Pro.com Launches With $3.5 Million in Seed Funding

Pro.com Launches With $3.5 Million in Seed Funding

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pro.com logoIt’s always interesting to see how a domain name will be used following a major sale. Last year, Igloo.com¬†was the broker of record for the sale of the Pro.com domain name. Unfortunately, Igloo could not provide a comment regarding this domain name.

According to a post on Crunchbase Daily, Pro.com just launched after receiving millions of dollars in seed funding from several well respect venture capital firms. Here’s what Crunchbase Daily had to say regarding the funding and launch of the new website:

Seattle-based home service professionals marketplace Pro.com has launched with $3.5 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Madrona Ventures, Redpoint, Bezos Expeditions, Two-Sigma Ventures, and Sherpa Foundry. Pro.com aims to simplify the process of hiring home service professionals, providing homeowners with estimates for a list of home improvement tasks and a list of available contractors nearby. Launched as SeattleHomePro last year, Pro.com has rebranded, now offering real-time estimates, and plans to eventually expand its service nationwide.

Pro.com is a short domain name and is not only descriptive, but it makes a great brand name as well. Seattle Home Pro understood this, and they are able to take what was once a local brand and make it a national brand with this new company name.

Prior to the sale of this domain name, Pro.com appears to have been owned by a company in Belgium. At one point it appears to have been in use, and at another point, it was being used as a forwarder.


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Comments (4)

    Tessa Holcomb

    It never gets tiring to see names we sell launch as new brands! :-)

    May 14th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Raider

    If we buy into the hype that GTLD’s are the future, what happens to dot Pro when the inevitable happens and .dentist .lawyer and every other PROfession is released?.

    May 14th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Professional

      What does that have to do with this article?

      In reply to Raider | May 14th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Raider

      LOL.. I cannot believe I misread the extension, not just in the title but in the graphic as well.. Needless to say, when I make a mistake I own up to it, My apologies to Elliot and all his readers.

      Thank you for pointing it out. :)

      In reply to Professional | May 15th, 2014 at 1:53 am

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