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Jun 28, 2023

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Specter Monitor #84 ๐Ÿค–

Jun 28, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #84 ๐Ÿค–

Jun 28, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #84 ๐Ÿค–

Jun 28, 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:

Jacob Hurd (Beehiv) (US, 2021): Co-founder at beehiiv.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 42.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 608 Days.

  • Description: beehiiv is a newsletter platform built by newsletter people.

  • Prev. Experience: N2 Publishing, Software Engineer @ Morning Brew.

  • Total Funding: $16.7M / โ‚ฌ12.5M Latest Series A Round in 06/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Creator Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blue Wire Capital, Contrarian Thinking, Social Leverage.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Henry Liu (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 25.

  • Prev. Experience: Merrill Lynch, Co-Founder @ InciteBot, Co-Founder @ Cloud Nine Media (Acquired by Boingo Wireless), Director @ Boingo Wireless, Zenefits, Social Capital LP, CTO & Co-founder @ Glide (Acquired by Compass), Vice President Of Engineering @ Compass.

  • 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:

Warp (US, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 48.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 208 Days.

  • Description: Warp is a blazingly fast, Rust-based terminal that makes you and your team more productive at coding and DevOps.

  • Total Funding: $73M / $50M Latest Series B Round in 06/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Sequoia Capital, BoxGroup, Marc Benioff, Jeff Weiner, Tobi Lutke, Dylan Field, Neo, Sam Altman, Google Ventures, Mischief, Elad Gil, Contrary.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

bitdrift (US, 2023) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 25.

  • Description: bitdrift is a platform that transforms existing an observability stack into a dynamic real-time observability mesh.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 06/2023.


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:

MosaicML (US, 2021) (Acquired by Databricks)Specter Rank: 08 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Mosaic is improving the efficiency of neutral network training with algorithmic methods that deliver speed, boost quality and reduce cost.

  • Total Funding: $1.3B Latest Acquisition in 06/2023 by Databricks, $64M / $27M Venture Round in 01/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Frontline Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Lux Capital, Correlation Ventures, Playground Global, The E14 Fund, Future Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, DCVC.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +76%; Team: +33%; Social: +215%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Deno (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 62 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Deno is a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

  • Total Funding: $25.9M / $21M Latest Series A Round in 06/2021.

  • Notable Investors: Rauch Capital, Mozilla, Long Journey Ventures, Four Rivers Group, Shasta Ventures, Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +181%; Team: +14%; Social: +71%.

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:

Jacob Hurd (Beehiv) (US, 2021): Co-founder at beehiiv.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 42.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 608 Days.

  • Description: beehiiv is a newsletter platform built by newsletter people.

  • Prev. Experience: N2 Publishing, Software Engineer @ Morning Brew.

  • Total Funding: $16.7M / โ‚ฌ12.5M Latest Series A Round in 06/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Creator Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blue Wire Capital, Contrarian Thinking, Social Leverage.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Henry Liu (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 25.

  • Prev. Experience: Merrill Lynch, Co-Founder @ InciteBot, Co-Founder @ Cloud Nine Media (Acquired by Boingo Wireless), Director @ Boingo Wireless, Zenefits, Social Capital LP, CTO & Co-founder @ Glide (Acquired by Compass), Vice President Of Engineering @ Compass.

  • 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:

Warp (US, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 48.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 208 Days.

  • Description: Warp is a blazingly fast, Rust-based terminal that makes you and your team more productive at coding and DevOps.

  • Total Funding: $73M / $50M Latest Series B Round in 06/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Sequoia Capital, BoxGroup, Marc Benioff, Jeff Weiner, Tobi Lutke, Dylan Field, Neo, Sam Altman, Google Ventures, Mischief, Elad Gil, Contrary.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

bitdrift (US, 2023) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 25.

  • Description: bitdrift is a platform that transforms existing an observability stack into a dynamic real-time observability mesh.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 06/2023.


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:

MosaicML (US, 2021) (Acquired by Databricks)Specter Rank: 08 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Mosaic is improving the efficiency of neutral network training with algorithmic methods that deliver speed, boost quality and reduce cost.

  • Total Funding: $1.3B Latest Acquisition in 06/2023 by Databricks, $64M / $27M Venture Round in 01/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Frontline Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Lux Capital, Correlation Ventures, Playground Global, The E14 Fund, Future Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, DCVC.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +76%; Team: +33%; Social: +215%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Deno (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 62 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Deno is a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

  • Total Funding: $25.9M / $21M Latest Series A Round in 06/2021.

  • Notable Investors: Rauch Capital, Mozilla, Long Journey Ventures, Four Rivers Group, Shasta Ventures, Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +181%; Team: +14%; Social: +71%.

