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Aug 23, 2023

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Aug 23, 2023

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Newsletter

Specter Monitor #91 ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Aug 23, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #91 ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Aug 23, 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:

Sandeep Singh (US, 2020): Co-founder and CTO at ProjectDiscovery.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 1.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 588 Days.

  • Description: ProjectDiscovery is an open-source software that simplifies security operations for engineers and developers.

  • Prev. Experience: HackerOne, SecurityEscape Private Limited, Securifyre.

  • Total Funding: $26.7M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: CRV, SignalFire, Rain Capital, Point72, Caleb Sima, Accel, Lightspeed, Talha Tariq, Mango Capital, Guillermo Rauch.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Duncan McCrae (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.

  • Prev. Experience: Snap Inc., Twitter, Co-Founder @Presto AI (Acquired).


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:

Aether Bio (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 36.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 343 Days.

  • Description: Aether Bio is a developer of machine learning technology used to re-purpose enzymes in order to create a new compound.

  • Total Funding: $49.1M / $49M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Natural Capital, Unless, Artis Ventures (AV), Gaingels, Harmonix Fund, Milad Alucozai, 10X Capital, Calm Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, NJF Capital.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Freeplay (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.

  • Description: Freeplay provides a better way to build with LLMs, bridging the gap between domain experts & developers.

  • 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:

Cerby (US, 2020) Specter Rank: 24 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Cerby provides comprehensive access management for applications that don't work with identity providers.

  • Total Funding: $32.5M / Latest $17M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Bowery Capital, TAU Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Ridge Ventures, Outpost Ventures, Founders Fund, Ben Johnson, Incubate Fund, Okta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +1,517%; Team: +17%; Social: +23%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

WhyLabs (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 1,009 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: WhyLabs is the AI Observability company behind whylogs - the standard for data logging. The platform provides model monitoring to surface and resolve data quality issues, data bias, and concept drift.

  • Total Funding: $14M / $10M Latest Series A Round in 11/2021.

  • Notable Investors: AI Fund, Defy.vc, Madrona, Bezos Expeditions, Ascend, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +243%; Team: +19%; Social: +52%.

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:

Sandeep Singh (US, 2020): Co-founder and CTO at ProjectDiscovery.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 1.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 588 Days.

  • Description: ProjectDiscovery is an open-source software that simplifies security operations for engineers and developers.

  • Prev. Experience: HackerOne, SecurityEscape Private Limited, Securifyre.

  • Total Funding: $26.7M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: CRV, SignalFire, Rain Capital, Point72, Caleb Sima, Accel, Lightspeed, Talha Tariq, Mango Capital, Guillermo Rauch.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Duncan McCrae (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.

  • Prev. Experience: Snap Inc., Twitter, Co-Founder @Presto AI (Acquired).


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:

Aether Bio (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 36.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 343 Days.

  • Description: Aether Bio is a developer of machine learning technology used to re-purpose enzymes in order to create a new compound.

  • Total Funding: $49.1M / $49M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Natural Capital, Unless, Artis Ventures (AV), Gaingels, Harmonix Fund, Milad Alucozai, 10X Capital, Calm Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, NJF Capital.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Freeplay (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.

  • Description: Freeplay provides a better way to build with LLMs, bridging the gap between domain experts & developers.

  • 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:

Cerby (US, 2020) Specter Rank: 24 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Cerby provides comprehensive access management for applications that don't work with identity providers.

  • Total Funding: $32.5M / Latest $17M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Bowery Capital, TAU Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Ridge Ventures, Outpost Ventures, Founders Fund, Ben Johnson, Incubate Fund, Okta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +1,517%; Team: +17%; Social: +23%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

WhyLabs (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 1,009 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: WhyLabs is the AI Observability company behind whylogs - the standard for data logging. The platform provides model monitoring to surface and resolve data quality issues, data bias, and concept drift.

  • Total Funding: $14M / $10M Latest Series A Round in 11/2021.

  • Notable Investors: AI Fund, Defy.vc, Madrona, Bezos Expeditions, Ascend, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +243%; Team: +19%; Social: +52%.

