile app that saves new moms from anxiety and aims to give them the parenting knowledge of the entire internet (what about Dads?), social introduction slash dating app Mae went with Mae.social and Wayman, a developer of ERP software for engineering and design firms went for a .software domain name.

The pickings for domain names I liked this week were slim but those that I think are not bad include those of Dublin-based energy-saving LED lighting firm Urban Volt which uses UrbanVolt.com, sales automation startup DialSource which accelerates, manages, and automates your sales or service cycle and uses DialSource.com and then there’s CollegeVine, a provider of one-on-one mentorship and college applications guidance that recently changed it’s name from Admissions Hero. The CollegeVine.com domain name was parked with Sedo until recently but I was not able to find a public sales price for the domain name.


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UK property marketplace raises £1.5m Seed – uses Property.Works domain name

Property.Works, a London-based online marketplace for commercial property, has announced the closure of a £1.5m (US$1.82M) Seed round.

The company which launched in December last year was started by former Match.com COO and tech entrepreneur Joe Cohen who founded Seatwave and sold it to Ticketmaster. His new venture Property.Works, seeks to make it easier for SMEs to view available commercial space online and to contact agents to request additional information or arrange viewings. Read More

Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 23.

It was a busy week with 63 new startups raising a combined, 240+ million dollars in funding. More than 77 percent of them chose to launch with a .Com address with the ccTLDs coming in second. Diabetes management iPhone app OneDrop is the second funded startup this quarter that uses a new gTLD. The companies websites can be found at OneDrop.today

There’s a lot of dreadful names on this week’s list again so having a great name and domain name doesn’t seem to be all that important these days to raise a significant amount of cash. I might do a recap at the end of the year to see how many funded startups have re-branded or have upgraded their domain name to the exact match .com.

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Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 16.

I am a bit late with this weeks report as I am working from Groningen, the Netherlands to meet with Efty co-founder Lionel and to catch up with family and friends. Funding activity was a bit slow this week as we saw 44 startups raise a combined 40+ million in seed and angel funding. We’re seeing quite a colorful mix of TLDs this week as .com “only” accounts for 68% of this weeks domain extension choices. COBI (which stands for connected bike) is the very first funded startup this year to use a .bike domain and the fourth company so far this year that uses a new gTLD for their website address. They picked up 4 million dollar in seed funding which also makes them the top fundraiser together with charity donating platform Pledgeling that uses the matching Pledging.com domain name. None of this weeks startups launched with a real premium domain but I personally quite like social video advertising platform Viralize.com

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