What makes a startup successful? It is hard to tell. Is it a good idea? Execution? The team behind it? Investors and advisors? Chance? Or a mix of all of those? We look up to companies who manage to raise funds – they sure must be doing something right, right? Well, it may not be a 100% indicator of success, but it is one worth considering. In July 2021 nearly 400 startups got funding in the USA, raising a total of $6,132,457,889. Here are the choices they made when it comes to their brands’ online presence.
81.86% of the funded startups in June 2021 chose .com domain names for their brands, that is 316 out of 386 companies. Here is a breakdown of the most popular domain extensions used.
While it is often considered as a mistake to include a dash in your domain name, 14 out of the 386 startups on the list have a dash in their domain name.
If we look at how the funds raised are distributed, the startups operating on .com domains got 88.7% of all the money raised, or US$ 5,831,541,774 (how do you even say that number?!).
And here is the data you can look at, we hope you find it useful and it helps you make better decisions when it comes to your own business.
|beacons.ai||Beacons AI Inc.||Other Technology||$6,637,575.00|
|preventric.com||Preventric Diagnostics, LLC||Other Health Care||$50,000.00|
|resqpharma.com||RESQ PHARMACEUTICALS INC.||Pharmaceuticals||$8,804,985.00|
|obsessar.com||Obsess, Inc.||Other Technology||$9,999,998.00|
|www.mandolin.com||Mandolin Software, Inc.||Other Technology||$11,999,905.00|
|rogueone.net||Rogue One, Inc.||Other||$0.00|
|symsoil.com||Sym Soil, Inc.||Agriculture||$655,373.00|
|bluejaydx.com||Bluejay Diagnostics, Inc.||Other Health Care||$1,003,608.00|
|longtailad.com||LONGTAIL AD SOLUTIONS, INC||Other Technology||$54,456,040.00|
|www.huxleymedcenter.com||Huxley Medical, Inc.||Other Health Care||$4,000,000.00|