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Specter Monitor #94 ๐Ÿ—ฟ

Sep 13, 2023

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Specter Monitor #94 ๐Ÿ—ฟ

Sep 13, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #94 ๐Ÿ—ฟ

Sep 13, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #94 ๐Ÿ—ฟ

Sep 13, 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:

Gian Maria Gramondi (US, 2021): Co-Founder at Shop Circle.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 24 as Stealth.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 817 Days.

  • Description: Shop Circle is a technology company that acquires and grows e-commerce software.

  • Prev. Experience: Bain & Company, PwC, UniCredit, Deloitte, Category Manager @ Amazon.

  • Total Funding: $185M / $120M Latest Series A Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: NFX, QED Investors, Firstminute Capital, TriplePoint Capital, CDP Venture Capital, 645 Ventures, Primo Ventures, Avonmore Developments, Chris Archer, 3VC, Vijay Shankar, i80 | Group, BlackSheep Ventures, The Techshop.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Derek Merrill (US, 2023): CEO & Founder at Blox.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.

  • Description: Blox is the financial AI automation platform for real estate.

  • Prev. Experience: CEO & Founder @ LeaseLock, Director of Product @ ZipRecruiter, CEO & Founder @ EverySignal, Sr. Product Manager @ Motricity, CPO & Co-founder @ MoVoxx (Acquired by Motricity), Inc., Co-Founder @ Infreeda (Acquired by AT&T Interactive).


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:

RometX (EU, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 31.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 400 Days.

  • Description: ROME Therapeutics is developing novel therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases by harnessing the power of the repeatome.

  • Total Funding: $199M / $72M Latest Series B Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, Casdin Capital, Section 32, Mirae Asset Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation โ€“ JJDC, Sanofi Ventures, Bristol Myers Squibb, Partners Innovation Fund, Mass General Brigham Ventures, Sigmas Group, ArchVentures SA, Axon Ventures, Luma Group.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Ang Li (US, 2023): Founder & CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.

  • Prev. Experience: Apple, Software Engineer Intern @ Google, Research Intern @ Meta, Mentor at Google For Startups @ Google, Staff Research Scientist @ Google DeepMind, Head of US Software Engineering @ Baidu Apollo.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 09/2023.


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:

GHGSat (CA, 2011) Specter Rank: 9,541 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: GHGSatโ€™s mission is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas.

  • Total Funding: $147.3M / Latest $44.1M Series C Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: BDC Venture Capital, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Fonds de solidaritรฉ FTQ, Investissement Quebec, BloombergNEF, Space Capital, Bank of Montreal, Dylan Taylor, Climate Investment, SLB, Japan Energy Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: 260%; Team: +13%; Social: +8%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Smartex (US, 2018) - Specter Rank: 102 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Smartex.ai is an AI and computer vision company that uses automated inspection to detect textile defects.

  • Total Funding: $27.6M / Latest $24.7M Latest Series A Round in 09/2022.

  • Notable Investors: SOSV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, HAX, DCVC, Spider Capital, Momenta, Faber, H&M Group Ventures, Fashion For Good, Bombyx Capital Partners, Build Collective.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +322%; Team: 76%; Social: +24%.

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:

Gian Maria Gramondi (US, 2021): Co-Founder at Shop Circle.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 24 as Stealth.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 817 Days.

  • Description: Shop Circle is a technology company that acquires and grows e-commerce software.

  • Prev. Experience: Bain & Company, PwC, UniCredit, Deloitte, Category Manager @ Amazon.

  • Total Funding: $185M / $120M Latest Series A Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: NFX, QED Investors, Firstminute Capital, TriplePoint Capital, CDP Venture Capital, 645 Ventures, Primo Ventures, Avonmore Developments, Chris Archer, 3VC, Vijay Shankar, i80 | Group, BlackSheep Ventures, The Techshop.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Derek Merrill (US, 2023): CEO & Founder at Blox.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.

  • Description: Blox is the financial AI automation platform for real estate.

  • Prev. Experience: CEO & Founder @ LeaseLock, Director of Product @ ZipRecruiter, CEO & Founder @ EverySignal, Sr. Product Manager @ Motricity, CPO & Co-founder @ MoVoxx (Acquired by Motricity), Inc., Co-Founder @ Infreeda (Acquired by AT&T Interactive).


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:

RometX (EU, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 31.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 400 Days.

  • Description: ROME Therapeutics is developing novel therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases by harnessing the power of the repeatome.

  • Total Funding: $199M / $72M Latest Series B Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, Casdin Capital, Section 32, Mirae Asset Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation โ€“ JJDC, Sanofi Ventures, Bristol Myers Squibb, Partners Innovation Fund, Mass General Brigham Ventures, Sigmas Group, ArchVentures SA, Axon Ventures, Luma Group.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Ang Li (US, 2023): Founder & CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.

  • Prev. Experience: Apple, Software Engineer Intern @ Google, Research Intern @ Meta, Mentor at Google For Startups @ Google, Staff Research Scientist @ Google DeepMind, Head of US Software Engineering @ Baidu Apollo.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 09/2023.


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:

GHGSat (CA, 2011) Specter Rank: 9,541 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: GHGSatโ€™s mission is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas.

  • Total Funding: $147.3M / Latest $44.1M Series C Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: BDC Venture Capital, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Fonds de solidaritรฉ FTQ, Investissement Quebec, BloombergNEF, Space Capital, Bank of Montreal, Dylan Taylor, Climate Investment, SLB, Japan Energy Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: 260%; Team: +13%; Social: +8%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Smartex (US, 2018) - Specter Rank: 102 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Smartex.ai is an AI and computer vision company that uses automated inspection to detect textile defects.