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:

Sandeep Singh (US, 2020): Co-founder and CTO at ProjectDiscovery.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 1.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 588 Days.

  • Description: ProjectDiscovery is an open-source software that simplifies security operations for engineers and developers.

  • Prev. Experience: HackerOne, SecurityEscape Private Limited, Securifyre.

  • Total Funding: $26.7M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: CRV, SignalFire, Rain Capital, Point72, Caleb Sima, Accel, Lightspeed, Talha Tariq, Mango Capital, Guillermo Rauch.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Duncan McCrae (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.

  • Prev. Experience: Snap Inc., Twitter, Co-Founder @Presto AI (Acquired).


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:

Aether Bio (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 36.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 343 Days.

  • Description: Aether Bio is a developer of machine learning technology used to re-purpose enzymes in order to create a new compound.

  • Total Funding: $49.1M / $49M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Natural Capital, Unless, Artis Ventures (AV), Gaingels, Harmonix Fund, Milad Alucozai, 10X Capital, Calm Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, NJF Capital.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Freeplay (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.

  • Description: Freeplay provides a better way to build with LLMs, bridging the gap between domain experts & developers.

  • 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:

Cerby (US, 2020) Specter Rank: 24 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Cerby provides comprehensive access management for applications that don't work with identity providers.

  • Total Funding: $32.5M / Latest $17M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Bowery Capital, TAU Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Ridge Ventures, Outpost Ventures, Founders Fund, Ben Johnson, Incubate Fund, Okta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +1,517%; Team: +17%; Social: +23%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

WhyLabs (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 1,009 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: WhyLabs is the AI Observability company behind whylogs - the standard for data logging. The platform provides model monitoring to surface and resolve data quality issues, data bias, and concept drift.

  • Total Funding: $14M / $10M Latest Series A Round in 11/2021.

  • Notable Investors: AI Fund, Defy.vc, Madrona, Bezos Expeditions, Ascend, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +243%; Team: +19%; Social: +52%.

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:

Sandeep Singh (US, 2020): Co-founder and CTO at ProjectDiscovery.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 1.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 588 Days.

  • Description: ProjectDiscovery is an open-source software that simplifies security operations for engineers and developers.

  • Prev. Experience: HackerOne, SecurityEscape Private Limited, Securifyre.

  • Total Funding: $26.7M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: CRV, SignalFire, Rain Capital, Point72, Caleb Sima, Accel, Lightspeed, Talha Tariq, Mango Capital, Guillermo Rauch.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Duncan McCrae (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.

  • Prev. Experience: Snap Inc., Twitter, Co-Founder @Presto AI (Acquired).


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:

Aether Bio (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 36.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 343 Days.

  • Description: Aether Bio is a developer of machine learning technology used to re-purpose enzymes in order to create a new compound.

  • Total Funding: $49.1M / $49M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Natural Capital, Unless, Artis Ventures (AV), Gaingels, Harmonix Fund, Milad Alucozai, 10X Capital, Calm Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, NJF Capital.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Freeplay (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.

  • Description: Freeplay provides a better way to build with LLMs, bridging the gap between domain experts & developers.

  • 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:

Cerby (US, 2020) Specter Rank: 24 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Cerby provides comprehensive access management for applications that don't work with identity providers.

  • Total Funding: $32.5M / Latest $17M Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Bowery Capital, TAU Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Ridge Ventures, Outpost Ventures, Founders Fund, Ben Johnson, Incubate Fund, Okta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures.

  • 3 Months Growth: Web: +1,517%; Team: +17%; Social: +23%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

WhyLabs (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 1,009 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: WhyLabs is the AI Observability company behind whylogs - the standard for data logging. The platform provides model monitoring to surface and resolve data quality issues, data bias, and concept drift.

  • Total Funding: $14M / $10M Latest Series A Round in 11/2021.

  • Notable Investors: AI Fund, Defy.vc, Madrona, Bezos Expeditions, Ascend, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +243%; Team: +19%; Social: +52%.

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