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Apr 12, 2023

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Newsletter

Specter Monitor #73 ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€

Apr 12, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #73 ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€

Apr 12, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #73 ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€

Apr 12, 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:

Hugh Hunter (US, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at Treat.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 25.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 479 Days.

  • Description: Treat leverages AI to generate super-personalized lifestyle photos that'll acquire your best customers for less money.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder & CTO @ Nameberry LLC, CTO @ Boll & Branch, Co-Founder & CTO @ Trade Coffee, CTO @ Drizly, Software Architect @ vente-privee USA.

  • Total Funding: $8.5M / $8.5M Seed Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Greylock Partners.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Shaunak Chatterjee (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 15.

  • Prev. Experience: Director Of Engineering, AI @ LinkedIn, Principal Staff Software Engineer @ LinkedIn, Staff Applied Researcher @ LinkedIn, Applied Researcher @ LinkedIn.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.


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:

Spendflo (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 37.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 207 Days.

  • Description: Spendflo provides a SaaS buying and optimization platform that accelerates, reduces, and optimizes the SaaS purchasing cycle.

  • Total Funding: $15.4M / $11M Latest Series A Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: BoldCap, Together Fund, Accel Atoms, Accel India, peercheque, Signal Peak Ventures, Prosus Ventures, Accel.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Matt Rickard (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 15.

  • Prev. Experience: Software Engineer @ Google, Software Engineer @ The Blackstone Group, Options Trader Intern @ Belvedere Trading, LLC.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 04/2023.


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:

Covariant (US, 2017)Specter Rank: 1,520 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Covariant is building the Covariant Brain, a universal AI to give robots the ability to see, reason and act on the world around them.

  • Total Funding: $222M / $75M Latest Series C Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gates Frontier fund, AIX Ventures, 11.2 Capital, Radical Ventures, A.Capital Ventures, Northgate Capital, FREES FUND, Amplify Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Samsung NEXT, Lux Capital, Temasek Holdings, Index Ventures, SVA.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +720%; Team: +19%; Social: +43%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Kive (EU, 2018) - Specter Rank: 352 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Kive is a company that enables creatives to collect visual assets in a library that self-organises through machine-learning.

  • Total Funding: $8.8M / $7M Latest Seed Round in 10/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Sabba Keynejad, Des Traynor, EQT Ventures, Heartcore Capital, Creandum.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +258%; Team: +31%; Social: +56%.

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:

Hugh Hunter (US, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at Treat.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 25.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 479 Days.

  • Description: Treat leverages AI to generate super-personalized lifestyle photos that'll acquire your best customers for less money.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder & CTO @ Nameberry LLC, CTO @ Boll & Branch, Co-Founder & CTO @ Trade Coffee, CTO @ Drizly, Software Architect @ vente-privee USA.

  • Total Funding: $8.5M / $8.5M Seed Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Greylock Partners.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Shaunak Chatterjee (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 15.

  • Prev. Experience: Director Of Engineering, AI @ LinkedIn, Principal Staff Software Engineer @ LinkedIn, Staff Applied Researcher @ LinkedIn, Applied Researcher @ LinkedIn.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.


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:

Spendflo (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 37.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 207 Days.

  • Description: Spendflo provides a SaaS buying and optimization platform that accelerates, reduces, and optimizes the SaaS purchasing cycle.

  • Total Funding: $15.4M / $11M Latest Series A Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: BoldCap, Together Fund, Accel Atoms, Accel India, peercheque, Signal Peak Ventures, Prosus Ventures, Accel.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Matt Rickard (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 15.

  • Prev. Experience: Software Engineer @ Google, Software Engineer @ The Blackstone Group, Options Trader Intern @ Belvedere Trading, LLC.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 04/2023.


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:

Covariant (US, 2017)Specter Rank: 1,520 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Covariant is building the Covariant Brain, a universal AI to give robots the ability to see, reason and act on the world around them.

  • Total Funding: $222M / $75M Latest Series C Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gates Frontier fund, AIX Ventures, 11.2 Capital, Radical Ventures, A.Capital Ventures, Northgate Capital, FREES FUND, Amplify Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Samsung NEXT, Lux Capital, Temasek Holdings, Index Ventures, SVA.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +720%; Team: +19%; Social: +43%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Kive (EU, 2018) - Specter Rank: 352 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Kive is a company that enables creatives to collect visual assets in a library that self-organises through machine-learning.

  • Total Funding: $8.8M / $7M Latest Seed Round in 10/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Sabba Keynejad, Des Traynor, EQT Ventures, Heartcore Capital, Creandum.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +258%; Team: +31%; Social: +56%.

