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Specter Monitor #66 ๐ŸŽผ

Feb 22, 2023

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Specter Monitor #66 ๐ŸŽผ

Feb 22, 2023

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Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #66 ๐ŸŽผ

Feb 22, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #66 ๐ŸŽผ

Feb 22, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Specter Monitor is a data-driven newsletter for investors interested in learning about the latest market trends, signals, and opportunities. Our audience includes some of the most legendary VC investors in the world. Weโ€™ll work hard to bring you actionable insights into whatโ€™s happening in todayโ€™s markets while celebrating data-driven wins and predictions. โœจ

๐Ÿ”ฎ Talents of the Week

Specter tracks real-time top talents movements across the world to detect actionable investment opportunities before anyone else.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Bernhard Kratzwald (EU, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at EthonAI.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 46.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 453 Days.

  • Description: EthonAI is an AI-powered platform that detects and prevents quality defects in manufacturing.

  • Prev. Experience: ETH Zรผrich, Technische Universitรคt Wien, Research Studios Austria, trinitec IT Solutions & Consulting GmbH.

  • Total Funding: $8.2M / $6.8M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Earlybird Venture Capital, La Famiglia, Wingman Ventures, ETH Zurich Foundation, Acequia Capital (AceCap).


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Joshua Perk (US, 2022): Founder & CEO at Vector (YC W23).

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 06.

  • Description: Vector makes it easy for account managers to understand what customers are actually saying, so they can focus on the right retention experience.

  • Prev. Experience: Founder @GrowthStack, Co-Founder & CTO@ GoCable, reconfigured, Drift, G5, United States Air Force.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: Y Combinator.


๐ŸŽฑ Strategic Intelligence

Inspired by Michael Lewisโ€™ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Strategic Intelligence is a stealth engine that tracks online and social behaviour of corporate insiders and leading investors.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Smile Identity (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 08.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 723 Days.

  • Description: Smile Identity solve identity for banks, telecoms, financial services and shared economy applications in Africa and beyond.

  • Total Funding: $35.1M / $20M Latest Series B Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Costanoa Ventures, Norrsken22, CRE Venture Capital, valU, 500 Global, Intercept Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Two Culture Capital, Latitude, ValueStream Ventures, Future Africa, Courtside Ventures.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Default (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 07.

  • Description: Default is an all-in-one inbound lead qualification, scheduling, & routing platform.

  • Total Funding: $5M / $4.3M Latest Seed Roun in 11/2021

  • Notable Investors: Scribble Ventures, GTMfund, Nicholas Donahue, Zephyr Venture Partners, PROTOCOL โ€” by GETTYLAB.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 02/2023.


๐Ÿ’ Cherry-Picked Companies

Specter tracks the alternative data performance of millions of companies and, on a monthly basis, flags the ones who are likely to increase in valuation.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Replo (YC S21) (US, 2021)Specter Rank: 1,789 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Replo is a visual CMS that enables brands to build beautiful, performant e-commerce experiences with less dev time.

  • Total Funding: $4.2M / $4.2M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: La Famiglia, Infinity Ventures, Figma Ventures, Guillermo Rauch, Y Combinator.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +302%; Social: +117%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Karta (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 254 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Karta offers smart company cards that help automate expense reports and simplify company spending.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,043%; Team: +116%; Social: +195%.

Specter Monitor is a data-driven newsletter for investors interested in learning about the latest market trends, signals, and opportunities. Our audience includes some of the most legendary VC investors in the world. Weโ€™ll work hard to bring you actionable insights into whatโ€™s happening in todayโ€™s markets while celebrating data-driven wins and predictions. โœจ

๐Ÿ”ฎ Talents of the Week

Specter tracks real-time top talents movements across the world to detect actionable investment opportunities before anyone else.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Bernhard Kratzwald (EU, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at EthonAI.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 46.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 453 Days.

  • Description: EthonAI is an AI-powered platform that detects and prevents quality defects in manufacturing.

  • Prev. Experience: ETH Zรผrich, Technische Universitรคt Wien, Research Studios Austria, trinitec IT Solutions & Consulting GmbH.