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:

Jacob Hurd (Beehiv) (US, 2021): Co-founder at beehiiv.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 42.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 608 Days.

  • Description: beehiiv is a newsletter platform built by newsletter people.

  • Prev. Experience: N2 Publishing, Software Engineer @ Morning Brew.

  • Total Funding: $16.7M / โ‚ฌ12.5M Latest Series A Round in 06/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Creator Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blue Wire Capital, Contrarian Thinking, Social Leverage.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Henry Liu (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 25.

  • Prev. Experience: Merrill Lynch, Co-Founder @ InciteBot, Co-Founder @ Cloud Nine Media (Acquired by Boingo Wireless), Director @ Boingo Wireless, Zenefits, Social Capital LP, CTO & Co-founder @ Glide (Acquired by Compass), Vice President Of Engineering @ Compass.

  • 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:

Warp (US, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 48.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 208 Days.

  • Description: Warp is a blazingly fast, Rust-based terminal that makes you and your team more productive at coding and DevOps.

  • Total Funding: $73M / $50M Latest Series B Round in 06/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Sequoia Capital, BoxGroup, Marc Benioff, Jeff Weiner, Tobi Lutke, Dylan Field, Neo, Sam Altman, Google Ventures, Mischief, Elad Gil, Contrary.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

bitdrift (US, 2023) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 25.

  • Description: bitdrift is a platform that transforms existing an observability stack into a dynamic real-time observability mesh.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 06/2023.


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:

MosaicML (US, 2021) (Acquired by Databricks)Specter Rank: 08 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Mosaic is improving the efficiency of neutral network training with algorithmic methods that deliver speed, boost quality and reduce cost.

  • Total Funding: $1.3B Latest Acquisition in 06/2023 by Databricks, $64M / $27M Venture Round in 01/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Frontline Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Lux Capital, Correlation Ventures, Playground Global, The E14 Fund, Future Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, DCVC.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +76%; Team: +33%; Social: +215%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Deno (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 62 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Deno is a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

  • Total Funding: $25.9M / $21M Latest Series A Round in 06/2021.

  • Notable Investors: Rauch Capital, Mozilla, Long Journey Ventures, Four Rivers Group, Shasta Ventures, Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +181%; Team: +14%; Social: +71%.

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:

Jacob Hurd (Beehiv) (US, 2021): Co-founder at beehiiv.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 42.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 608 Days.

  • Description: beehiiv is a newsletter platform built by newsletter people.

  • Prev. Experience: N2 Publishing, Software Engineer @ Morning Brew.

  • Total Funding: $16.7M / โ‚ฌ12.5M Latest Series A Round in 06/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Creator Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blue Wire Capital, Contrarian Thinking, Social Leverage.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Henry Liu (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 25.

  • Prev. Experience: Merrill Lynch, Co-Founder @ InciteBot, Co-Founder @ Cloud Nine Media (Acquired by Boingo Wireless), Director @ Boingo Wireless, Zenefits, Social Capital LP, CTO & Co-founder @ Glide (Acquired by Compass), Vice President Of Engineering @ Compass.

  • 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:

Warp (US, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 48.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 208 Days.

  • Description: Warp is a blazingly fast, Rust-based terminal that makes you and your team more productive at coding and DevOps.

  • Total Funding: $73M / $50M Latest Series B Round in 06/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Sequoia Capital, BoxGroup, Marc Benioff, Jeff Weiner, Tobi Lutke, Dylan Field, Neo, Sam Altman, Google Ventures, Mischief, Elad Gil, Contrary.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

bitdrift (US, 2023) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 25.

  • Description: bitdrift is a platform that transforms existing an observability stack into a dynamic real-time observability mesh.

  • Total Funding: N/A.

  • Notable Investors: N/A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 06/2023.


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:

MosaicML (US, 2021) (Acquired by Databricks)Specter Rank: 08 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Mosaic is improving the efficiency of neutral network training with algorithmic methods that deliver speed, boost quality and reduce cost.

  • Total Funding: $1.3B Latest Acquisition in 06/2023 by Databricks, $64M / $27M Venture Round in 01/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Frontline Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Lux Capital, Correlation Ventures, Playground Global, The E14 Fund, Future Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, DCVC.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +76%; Team: +33%; Social: +215%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Deno (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 62 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Deno is a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

  • Total Funding: $25.9M / $21M Latest Series A Round in 06/2021.

  • Notable Investors: Rauch Capital, Mozilla, Long Journey Ventures, Four Rivers Group, Shasta Ventures, Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +181%; Team: +14%; Social: +71%.

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