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Specter Monitor #86 ๐Ÿ“บ

Jul 19, 2023

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Specter Monitor #86 ๐Ÿ“บ

Jul 19, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #86 ๐Ÿ“บ

Jul 19, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #86 ๐Ÿ“บ

Jul 19, 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:

Alejandro Leรณn (US, 2020): Founder at Spline.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 26.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,113 Days.

  • Description: Spline is a 3d design tool for the web, without coding.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder @PlelQ.

  • Total Funding: $15M / $15M Latest Seed Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Chapter One Ventures, NXTP Ventures, Backend Capital, Guillermo Rauch, Vlad Magdalin, First Round Capital, Y Combinator.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Sami Shalabi (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 28.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder @ Istikana, COO @ Outcomes4Me, GM & Engineering Lead @ Google, Co-Founder & CTO @ Zingku, Inc (acquired by Google), Research Assistant @ MIT Media Lab.

  • 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:

Runway Financial (US, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 24.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 754 Days.

  • Description: Runway provides a strategic planning platform to reinvent how business financials are presented through modern design and engineering.

  • Total Funding: $37M / $27.5M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: 500 Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, Quiet Capital, Elad Gil, Trajectory Ventures, Arjun Sethi, Long Journey Ventures, Terrence Rohan, Nikita Bier, Jason Tan.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Susan Zhang (US, 2023): Working at Something New at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 28.

  • Total Funding: N.A.

  • Notable Investors: N.A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 07/2023.


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:

Inngest (US, 2021) Specter Rank: 8,342 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Inngest is the developer platform for easily building reliable workflows with zero infrastructure.

  • Total Funding: $4.5M / Latest $3M Seed Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: GGV Capital, Afore Capital, Tom Preston-Werner, Comma Capital, Banana Capital, Vercel, Kleiner Perkins, Oana Olteanu.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +292%; Team: +34%; Social: +57%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Durable (US, 2021) - Specter Rank: 74 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Durable is an online platform that assists service businesses with the setup, templates, marketing, and invoicing of their company.

  • Total Funding: $12.5M / $6.25M Latest Seed Round in 12/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Altman Capital, Torch Capital, Infinity Ventures, Soma Capital, South Park Commons, Night Capital, Lorimer Ventures, Dash Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +4066%; Team: +89%; Social: +356%.

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:

Alejandro Leรณn (US, 2020): Founder at Spline.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 26.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,113 Days.

  • Description: Spline is a 3d design tool for the web, without coding.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder @PlelQ.

  • Total Funding: $15M / $15M Latest Seed Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Chapter One Ventures, NXTP Ventures, Backend Capital, Guillermo Rauch, Vlad Magdalin, First Round Capital, Y Combinator.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Sami Shalabi (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 28.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder @ Istikana, COO @ Outcomes4Me, GM & Engineering Lead @ Google, Co-Founder & CTO @ Zingku, Inc (acquired by Google), Research Assistant @ MIT Media Lab.

  • 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:

Runway Financial (US, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 24.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 754 Days.

  • Description: Runway provides a strategic planning platform to reinvent how business financials are presented through modern design and engineering.

  • Total Funding: $37M / $27.5M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: 500 Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, Quiet Capital, Elad Gil, Trajectory Ventures, Arjun Sethi, Long Journey Ventures, Terrence Rohan, Nikita Bier, Jason Tan.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Susan Zhang (US, 2023): Working at Something New at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 28.

  • Total Funding: N.A.

  • Notable Investors: N.A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 07/2023.


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:

Inngest (US, 2021) Specter Rank: 8,342 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Inngest is the developer platform for easily building reliable workflows with zero infrastructure.

  • Total Funding: $4.5M / Latest $3M Seed Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: GGV Capital, Afore Capital, Tom Preston-Werner, Comma Capital, Banana Capital, Vercel, Kleiner Perkins, Oana Olteanu.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +292%; Team: +34%; Social: +57%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Durable (US, 2021) - Specter Rank: 74 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Durable is an online platform that assists service businesses with the setup, templates, marketing, and invoicing of their company.

  • Total Funding: $12.5M / $6.25M Latest Seed Round in 12/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Altman Capital, Torch Capital, Infinity Ventures, Soma Capital, South Park Commons, Night Capital, Lorimer Ventures, Dash Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +4066%; Team: +89%; Social: +356%.

