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Specter Monitor #79 ๐Ÿ’Ž

May 24, 2023

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Newsletter

Specter Monitor #79 ๐Ÿ’Ž

May 24, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #79 ๐Ÿ’Ž

May 24, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #79 ๐Ÿ’Ž

May 24, 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’Ž Special Mention

Cosmic Lounge (EU, 2022) ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Cosmic Lounge is a mobile free-to-play puzzle games startup based in Helsinki and Stockholm.

  • Total Funding: โ‚ฌ4.5M / โ‚ฌ4M Latest Seed Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: โŒ˜N, Transcend, SISU Game Ventures, Project A, Boost Capital Partners.


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:

Ketan Umare (US, 2020): Co-Founder at Union.ai.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 02.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 860 Days.

  • Description: Union.ai is a Kubernetes-native workflow orchestration platform for data and machine learning at scale.

  • Prev. Experience: flyte.org, Lyft, Oracle, Amazon, Citadel, Tata Consultancy Services.

  • Total Funding: $29.1M / $19.1M Latest Series A in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Nava Ventures, New Enterprise Associates.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

AJ Asver (US, 2023): Founder and CEO at Parcha.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 20.

  • Description: Parcha is an enterprise-grade AI agent that supercharges businesses.

  • Prev. Experience: Compound, Brex, Coinbase, Co-Founder @ Kado LLC, Google, CE) & Co-Founder @ JustSpotted (Scoopler, Inc) - acq. Google, Co-Founder @ClickUni.com (now GroupSpaces.com), Lehman Brothers.

  • 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:

  • Cable (EU, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 18.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 737 Days.

  • Description: Cable Tech develops a financial risk control platform that helps reduce the amount of financial crime.

  • Total Funding: $16.3M / $11M Latest Series A Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Jump Capital, Stage 2 Capital, CRV.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Bruce Falck (US, 2023): Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Halcyon Carbon.

  • Description: Halcyon Carbon is a next-generation environmental commodities trading platform.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 20.

  • Prev. Experience: Twitter, CEO @ Turn, Chief Operating Officer @ BrightRoll, Google, Energy Innovations, Postio, Phoenix Pop Productions.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 05/2023.


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:

Anthropic (US, 2021)Specter Rank: 04 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Anthropic is an AI-driven research company focusing on increasing large-scale AI systems' safety.

  • Total Funding: $1.8B / $450M Latest Series C Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Spark Capital, Google, Sam Bankman-Fried, Jaan Tallinn, Menlo Ventures, Zoom Ventures, Sound Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, James McClave.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1231%; Team: +86%; Social: +337%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

  • Speckle (EU, 2020) - Specter Rank: 19 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Speckle is open source digital infrastructure for anything designed in 3D.

  • Total Funding: $6.5M / $5.5M Latest Seed Round in 04/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Frontline Ventures, Matrix Partners, Foundamental, Foreword Ventures.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +77%; Team: +23%; Social: +31%.

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’Ž Special Mention

Cosmic Lounge (EU, 2022) ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Cosmic Lounge is a mobile free-to-play puzzle games startup based in Helsinki and Stockholm.

  • Total Funding: โ‚ฌ4.5M / โ‚ฌ4M Latest Seed Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: โŒ˜N, Transcend, SISU Game Ventures, Project A, Boost Capital Partners.


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:

Ketan Umare (US, 2020): Co-Founder at Union.ai.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 02.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 860 Days.

  • Description: Union.ai is a Kubernetes-native workflow orchestration platform for data and machine learning at scale.

  • Prev. Experience: flyte.org, Lyft, Oracle, Amazon, Citadel, Tata Consultancy Services.

  • Total Funding: $29.1M / $19.1M Latest Series A in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Nava Ventures, New Enterprise Associates.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

AJ Asver (US, 2023): Founder and CEO at Parcha.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 20.

  • Description: Parcha is an enterprise-grade AI agent that supercharges businesses.

  • Prev. Experience: Compound, Brex, Coinbase, Co-Founder @ Kado LLC, Google, CE) & Co-Founder @ JustSpotted (Scoopler, Inc) - acq. Google, Co-Founder @ClickUni.com (now GroupSpaces.com), Lehman Brothers.

  • 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:

  • Cable (EU, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 18.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 737 Days.

  • Description: Cable Tech develops a financial risk control platform that helps reduce the amount of financial crime.

  • Total Funding: $16.3M / $11M Latest Series A Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Jump Capital, Stage 2 Capital, CRV.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Bruce Falck (US, 2023): Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Halcyon Carbon.

  • Description: Halcyon Carbon is a next-generation environmental commodities trading platform.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 20.

  • Prev. Experience: Twitter, CEO @ Turn, Chief Operating Officer @ BrightRoll, Google, Energy Innovations, Postio, Phoenix Pop Productions.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 05/2023.


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:

Anthropic (US, 2021)Specter Rank: 04 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Anthropic is an AI-driven research company focusing on increasing large-scale AI systems' safety.

  • Total Funding: $1.8B / $450M Latest Series C Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Spark Capital, Google, Sam Bankman-Fried, Jaan Tallinn, Menlo Ventures, Zoom Ventures, Sound Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, James McClave.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1231%; Team: +86%; Social: +337%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

  • Speckle (EU, 2020) - Specter Rank: 19 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Speckle is open source digital infrastructure for anything designed in 3D.

