Worldwide financing to private startups reached $61 billion last month, the fourth month in a row over $60 billion, according to Crunchbase data.
$3 billion was invested at the seed stage, $18 billion in the early stage, and a little over $40 billion in the later and technology-growth stages.
Forty-five new companies joined the Crunchbase Unicorn Board. Tiger Global, Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital India, the SoftBank Vision Fund, and Andreessen Horowitz were the firms with the most funding rounds led in January.
Fintech conquered the January funding stage, with 130 fintech funding deals recorded by GlobalData. AI hardware, analog, mixed-signal, and wireless communications companies also draw investors’ interest.
Chinese companies usually do not disclose exact investment statistics. Still, based on minimal amounts announced, China’s startups are once again the talk of the month, obtaining more funding in January 2022 than the rest of the world combined.
We’ve gathered a list of 968 January fundings. Selected in no particular order, here are the names that piqued our attention.
Brex is an American financial technology company. The company raised $300 million in a Series D-2 round at a $12.3 billion valuation.
Brex operates on Brex.com. Investing in an exact brand match domain name is the best way to protect your brand online and ensure that customers, business partners, and investors will easily find you online.
1Password is a password manager developed by AgileBits Inc. It provides a secure place (locked with a master password) for users to store different passwords and sensitive information.
1Password operates on 1password.com and has secured a secondary domain name OnePassword.com. Securing different variations of how your customers and business partners may spell your domain is a great way to avoid confusion, traffic, and email leaks and protect your brand.
Although it is uncommon to include a number in a domain name, 1Password is an excellent example of doing it right. It has a distinct meaning, and the number “one” is included in the company’s name and branding approach.
Capacity is an AI-powered helpdesk that automates the provision of assistance to customers and employees. Capacity surpassed $62M in total capital in January with a $38M Series C funding round.
The company was previously known as Jane.AI but rebranded in 2019, securing the exact brand match domain Capacity.com. One word.com names found in the English dictionary are among the most valuable and sought-after domains. Having such a domain name may improve your brand’s organic type-in traffic, marketing effectiveness, and SEO.
Checkout.com is a worldwide payments solution provider that assists companies and communities in the area of the digital economy. Last month, the company closed a remarkable $1 billion round at a $40 billion valuation.
Apart from the premium exact brand match domain name checkout.com, the company behind the project has also secured Check-out.com and CKout.com.
Domain names are strategic brand assets and, if used correctly, can directly affect a brand’s success. Most experienced entrepreneurs know that and invest in securing possible typos of their primary domain name, different country extensions, and domains for specific marketing campaigns, products, or sub-brands.
Reputation.com is a California-based business-to-business online reputation management and customer experience management company. Reputation.com was founded as ReputationDefender and later changed its name. This is often due to domain name upgrades – when startups launch on a compromised extension and subsequently manage to secure and invest in their exact brand match .com.
.com is the most popular extension, used by 655 companies out of 968.
479 companies have invested in exact brand match domains. The majority of successful global brands operate on similar names that communicate trust and authority.