65 newly funded startups and their domain names: Habit.com, Imzy.com, TalentNext.com

$226,606,090 in funding was raised by 65 new startup companies last week. More than 66% of them launched with a .com domain for their address on the web followed by the ccTLDs with a solid 18% of the pie this week.  We have two startups that went with a new domain extension: Dosh (which uses Dosh.Cash), a mobile app that connects directly with your banking or credit card provider when you buy from a merchant or brand and then instantly notifies you of any cash rewards coming your way and online commercial property marketplace Property.Works which I wrote more about last week.

Some domain names I like on this week include those from Habit, a data-driven personalized nutrition service which raised a whopping $32M in cash and uses the ultra premium Habit.com domain name.  Based on historical screenshots it seems the domain name was owned by online pharmacy Canada Drugs at one point. A sales price has not been reported but according to NameBio.com the plural Habits.com sold for $55k in 2006 and Habitt.com fetched $12,000 last year on Sedo. I also like social network Imzy which can be found on the matching Imzy.com domain name. Last up there’s Mumbai-based TalentNext which is a verified recruitment portal for the Indian entertainment industry, connecting film and production houses to a variety of talents online. The company uses the matching TalentNext.com domain which is a nice example of a memorable two-keyword brandable

Here’s this weeks list: (more…)

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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. (more…)

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