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Specter Monitor #89 ๐Ÿฆธ

Aug 9, 2023

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Specter Monitor #89 ๐Ÿฆธ

Aug 9, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #89 ๐Ÿฆธ

Aug 9, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #89 ๐Ÿฆธ

Aug 9, 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:

Zach Epstein (US, 2021): Founder & CEO at Haus.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 46.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 259 Days.

  • Description: Haus is a causal inference analytics platform that helps companies grow with precision.

  • Prev. Experience: Google, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Berkeley Merchant, Digital Domain, Entertainment Research Consultants, NASDAQ OMX.

  • Total Funding: $22.8M / $17M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Insight Partners, Baseline Ventures, Haystack, Octave Ventures LLC, Upside Partnership, MANTIS Venture Capital.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Yangqing Jia (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 31.

  • Prev. Experience: Alibaba Group, Facebook, Google, UC Berkeley, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., National University of Singapore.

  • 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:

Tractian (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 04.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 195 Days.

  • Description: Tractian is a machine intelligence company that offers industrial monitoring systems.

  • Total Funding: $63.7M / $45M Latest Series B Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: General Catalyst, Next47, DGF Investimentos, Y Combinator, Rafael Stark, Filip Kaliszan, Andy McCall, Monashees, Brian Requarth, Jim Baum, Ron Gill, Rรณnรกn de Hooge.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Kevin Van Gundy (US, 2023): CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 31.

  • Prev. Experience: Chief Operating Officer @Vercel, Chief Revenue Officer @Vercel, Van Gundy Farms, Domino Data Lab, tray.io, Neo4j, Western Peaks Financial Corporation, University of California, San Francisco.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 08/2023.


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:

Endor Labs (US, 2021) Specter Rank: 7,340 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Endor Labs offers a dependency lifecycle management tool that facilitates the security and maintenance of open-source software.

  • Total Funding: $95M / Latest $70M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Silicon Valley CISO Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Sierra Ventures, Coatue, Section 32, Jay Chaudhry, Aparna Bawa, James Governor, Stacy Hong.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,113%; Team: +36%; Social: +73%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Saturn Cloud (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 5,481 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Saturn Cloud builds general-purpose AI, generative AI such as large language models, as well as enterprise-specific use cases.

  • Total Funding: $9.5M / $3M Latest Series A Round in 08/2021.

  • Notable Investors: NVIDIA, SignalFire, Outsiders Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,146%; Team: +03%; Social: +01%.

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:

Zach Epstein (US, 2021): Founder & CEO at Haus.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 46.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 259 Days.

  • Description: Haus is a causal inference analytics platform that helps companies grow with precision.

  • Prev. Experience: Google, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Berkeley Merchant, Digital Domain, Entertainment Research Consultants, NASDAQ OMX.

  • Total Funding: $22.8M / $17M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Insight Partners, Baseline Ventures, Haystack, Octave Ventures LLC, Upside Partnership, MANTIS Venture Capital.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Yangqing Jia (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 31.

  • Prev. Experience: Alibaba Group, Facebook, Google, UC Berkeley, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., National University of Singapore.

  • 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:

Tractian (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 04.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 195 Days.

  • Description: Tractian is a machine intelligence company that offers industrial monitoring systems.

  • Total Funding: $63.7M / $45M Latest Series B Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: General Catalyst, Next47, DGF Investimentos, Y Combinator, Rafael Stark, Filip Kaliszan, Andy McCall, Monashees, Brian Requarth, Jim Baum, Ron Gill, Rรณnรกn de Hooge.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Kevin Van Gundy (US, 2023): CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 31.

  • Prev. Experience: Chief Operating Officer @Vercel, Chief Revenue Officer @Vercel, Van Gundy Farms, Domino Data Lab, tray.io, Neo4j, Western Peaks Financial Corporation, University of California, San Francisco.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 08/2023.


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:

Endor Labs (US, 2021) Specter Rank: 7,340 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Endor Labs offers a dependency lifecycle management tool that facilitates the security and maintenance of open-source software.

  • Total Funding: $95M / Latest $70M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Silicon Valley CISO Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Sierra Ventures, Coatue, Section 32, Jay Chaudhry, Aparna Bawa, James Governor, Stacy Hong.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,113%; Team: +36%; Social: +73%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Saturn Cloud (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 5,481 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Saturn Cloud builds general-purpose AI, generative AI such as large language models, as well as enterprise-specific use cases.

  • Total Funding: $9.5M / $3M Latest Series A Round in 08/2021.