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:

Hugh Hunter (US, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at Treat.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 25.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 479 Days.

  • Description: Treat leverages AI to generate super-personalized lifestyle photos that'll acquire your best customers for less money.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder & CTO @ Nameberry LLC, CTO @ Boll & Branch, Co-Founder & CTO @ Trade Coffee, CTO @ Drizly, Software Architect @ vente-privee USA.

  • Total Funding: $8.5M / $8.5M Seed Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Greylock Partners.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Shaunak Chatterjee (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 15.

  • Prev. Experience: Director Of Engineering, AI @ LinkedIn, Principal Staff Software Engineer @ LinkedIn, Staff Applied Researcher @ LinkedIn, Applied Researcher @ LinkedIn.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.


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:

Spendflo (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 37.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 207 Days.

  • Description: Spendflo provides a SaaS buying and optimization platform that accelerates, reduces, and optimizes the SaaS purchasing cycle.

  • Total Funding: $15.4M / $11M Latest Series A Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: BoldCap, Together Fund, Accel Atoms, Accel India, peercheque, Signal Peak Ventures, Prosus Ventures, Accel.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Matt Rickard (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 15.

  • Prev. Experience: Software Engineer @ Google, Software Engineer @ The Blackstone Group, Options Trader Intern @ Belvedere Trading, LLC.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 04/2023.


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:

Covariant (US, 2017)Specter Rank: 1,520 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Covariant is building the Covariant Brain, a universal AI to give robots the ability to see, reason and act on the world around them.

  • Total Funding: $222M / $75M Latest Series C Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gates Frontier fund, AIX Ventures, 11.2 Capital, Radical Ventures, A.Capital Ventures, Northgate Capital, FREES FUND, Amplify Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Samsung NEXT, Lux Capital, Temasek Holdings, Index Ventures, SVA.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +720%; Team: +19%; Social: +43%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Kive (EU, 2018) - Specter Rank: 352 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Kive is a company that enables creatives to collect visual assets in a library that self-organises through machine-learning.

  • Total Funding: $8.8M / $7M Latest Seed Round in 10/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Sabba Keynejad, Des Traynor, EQT Ventures, Heartcore Capital, Creandum.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +258%; Team: +31%; Social: +56%.

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:

Hugh Hunter (US, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at Treat.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 25.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 479 Days.

  • Description: Treat leverages AI to generate super-personalized lifestyle photos that'll acquire your best customers for less money.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder & CTO @ Nameberry LLC, CTO @ Boll & Branch, Co-Founder & CTO @ Trade Coffee, CTO @ Drizly, Software Architect @ vente-privee USA.

  • Total Funding: $8.5M / $8.5M Seed Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Greylock Partners.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Shaunak Chatterjee (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 15.

  • Prev. Experience: Director Of Engineering, AI @ LinkedIn, Principal Staff Software Engineer @ LinkedIn, Staff Applied Researcher @ LinkedIn, Applied Researcher @ LinkedIn.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.


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:

Spendflo (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 37.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 207 Days.

  • Description: Spendflo provides a SaaS buying and optimization platform that accelerates, reduces, and optimizes the SaaS purchasing cycle.

  • Total Funding: $15.4M / $11M Latest Series A Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: BoldCap, Together Fund, Accel Atoms, Accel India, peercheque, Signal Peak Ventures, Prosus Ventures, Accel.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Matt Rickard (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 15.

  • Prev. Experience: Software Engineer @ Google, Software Engineer @ The Blackstone Group, Options Trader Intern @ Belvedere Trading, LLC.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 04/2023.


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:

Covariant (US, 2017)Specter Rank: 1,520 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Covariant is building the Covariant Brain, a universal AI to give robots the ability to see, reason and act on the world around them.

  • Total Funding: $222M / $75M Latest Series C Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gates Frontier fund, AIX Ventures, 11.2 Capital, Radical Ventures, A.Capital Ventures, Northgate Capital, FREES FUND, Amplify Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Samsung NEXT, Lux Capital, Temasek Holdings, Index Ventures, SVA.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +720%; Team: +19%; Social: +43%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Kive (EU, 2018) - Specter Rank: 352 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Kive is a company that enables creatives to collect visual assets in a library that self-organises through machine-learning.

  • Total Funding: $8.8M / $7M Latest Seed Round in 10/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Sabba Keynejad, Des Traynor, EQT Ventures, Heartcore Capital, Creandum.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +258%; Team: +31%; Social: +56%.

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