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Specter Monitor #92 ๐Ÿงข

Aug 30, 2023

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Specter Monitor #92 ๐Ÿงข

Aug 30, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #92 ๐Ÿงข

Aug 30, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #92 ๐Ÿงข

Aug 30, 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:

Chris Lattner (US, 2022): CEO + Co-Founder at Modular.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 30.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 392 Days.

  • Description: Modular is an AI software developer platform that unifies the development and deployment of AI for everyone.

  • Prev. Experience: SiFive, Google, Tesla, Apple, LLVM Organization.

  • Total Funding: $130M / $100M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: General Catalyst, Google Ventures, SVA, Greylock, Factory.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Euwyn Poon (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 34.

  • Prev. Experience: Micro, Ford Motor Company, Co-Founder @Spin - Electric Scooter Sharing (Acquired), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.


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:

Ikigai (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 21.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 93 Days.

  • Description: Ikigai helps analysts and operations teams automate data-intensive business, finance, analytics, and supply chain operations.

  • Total Funding: $38.2M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: PremjiInvest, National Science Foundation, Foundation Capital, e& capital, Underscore VC, 8VC.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

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

  • Description: Loops is a tool that provides a better way to send marketing and transactional emails.

  • Total Funding: $3.2M / Latest Seed Round in 01/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Craft Ventures, She's Independent, Arash Ferdowsi, Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Sahil Bloom, Soma Capital, BoxGroup, TwentyTwo VC, Austen Allred.

  • 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:

Apollo.io (US, 2015) Specter Rank: 9,936 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Apollo.io is the leading go-to-market sales platform that helps turn prospects into customers through AI-powered streamlined engagement workflows.

  • Total Funding: $251.3M / Latest $110M Series D Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tribe Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Y Combinator, NewView Capital.

  • 6 Months Growth: Team: +146%; Social: +67%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

FlutterFlow (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 364 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: FlutterFlow is a low-code, visual application development platform for native mobile and web applications.

  • Notable Investors: Locus Ventures, Ben Tossell, Y Combinator, Open Opportunity Fund, The MBA Fund, Gradient Ventures, Manik Gupta, Lombardstreet Ventures, Ankit Jain.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +51%; Team: 97%; Social: +72%.

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:

Chris Lattner (US, 2022): CEO + Co-Founder at Modular.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 30.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 392 Days.

  • Description: Modular is an AI software developer platform that unifies the development and deployment of AI for everyone.

  • Prev. Experience: SiFive, Google, Tesla, Apple, LLVM Organization.

  • Total Funding: $130M / $100M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: General Catalyst, Google Ventures, SVA, Greylock, Factory.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Euwyn Poon (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 34.

  • Prev. Experience: Micro, Ford Motor Company, Co-Founder @Spin - Electric Scooter Sharing (Acquired), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.


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:

Ikigai (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 21.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 93 Days.

  • Description: Ikigai helps analysts and operations teams automate data-intensive business, finance, analytics, and supply chain operations.

  • Total Funding: $38.2M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: PremjiInvest, National Science Foundation, Foundation Capital, e& capital, Underscore VC, 8VC.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

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

  • Description: Loops is a tool that provides a better way to send marketing and transactional emails.

  • Total Funding: $3.2M / Latest Seed Round in 01/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Craft Ventures, She's Independent, Arash Ferdowsi, Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Sahil Bloom, Soma Capital, BoxGroup, TwentyTwo VC, Austen Allred.

  • 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:

Apollo.io (US, 2015) Specter Rank: 9,936 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Apollo.io is the leading go-to-market sales platform that helps turn prospects into customers through AI-powered streamlined engagement workflows.

  • Total Funding: $251.3M / Latest $110M Series D Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tribe Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Y Combinator, NewView Capital.

  • 6 Months Growth: Team: +146%; Social: +67%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

FlutterFlow (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 364 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: FlutterFlow is a low-code, visual application development platform for native mobile and web applications.

  • Notable Investors: Locus Ventures, Ben Tossell, Y Combinator, Open Opportunity Fund, The MBA Fund, Gradient Ventures, Manik Gupta, Lombardstreet Ventures, Ankit Jain.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +51%; Team: 97%; Social: +72%.