  • Total Funding: $8.2M / $6.8M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Earlybird Venture Capital, La Famiglia, Wingman Ventures, ETH Zurich Foundation, Acequia Capital (AceCap).


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Joshua Perk (US, 2022): Founder & CEO at Vector (YC W23).

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 06.

  • Description: Vector makes it easy for account managers to understand what customers are actually saying, so they can focus on the right retention experience.

  • Prev. Experience: Founder @GrowthStack, Co-Founder & CTO@ GoCable, reconfigured, Drift, G5, United States Air Force.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: Y Combinator.


๐ŸŽฑ Strategic Intelligence

Inspired by Michael Lewisโ€™ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Strategic Intelligence is a stealth engine that tracks online and social behaviour of corporate insiders and leading investors.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Smile Identity (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 08.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 723 Days.

  • Description: Smile Identity solve identity for banks, telecoms, financial services and shared economy applications in Africa and beyond.

  • Total Funding: $35.1M / $20M Latest Series B Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Costanoa Ventures, Norrsken22, CRE Venture Capital, valU, 500 Global, Intercept Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Two Culture Capital, Latitude, ValueStream Ventures, Future Africa, Courtside Ventures.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Default (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 07.

  • Description: Default is an all-in-one inbound lead qualification, scheduling, & routing platform.

  • Total Funding: $5M / $4.3M Latest Seed Roun in 11/2021

  • Notable Investors: Scribble Ventures, GTMfund, Nicholas Donahue, Zephyr Venture Partners, PROTOCOL โ€” by GETTYLAB.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 02/2023.


๐Ÿ’ Cherry-Picked Companies

Specter tracks the alternative data performance of millions of companies and, on a monthly basis, flags the ones who are likely to increase in valuation.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Replo (YC S21) (US, 2021)Specter Rank: 1,789 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Replo is a visual CMS that enables brands to build beautiful, performant e-commerce experiences with less dev time.

  • Total Funding: $4.2M / $4.2M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: La Famiglia, Infinity Ventures, Figma Ventures, Guillermo Rauch, Y Combinator.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +302%; Social: +117%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Karta (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 254 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Karta offers smart company cards that help automate expense reports and simplify company spending.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,043%; Team: +116%; Social: +195%.

Specter Monitor is a data-driven newsletter for investors interested in learning about the latest market trends, signals, and opportunities. Our audience includes some of the most legendary VC investors in the world. Weโ€™ll work hard to bring you actionable insights into whatโ€™s happening in todayโ€™s markets while celebrating data-driven wins and predictions. โœจ

๐Ÿ”ฎ Talents of the Week

Specter tracks real-time top talents movements across the world to detect actionable investment opportunities before anyone else.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Bernhard Kratzwald (EU, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at EthonAI.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 46.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 453 Days.

  • Description: EthonAI is an AI-powered platform that detects and prevents quality defects in manufacturing.

  • Prev. Experience: ETH Zรผrich, Technische Universitรคt Wien, Research Studios Austria, trinitec IT Solutions & Consulting GmbH.

  • Total Funding: $8.2M / $6.8M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Earlybird Venture Capital, La Famiglia, Wingman Ventures, ETH Zurich Foundation, Acequia Capital (AceCap).


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Joshua Perk (US, 2022): Founder & CEO at Vector (YC W23).

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 06.

  • Description: Vector makes it easy for account managers to understand what customers are actually saying, so they can focus on the right retention experience.

  • Prev. Experience: Founder @GrowthStack, Co-Founder & CTO@ GoCable, reconfigured, Drift, G5, United States Air Force.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: Y Combinator.


๐ŸŽฑ Strategic Intelligence

Inspired by Michael Lewisโ€™ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Strategic Intelligence is a stealth engine that tracks online and social behaviour of corporate insiders and leading investors.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Smile Identity (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 08.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 723 Days.

  • Description: Smile Identity solve identity for banks, telecoms, financial services and shared economy applications in Africa and beyond.

  • Total Funding: $35.1M / $20M Latest Series B Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Costanoa Ventures, Norrsken22, CRE Venture Capital, valU, 500 Global, Intercept Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Two Culture Capital, Latitude, ValueStream Ventures, Future Africa, Courtside Ventures.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Default (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 07.

