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Specter Monitor #90 ๐ŸŽจ

Aug 16, 2023

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Specter Monitor #90 ๐ŸŽจ

Aug 16, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #90 ๐ŸŽจ

Aug 16, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #90 ๐ŸŽจ

Aug 16, 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:

Paul Querna (US, 2020): Co-Founder and CTO at ConductorOne.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 44.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,013 Days.

  • Description: ConductorOne integrates permission management for the web and modern infrastructure.

  • Prev. Experience: Apache Software Foundation, Okta, Inc., CTO & Co-Founder @ScaleFT, Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company, Cloudkick, Joost, Bloglines, IAC Search and Media, Ask.com, BitStruct, LCC, Cyan Worlds.

  • Total Funding: $32M / $12M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Felicis, Accel, Jason Chan, Anna Westelius, Mark Hillick, Rohit Parchuri, Tom Alcock, William Bengtson, Travis McPeak, Shubham.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Chris Ueland (US, 2023): Co-Founder/CEO at Hunt Intelligence, Inc.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 29 as Stealth.

  • Description: Hunt.io is a service that provides threat intelligence data about observed network scanning and cyberattacks

  • Prev. Experience: Recorded Future, Co-Founder / CEO @SecurityTrails (acquired by Recorded Future), StackPath, Co-Founder / CEO @MaxCDN (acquired by StackPath), Co-Founder / COO @Globat Web Hosting (acquired by Endurance).


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:

Inworld AI (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 12.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 136 Days.

  • Description: Inworld AI is a character engine for creating AI NPCs in games and interactive experiences.

  • Total Funding: $119.7M / $50M Latest Venture Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, Intel Capital, Section 32, Disney Accelerator, BITKRAFT Ventures, CRV, Kleiner Perkins, LG Technology Ventures, First Spark Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Stanford University, M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Founders Fund.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

MatX (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 32.

  • Description: MatX is a computing platform for AGI, enhancing AI's efficiency by constructing high-powered hardware designed for large language models.

  • Notable Investors: Outset Capital, SV Angel, Homebrew, Rajiv Kheman, Amit Singh, Irwan Bello, James Bradbury, Aakanksha Chowdhery, William Fedus, David Ha, Latent Space, AI Engineer, AWS, Netlify, Temporal.

  • 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:

Rootly (US, 2020) Specter Rank: 603 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Rootly is an incident management platform and Slackbot designed to help companies resolve incidents faster by automating manual admin tasks and providing insight to prevent them in the future.

  • Total Funding: $15.2M / Latest $12M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Renegade Partners, XYZ Venture Capital, Gradient Ventures, Max Mullen, Y Combinator, Bharat Mediratta, John Lilly, Jason Warner, 8VC.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +161%; Team: +234%; Social: +63%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Infisical (US, 2022) - Specter Rank: 11,717 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Infisical is an open-source, end-to-end encrypted solution that allows development teams to sync their environment variables.

  • Total Funding: $2.9M / $2.8M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Y Combinator, Christoph Deckert, Darian Shirazi, Viet Le, Elad Gil, Paul Copplestone, TwentyTwo VC, Erik Muttersbach.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +56%; Team: +67%; Social: +577%.

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:

Paul Querna (US, 2020): Co-Founder and CTO at ConductorOne.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 44.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,013 Days.

  • Description: ConductorOne integrates permission management for the web and modern infrastructure.

  • Prev. Experience: Apache Software Foundation, Okta, Inc., CTO & Co-Founder @ScaleFT, Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company, Cloudkick, Joost, Bloglines, IAC Search and Media, Ask.com, BitStruct, LCC, Cyan Worlds.

  • Total Funding: $32M / $12M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Felicis, Accel, Jason Chan, Anna Westelius, Mark Hillick, Rohit Parchuri, Tom Alcock, William Bengtson, Travis McPeak, Shubham.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Chris Ueland (US, 2023): Co-Founder/CEO at Hunt Intelligence, Inc.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 29 as Stealth.