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:

Chris Lattner (US, 2022): CEO + Co-Founder at Modular.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 30.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 392 Days.

  • Description: Modular is an AI software developer platform that unifies the development and deployment of AI for everyone.

  • Prev. Experience: SiFive, Google, Tesla, Apple, LLVM Organization.

  • Total Funding: $130M / $100M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: General Catalyst, Google Ventures, SVA, Greylock, Factory.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Euwyn Poon (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 34.

  • Prev. Experience: Micro, Ford Motor Company, Co-Founder @Spin - Electric Scooter Sharing (Acquired), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.


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:

Ikigai (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 21.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 93 Days.

  • Description: Ikigai helps analysts and operations teams automate data-intensive business, finance, analytics, and supply chain operations.

  • Total Funding: $38.2M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: PremjiInvest, National Science Foundation, Foundation Capital, e& capital, Underscore VC, 8VC.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

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

  • Description: Loops is a tool that provides a better way to send marketing and transactional emails.

  • Total Funding: $3.2M / Latest Seed Round in 01/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Craft Ventures, She's Independent, Arash Ferdowsi, Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Sahil Bloom, Soma Capital, BoxGroup, TwentyTwo VC, Austen Allred.

  • 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:

Apollo.io (US, 2015) Specter Rank: 9,936 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Apollo.io is the leading go-to-market sales platform that helps turn prospects into customers through AI-powered streamlined engagement workflows.

  • Total Funding: $251.3M / Latest $110M Series D Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tribe Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Y Combinator, NewView Capital.

  • 6 Months Growth: Team: +146%; Social: +67%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

FlutterFlow (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 364 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: FlutterFlow is a low-code, visual application development platform for native mobile and web applications.

  • Notable Investors: Locus Ventures, Ben Tossell, Y Combinator, Open Opportunity Fund, The MBA Fund, Gradient Ventures, Manik Gupta, Lombardstreet Ventures, Ankit Jain.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +51%; Team: 97%; Social: +72%.

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:

Chris Lattner (US, 2022): CEO + Co-Founder at Modular.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 30.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 392 Days.

  • Description: Modular is an AI software developer platform that unifies the development and deployment of AI for everyone.

  • Prev. Experience: SiFive, Google, Tesla, Apple, LLVM Organization.

  • Total Funding: $130M / $100M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: General Catalyst, Google Ventures, SVA, Greylock, Factory.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Euwyn Poon (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 34.

  • Prev. Experience: Micro, Ford Motor Company, Co-Founder @Spin - Electric Scooter Sharing (Acquired), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.


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:

Ikigai (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 21.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 93 Days.

  • Description: Ikigai helps analysts and operations teams automate data-intensive business, finance, analytics, and supply chain operations.

  • Total Funding: $38.2M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: PremjiInvest, National Science Foundation, Foundation Capital, e& capital, Underscore VC, 8VC.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

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

  • Description: Loops is a tool that provides a better way to send marketing and transactional emails.

  • Total Funding: $3.2M / Latest Seed Round in 01/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Craft Ventures, She's Independent, Arash Ferdowsi, Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Sahil Bloom, Soma Capital, BoxGroup, TwentyTwo VC, Austen Allred.

  • 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:

Apollo.io (US, 2015) Specter Rank: 9,936 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Apollo.io is the leading go-to-market sales platform that helps turn prospects into customers through AI-powered streamlined engagement workflows.

  • Total Funding: $251.3M / Latest $110M Series D Round in 08/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tribe Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Y Combinator, NewView Capital.

  • 6 Months Growth: Team: +146%; Social: +67%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

FlutterFlow (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 364 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: FlutterFlow is a low-code, visual application development platform for native mobile and web applications.

  • Notable Investors: Locus Ventures, Ben Tossell, Y Combinator, Open Opportunity Fund, The MBA Fund, Gradient Ventures, Manik Gupta, Lombardstreet Ventures, Ankit Jain.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +51%; Team: 97%; Social: +72%.

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