  • Description: Default is an all-in-one inbound lead qualification, scheduling, & routing platform.

  • Total Funding: $5M / $4.3M Latest Seed Roun in 11/2021

  • Notable Investors: Scribble Ventures, GTMfund, Nicholas Donahue, Zephyr Venture Partners, PROTOCOL โ€” by GETTYLAB.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 02/2023.


๐Ÿ’ Cherry-Picked Companies

Specter tracks the alternative data performance of millions of companies and, on a monthly basis, flags the ones who are likely to increase in valuation.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Replo (YC S21) (US, 2021)Specter Rank: 1,789 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Replo is a visual CMS that enables brands to build beautiful, performant e-commerce experiences with less dev time.

  • Total Funding: $4.2M / $4.2M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: La Famiglia, Infinity Ventures, Figma Ventures, Guillermo Rauch, Y Combinator.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +302%; Social: +117%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Karta (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 254 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Karta offers smart company cards that help automate expense reports and simplify company spending.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,043%; Team: +116%; Social: +195%.

Specter Monitor is a data-driven newsletter for investors interested in learning about the latest market trends, signals, and opportunities. Our audience includes some of the most legendary VC investors in the world. Weโ€™ll work hard to bring you actionable insights into whatโ€™s happening in todayโ€™s markets while celebrating data-driven wins and predictions. โœจ

๐Ÿ”ฎ Talents of the Week

Specter tracks real-time top talents movements across the world to detect actionable investment opportunities before anyone else.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Bernhard Kratzwald (EU, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at EthonAI.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 46.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 453 Days.

  • Description: EthonAI is an AI-powered platform that detects and prevents quality defects in manufacturing.

  • Prev. Experience: ETH Zรผrich, Technische Universitรคt Wien, Research Studios Austria, trinitec IT Solutions & Consulting GmbH.

  • Total Funding: $8.2M / $6.8M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Earlybird Venture Capital, La Famiglia, Wingman Ventures, ETH Zurich Foundation, Acequia Capital (AceCap).


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Joshua Perk (US, 2022): Founder & CEO at Vector (YC W23).

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 06.

  • Description: Vector makes it easy for account managers to understand what customers are actually saying, so they can focus on the right retention experience.

  • Prev. Experience: Founder @GrowthStack, Co-Founder & CTO@ GoCable, reconfigured, Drift, G5, United States Air Force.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: Y Combinator.


๐ŸŽฑ Strategic Intelligence

Inspired by Michael Lewisโ€™ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Strategic Intelligence is a stealth engine that tracks online and social behaviour of corporate insiders and leading investors.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Smile Identity (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 08.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 723 Days.

  • Description: Smile Identity solve identity for banks, telecoms, financial services and shared economy applications in Africa and beyond.

  • Total Funding: $35.1M / $20M Latest Series B Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Costanoa Ventures, Norrsken22, CRE Venture Capital, valU, 500 Global, Intercept Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Two Culture Capital, Latitude, ValueStream Ventures, Future Africa, Courtside Ventures.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Default (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 07.

  • Description: Default is an all-in-one inbound lead qualification, scheduling, & routing platform.

  • Total Funding: $5M / $4.3M Latest Seed Roun in 11/2021

  • Notable Investors: Scribble Ventures, GTMfund, Nicholas Donahue, Zephyr Venture Partners, PROTOCOL โ€” by GETTYLAB.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 02/2023.


๐Ÿ’ Cherry-Picked Companies

Specter tracks the alternative data performance of millions of companies and, on a monthly basis, flags the ones who are likely to increase in valuation.

๐Ÿช„ Predicted:

Replo (YC S21) (US, 2021)Specter Rank: 1,789 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Replo is a visual CMS that enables brands to build beautiful, performant e-commerce experiences with less dev time.

  • Total Funding: $4.2M / $4.2M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.

  • Notable Investors: La Famiglia, Infinity Ventures, Figma Ventures, Guillermo Rauch, Y Combinator.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +302%; Social: +117%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Karta (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 254 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Karta offers smart company cards that help automate expense reports and simplify company spending.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,043%; Team: +116%; Social: +195%.

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