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:

Alejandro Leรณn (US, 2020): Founder at Spline.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 26.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,113 Days.

  • Description: Spline is a 3d design tool for the web, without coding.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder @PlelQ.

  • Total Funding: $15M / $15M Latest Seed Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Chapter One Ventures, NXTP Ventures, Backend Capital, Guillermo Rauch, Vlad Magdalin, First Round Capital, Y Combinator.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Sami Shalabi (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 28.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder @ Istikana, COO @ Outcomes4Me, GM & Engineering Lead @ Google, Co-Founder & CTO @ Zingku, Inc (acquired by Google), Research Assistant @ MIT Media Lab.

  • 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:

Runway Financial (US, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 24.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 754 Days.

  • Description: Runway provides a strategic planning platform to reinvent how business financials are presented through modern design and engineering.

  • Total Funding: $37M / $27.5M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: 500 Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, Quiet Capital, Elad Gil, Trajectory Ventures, Arjun Sethi, Long Journey Ventures, Terrence Rohan, Nikita Bier, Jason Tan.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Susan Zhang (US, 2023): Working at Something New at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 28.

  • Total Funding: N.A.

  • Notable Investors: N.A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 07/2023.


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:

Inngest (US, 2021) Specter Rank: 8,342 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Inngest is the developer platform for easily building reliable workflows with zero infrastructure.

  • Total Funding: $4.5M / Latest $3M Seed Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: GGV Capital, Afore Capital, Tom Preston-Werner, Comma Capital, Banana Capital, Vercel, Kleiner Perkins, Oana Olteanu.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +292%; Team: +34%; Social: +57%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Durable (US, 2021) - Specter Rank: 74 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Durable is an online platform that assists service businesses with the setup, templates, marketing, and invoicing of their company.

  • Total Funding: $12.5M / $6.25M Latest Seed Round in 12/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Altman Capital, Torch Capital, Infinity Ventures, Soma Capital, South Park Commons, Night Capital, Lorimer Ventures, Dash Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +4066%; Team: +89%; Social: +356%.

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:

Alejandro Leรณn (US, 2020): Founder at Spline.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 26.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,113 Days.

  • Description: Spline is a 3d design tool for the web, without coding.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder @PlelQ.

  • Total Funding: $15M / $15M Latest Seed Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Chapter One Ventures, NXTP Ventures, Backend Capital, Guillermo Rauch, Vlad Magdalin, First Round Capital, Y Combinator.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Sami Shalabi (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 28.

  • Prev. Experience: Co-Founder @ Istikana, COO @ Outcomes4Me, GM & Engineering Lead @ Google, Co-Founder & CTO @ Zingku, Inc (acquired by Google), Research Assistant @ MIT Media Lab.

  • 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:

Runway Financial (US, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 24.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 754 Days.

  • Description: Runway provides a strategic planning platform to reinvent how business financials are presented through modern design and engineering.

  • Total Funding: $37M / $27.5M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: 500 Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, Quiet Capital, Elad Gil, Trajectory Ventures, Arjun Sethi, Long Journey Ventures, Terrence Rohan, Nikita Bier, Jason Tan.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Susan Zhang (US, 2023): Working at Something New at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 28.

  • Total Funding: N.A.

  • Notable Investors: N.A.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 07/2023.


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:

Inngest (US, 2021) Specter Rank: 8,342 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Inngest is the developer platform for easily building reliable workflows with zero infrastructure.

  • Total Funding: $4.5M / Latest $3M Seed Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: GGV Capital, Afore Capital, Tom Preston-Werner, Comma Capital, Banana Capital, Vercel, Kleiner Perkins, Oana Olteanu.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +292%; Team: +34%; Social: +57%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Durable (US, 2021) - Specter Rank: 74 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Durable is an online platform that assists service businesses with the setup, templates, marketing, and invoicing of their company.

  • Total Funding: $12.5M / $6.25M Latest Seed Round in 12/2022.

  • Notable Investors: Altman Capital, Torch Capital, Infinity Ventures, Soma Capital, South Park Commons, Night Capital, Lorimer Ventures, Dash Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +4066%; Team: +89%; Social: +356%.

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