  • Description: Hunt.io is a service that provides threat intelligence data about observed network scanning and cyberattacks

  • Prev. Experience: Recorded Future, Co-Founder / CEO @SecurityTrails (acquired by Recorded Future), StackPath, Co-Founder / CEO @MaxCDN (acquired by StackPath), Co-Founder / COO @Globat Web Hosting (acquired by Endurance).


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:

Inworld AI (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 12.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 136 Days.

  • Description: Inworld AI is a character engine for creating AI NPCs in games and interactive experiences.

  • Total Funding: $119.7M / $50M Latest Venture Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, Intel Capital, Section 32, Disney Accelerator, BITKRAFT Ventures, CRV, Kleiner Perkins, LG Technology Ventures, First Spark Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Stanford University, M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Founders Fund.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

MatX (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 32.

  • Description: MatX is a computing platform for AGI, enhancing AI's efficiency by constructing high-powered hardware designed for large language models.

  • Notable Investors: Outset Capital, SV Angel, Homebrew, Rajiv Kheman, Amit Singh, Irwan Bello, James Bradbury, Aakanksha Chowdhery, William Fedus, David Ha, Latent Space, AI Engineer, AWS, Netlify, Temporal.

  • 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:

Rootly (US, 2020) Specter Rank: 603 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Rootly is an incident management platform and Slackbot designed to help companies resolve incidents faster by automating manual admin tasks and providing insight to prevent them in the future.

  • Total Funding: $15.2M / Latest $12M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Renegade Partners, XYZ Venture Capital, Gradient Ventures, Max Mullen, Y Combinator, Bharat Mediratta, John Lilly, Jason Warner, 8VC.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +161%; Team: +234%; Social: +63%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Infisical (US, 2022) - Specter Rank: 11,717 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Infisical is an open-source, end-to-end encrypted solution that allows development teams to sync their environment variables.

  • Total Funding: $2.9M / $2.8M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Y Combinator, Christoph Deckert, Darian Shirazi, Viet Le, Elad Gil, Paul Copplestone, TwentyTwo VC, Erik Muttersbach.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +56%; Team: +67%; Social: +577%.

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:

Paul Querna (US, 2020): Co-Founder and CTO at ConductorOne.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 44.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,013 Days.

  • Description: ConductorOne integrates permission management for the web and modern infrastructure.

  • Prev. Experience: Apache Software Foundation, Okta, Inc., CTO & Co-Founder @ScaleFT, Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company, Cloudkick, Joost, Bloglines, IAC Search and Media, Ask.com, BitStruct, LCC, Cyan Worlds.

  • Total Funding: $32M / $12M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Felicis, Accel, Jason Chan, Anna Westelius, Mark Hillick, Rohit Parchuri, Tom Alcock, William Bengtson, Travis McPeak, Shubham.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Chris Ueland (US, 2023): Co-Founder/CEO at Hunt Intelligence, Inc.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 29 as Stealth.

  • Description: Hunt.io is a service that provides threat intelligence data about observed network scanning and cyberattacks

  • Prev. Experience: Recorded Future, Co-Founder / CEO @SecurityTrails (acquired by Recorded Future), StackPath, Co-Founder / CEO @MaxCDN (acquired by StackPath), Co-Founder / COO @Globat Web Hosting (acquired by Endurance).


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:

Inworld AI (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 12.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 136 Days.

  • Description: Inworld AI is a character engine for creating AI NPCs in games and interactive experiences.

  • Total Funding: $119.7M / $50M Latest Venture Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, Intel Capital, Section 32, Disney Accelerator, BITKRAFT Ventures, CRV, Kleiner Perkins, LG Technology Ventures, First Spark Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Stanford University, M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Founders Fund.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

MatX (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 32.

  • Description: MatX is a computing platform for AGI, enhancing AI's efficiency by constructing high-powered hardware designed for large language models.