  • Total Funding: $6.5M / $5.5M Latest Seed Round in 04/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Frontline Ventures, Matrix Partners, Foundamental, Foreword Ventures.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +77%; Team: +23%; Social: +31%.

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’Ž Special Mention

Cosmic Lounge (EU, 2022) ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Cosmic Lounge is a mobile free-to-play puzzle games startup based in Helsinki and Stockholm.

  • Total Funding: โ‚ฌ4.5M / โ‚ฌ4M Latest Seed Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: โŒ˜N, Transcend, SISU Game Ventures, Project A, Boost Capital Partners.


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:

Ketan Umare (US, 2020): Co-Founder at Union.ai.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 02.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 860 Days.

  • Description: Union.ai is a Kubernetes-native workflow orchestration platform for data and machine learning at scale.

  • Prev. Experience: flyte.org, Lyft, Oracle, Amazon, Citadel, Tata Consultancy Services.

  • Total Funding: $29.1M / $19.1M Latest Series A in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Nava Ventures, New Enterprise Associates.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

AJ Asver (US, 2023): Founder and CEO at Parcha.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 20.

  • Description: Parcha is an enterprise-grade AI agent that supercharges businesses.

  • Prev. Experience: Compound, Brex, Coinbase, Co-Founder @ Kado LLC, Google, CE) & Co-Founder @ JustSpotted (Scoopler, Inc) - acq. Google, Co-Founder @ClickUni.com (now GroupSpaces.com), Lehman Brothers.

  • 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:

  • Cable (EU, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 18.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 737 Days.

  • Description: Cable Tech develops a financial risk control platform that helps reduce the amount of financial crime.

  • Total Funding: $16.3M / $11M Latest Series A Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Jump Capital, Stage 2 Capital, CRV.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Bruce Falck (US, 2023): Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Halcyon Carbon.

  • Description: Halcyon Carbon is a next-generation environmental commodities trading platform.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 20.

  • Prev. Experience: Twitter, CEO @ Turn, Chief Operating Officer @ BrightRoll, Google, Energy Innovations, Postio, Phoenix Pop Productions.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 05/2023.


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:

Anthropic (US, 2021)Specter Rank: 04 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Anthropic is an AI-driven research company focusing on increasing large-scale AI systems' safety.

  • Total Funding: $1.8B / $450M Latest Series C Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Spark Capital, Google, Sam Bankman-Fried, Jaan Tallinn, Menlo Ventures, Zoom Ventures, Sound Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, James McClave.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1231%; Team: +86%; Social: +337%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

  • Speckle (EU, 2020) - Specter Rank: 19 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Speckle is open source digital infrastructure for anything designed in 3D.

  • Total Funding: $6.5M / $5.5M Latest Seed Round in 04/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Frontline Ventures, Matrix Partners, Foundamental, Foreword Ventures.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +77%; Team: +23%; Social: +31%.

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’Ž Special Mention

Cosmic Lounge (EU, 2022) ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Cosmic Lounge is a mobile free-to-play puzzle games startup based in Helsinki and Stockholm.

  • Total Funding: โ‚ฌ4.5M / โ‚ฌ4M Latest Seed Round in 04/2023.

  • Notable Investors: โŒ˜N, Transcend, SISU Game Ventures, Project A, Boost Capital Partners.


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:

Ketan Umare (US, 2020): Co-Founder at Union.ai.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 02.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 860 Days.

  • Description: Union.ai is a Kubernetes-native workflow orchestration platform for data and machine learning at scale.

  • Prev. Experience: flyte.org, Lyft, Oracle, Amazon, Citadel, Tata Consultancy Services.

  • Total Funding: $29.1M / $19.1M Latest Series A in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Nava Ventures, New Enterprise Associates.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

AJ Asver (US, 2023): Founder and CEO at Parcha.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 20.

  • Description: Parcha is an enterprise-grade AI agent that supercharges businesses.

  • Prev. Experience: Compound, Brex, Coinbase, Co-Founder @ Kado LLC, Google, CE) & Co-Founder @ JustSpotted (Scoopler, Inc) - acq. Google, Co-Founder @ClickUni.com (now GroupSpaces.com), Lehman Brothers.

  • 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:

  • Cable (EU, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 18.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 737 Days.

  • Description: Cable Tech develops a financial risk control platform that helps reduce the amount of financial crime.

  • Total Funding: $16.3M / $11M Latest Series A Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Jump Capital, Stage 2 Capital, CRV.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Bruce Falck (US, 2023): Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Halcyon Carbon.

  • Description: Halcyon Carbon is a next-generation environmental commodities trading platform.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 20.

  • Prev. Experience: Twitter, CEO @ Turn, Chief Operating Officer @ BrightRoll, Google, Energy Innovations, Postio, Phoenix Pop Productions.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 05/2023.


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:

Anthropic (US, 2021)Specter Rank: 04 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Anthropic is an AI-driven research company focusing on increasing large-scale AI systems' safety.

  • Total Funding: $1.8B / $450M Latest Series C Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Spark Capital, Google, Sam Bankman-Fried, Jaan Tallinn, Menlo Ventures, Zoom Ventures, Sound Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, James McClave.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1231%; Team: +86%; Social: +337%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

  • Speckle (EU, 2020) - Specter Rank: 19 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Speckle is open source digital infrastructure for anything designed in 3D.

  • Total Funding: $6.5M / $5.5M Latest Seed Round in 04/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Frontline Ventures, Matrix Partners, Foundamental, Foreword Ventures.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +77%; Team: +23%; Social: +31%.

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