  • Notable Investors: NVIDIA, SignalFire, Outsiders Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,146%; Team: +03%; Social: +01%.

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:

Zach Epstein (US, 2021): Founder & CEO at Haus.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 46.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 259 Days.

  • Description: Haus is a causal inference analytics platform that helps companies grow with precision.

  • Prev. Experience: Google, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Berkeley Merchant, Digital Domain, Entertainment Research Consultants, NASDAQ OMX.

  • Total Funding: $22.8M / $17M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Insight Partners, Baseline Ventures, Haystack, Octave Ventures LLC, Upside Partnership, MANTIS Venture Capital.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Yangqing Jia (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 31.

  • Prev. Experience: Alibaba Group, Facebook, Google, UC Berkeley, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., National University of Singapore.

  • 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:

Tractian (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 04.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 195 Days.

  • Description: Tractian is a machine intelligence company that offers industrial monitoring systems.

  • Total Funding: $63.7M / $45M Latest Series B Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: General Catalyst, Next47, DGF Investimentos, Y Combinator, Rafael Stark, Filip Kaliszan, Andy McCall, Monashees, Brian Requarth, Jim Baum, Ron Gill, Rรณnรกn de Hooge.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Kevin Van Gundy (US, 2023): CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 31.

  • Prev. Experience: Chief Operating Officer @Vercel, Chief Revenue Officer @Vercel, Van Gundy Farms, Domino Data Lab, tray.io, Neo4j, Western Peaks Financial Corporation, University of California, San Francisco.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 08/2023.


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:

Endor Labs (US, 2021) Specter Rank: 7,340 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Endor Labs offers a dependency lifecycle management tool that facilitates the security and maintenance of open-source software.

  • Total Funding: $95M / Latest $70M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Silicon Valley CISO Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Sierra Ventures, Coatue, Section 32, Jay Chaudhry, Aparna Bawa, James Governor, Stacy Hong.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,113%; Team: +36%; Social: +73%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Saturn Cloud (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 5,481 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Saturn Cloud builds general-purpose AI, generative AI such as large language models, as well as enterprise-specific use cases.

  • Total Funding: $9.5M / $3M Latest Series A Round in 08/2021.

  • Notable Investors: NVIDIA, SignalFire, Outsiders Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,146%; Team: +03%; Social: +01%.

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:

Zach Epstein (US, 2021): Founder & CEO at Haus.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 46.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 259 Days.

  • Description: Haus is a causal inference analytics platform that helps companies grow with precision.

  • Prev. Experience: Google, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Berkeley Merchant, Digital Domain, Entertainment Research Consultants, NASDAQ OMX.

  • Total Funding: $22.8M / $17M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Insight Partners, Baseline Ventures, Haystack, Octave Ventures LLC, Upside Partnership, MANTIS Venture Capital.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Yangqing Jia (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 31.

  • Prev. Experience: Alibaba Group, Facebook, Google, UC Berkeley, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., National University of Singapore.

  • 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:

Tractian (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 04.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 195 Days.

  • Description: Tractian is a machine intelligence company that offers industrial monitoring systems.

  • Total Funding: $63.7M / $45M Latest Series B Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: General Catalyst, Next47, DGF Investimentos, Y Combinator, Rafael Stark, Filip Kaliszan, Andy McCall, Monashees, Brian Requarth, Jim Baum, Ron Gill, Rรณnรกn de Hooge.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Kevin Van Gundy (US, 2023): CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 31.

  • Prev. Experience: Chief Operating Officer @Vercel, Chief Revenue Officer @Vercel, Van Gundy Farms, Domino Data Lab, tray.io, Neo4j, Western Peaks Financial Corporation, University of California, San Francisco.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 08/2023.


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:

Endor Labs (US, 2021) Specter Rank: 7,340 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Endor Labs offers a dependency lifecycle management tool that facilitates the security and maintenance of open-source software.

  • Total Funding: $95M / Latest $70M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Silicon Valley CISO Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Sierra Ventures, Coatue, Section 32, Jay Chaudhry, Aparna Bawa, James Governor, Stacy Hong.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,113%; Team: +36%; Social: +73%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Saturn Cloud (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 5,481 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Saturn Cloud builds general-purpose AI, generative AI such as large language models, as well as enterprise-specific use cases.

  • Total Funding: $9.5M / $3M Latest Series A Round in 08/2021.

  • Notable Investors: NVIDIA, SignalFire, Outsiders Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +1,146%; Team: +03%; Social: +01%.

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