  • Notable Investors: Outset Capital, SV Angel, Homebrew, Rajiv Kheman, Amit Singh, Irwan Bello, James Bradbury, Aakanksha Chowdhery, William Fedus, David Ha, Latent Space, AI Engineer, AWS, Netlify, Temporal.

  • 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:

Rootly (US, 2020) Specter Rank: 603 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Rootly is an incident management platform and Slackbot designed to help companies resolve incidents faster by automating manual admin tasks and providing insight to prevent them in the future.

  • Total Funding: $15.2M / Latest $12M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Renegade Partners, XYZ Venture Capital, Gradient Ventures, Max Mullen, Y Combinator, Bharat Mediratta, John Lilly, Jason Warner, 8VC.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +161%; Team: +234%; Social: +63%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Infisical (US, 2022) - Specter Rank: 11,717 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Infisical is an open-source, end-to-end encrypted solution that allows development teams to sync their environment variables.

  • Total Funding: $2.9M / $2.8M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Y Combinator, Christoph Deckert, Darian Shirazi, Viet Le, Elad Gil, Paul Copplestone, TwentyTwo VC, Erik Muttersbach.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +56%; Team: +67%; Social: +577%.

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:

Paul Querna (US, 2020): Co-Founder and CTO at ConductorOne.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 44.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,013 Days.

  • Description: ConductorOne integrates permission management for the web and modern infrastructure.

  • Prev. Experience: Apache Software Foundation, Okta, Inc., CTO & Co-Founder @ScaleFT, Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company, Cloudkick, Joost, Bloglines, IAC Search and Media, Ask.com, BitStruct, LCC, Cyan Worlds.

  • Total Funding: $32M / $12M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Felicis, Accel, Jason Chan, Anna Westelius, Mark Hillick, Rohit Parchuri, Tom Alcock, William Bengtson, Travis McPeak, Shubham.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Chris Ueland (US, 2023): Co-Founder/CEO at Hunt Intelligence, Inc.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 29 as Stealth.

  • Description: Hunt.io is a service that provides threat intelligence data about observed network scanning and cyberattacks

  • Prev. Experience: Recorded Future, Co-Founder / CEO @SecurityTrails (acquired by Recorded Future), StackPath, Co-Founder / CEO @MaxCDN (acquired by StackPath), Co-Founder / COO @Globat Web Hosting (acquired by Endurance).


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:

Inworld AI (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 12.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 136 Days.

  • Description: Inworld AI is a character engine for creating AI NPCs in games and interactive experiences.

  • Total Funding: $119.7M / $50M Latest Venture Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, Intel Capital, Section 32, Disney Accelerator, BITKRAFT Ventures, CRV, Kleiner Perkins, LG Technology Ventures, First Spark Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Stanford University, M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Founders Fund.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

MatX (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 32.

  • Description: MatX is a computing platform for AGI, enhancing AI's efficiency by constructing high-powered hardware designed for large language models.

  • Notable Investors: Outset Capital, SV Angel, Homebrew, Rajiv Kheman, Amit Singh, Irwan Bello, James Bradbury, Aakanksha Chowdhery, William Fedus, David Ha, Latent Space, AI Engineer, AWS, Netlify, Temporal.

  • 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:

Rootly (US, 2020) Specter Rank: 603 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Rootly is an incident management platform and Slackbot designed to help companies resolve incidents faster by automating manual admin tasks and providing insight to prevent them in the future.

  • Total Funding: $15.2M / Latest $12M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Renegade Partners, XYZ Venture Capital, Gradient Ventures, Max Mullen, Y Combinator, Bharat Mediratta, John Lilly, Jason Warner, 8VC.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +161%; Team: +234%; Social: +63%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Infisical (US, 2022) - Specter Rank: 11,717 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Infisical is an open-source, end-to-end encrypted solution that allows development teams to sync their environment variables.

  • Total Funding: $2.9M / $2.8M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Y Combinator, Christoph Deckert, Darian Shirazi, Viet Le, Elad Gil, Paul Copplestone, TwentyTwo VC, Erik Muttersbach.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +56%; Team: +67%; Social: +577%.

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