  • Total Funding: $27.6M / Latest $24.7M Latest Series A Round in 09/2022.

  • Notable Investors: SOSV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, HAX, DCVC, Spider Capital, Momenta, Faber, H&M Group Ventures, Fashion For Good, Bombyx Capital Partners, Build Collective.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +322%; Team: 76%; Social: +24%.

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:

Gian Maria Gramondi (US, 2021): Co-Founder at Shop Circle.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 24 as Stealth.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 817 Days.

  • Description: Shop Circle is a technology company that acquires and grows e-commerce software.

  • Prev. Experience: Bain & Company, PwC, UniCredit, Deloitte, Category Manager @ Amazon.

  • Total Funding: $185M / $120M Latest Series A Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: NFX, QED Investors, Firstminute Capital, TriplePoint Capital, CDP Venture Capital, 645 Ventures, Primo Ventures, Avonmore Developments, Chris Archer, 3VC, Vijay Shankar, i80 | Group, BlackSheep Ventures, The Techshop.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Derek Merrill (US, 2023): CEO & Founder at Blox.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.

  • Description: Blox is the financial AI automation platform for real estate.

  • Prev. Experience: CEO & Founder @ LeaseLock, Director of Product @ ZipRecruiter, CEO & Founder @ EverySignal, Sr. Product Manager @ Motricity, CPO & Co-founder @ MoVoxx (Acquired by Motricity), Inc., Co-Founder @ Infreeda (Acquired by AT&T Interactive).


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:

RometX (EU, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 31.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 400 Days.

  • Description: ROME Therapeutics is developing novel therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases by harnessing the power of the repeatome.

  • Total Funding: $199M / $72M Latest Series B Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, Casdin Capital, Section 32, Mirae Asset Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation โ€“ JJDC, Sanofi Ventures, Bristol Myers Squibb, Partners Innovation Fund, Mass General Brigham Ventures, Sigmas Group, ArchVentures SA, Axon Ventures, Luma Group.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Ang Li (US, 2023): Founder & CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.

  • Prev. Experience: Apple, Software Engineer Intern @ Google, Research Intern @ Meta, Mentor at Google For Startups @ Google, Staff Research Scientist @ Google DeepMind, Head of US Software Engineering @ Baidu Apollo.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 09/2023.


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:

GHGSat (CA, 2011) Specter Rank: 9,541 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: GHGSatโ€™s mission is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas.

  • Total Funding: $147.3M / Latest $44.1M Series C Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: BDC Venture Capital, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Fonds de solidaritรฉ FTQ, Investissement Quebec, BloombergNEF, Space Capital, Bank of Montreal, Dylan Taylor, Climate Investment, SLB, Japan Energy Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: 260%; Team: +13%; Social: +8%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Smartex (US, 2018) - Specter Rank: 102 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Smartex.ai is an AI and computer vision company that uses automated inspection to detect textile defects.

  • Total Funding: $27.6M / Latest $24.7M Latest Series A Round in 09/2022.

  • Notable Investors: SOSV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, HAX, DCVC, Spider Capital, Momenta, Faber, H&M Group Ventures, Fashion For Good, Bombyx Capital Partners, Build Collective.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +322%; Team: 76%; Social: +24%.

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:

Gian Maria Gramondi (US, 2021): Co-Founder at Shop Circle.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 24 as Stealth.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 817 Days.

  • Description: Shop Circle is a technology company that acquires and grows e-commerce software.

  • Prev. Experience: Bain & Company, PwC, UniCredit, Deloitte, Category Manager @ Amazon.

  • Total Funding: $185M / $120M Latest Series A Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: NFX, QED Investors, Firstminute Capital, TriplePoint Capital, CDP Venture Capital, 645 Ventures, Primo Ventures, Avonmore Developments, Chris Archer, 3VC, Vijay Shankar, i80 | Group, BlackSheep Ventures, The Techshop.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Derek Merrill (US, 2023): CEO & Founder at Blox.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.

  • Description: Blox is the financial AI automation platform for real estate.

  • Prev. Experience: CEO & Founder @ LeaseLock, Director of Product @ ZipRecruiter, CEO & Founder @ EverySignal, Sr. Product Manager @ Motricity, CPO & Co-founder @ MoVoxx (Acquired by Motricity), Inc., Co-Founder @ Infreeda (Acquired by AT&T Interactive).


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:

RometX (EU, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 31.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 400 Days.

  • Description: ROME Therapeutics is developing novel therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases by harnessing the power of the repeatome.

  • Total Funding: $199M / $72M Latest Series B Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, Casdin Capital, Section 32, Mirae Asset Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation โ€“ JJDC, Sanofi Ventures, Bristol Myers Squibb, Partners Innovation Fund, Mass General Brigham Ventures, Sigmas Group, ArchVentures SA, Axon Ventures, Luma Group.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Ang Li (US, 2023): Founder & CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.

  • Prev. Experience: Apple, Software Engineer Intern @ Google, Research Intern @ Meta, Mentor at Google For Startups @ Google, Staff Research Scientist @ Google DeepMind, Head of US Software Engineering @ Baidu Apollo.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 09/2023.


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:

GHGSat (CA, 2011) Specter Rank: 9,541 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: GHGSatโ€™s mission is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas.

  • Total Funding: $147.3M / Latest $44.1M Series C Round in 09/2023.

  • Notable Investors: BDC Venture Capital, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Fonds de solidaritรฉ FTQ, Investissement Quebec, BloombergNEF, Space Capital, Bank of Montreal, Dylan Taylor, Climate Investment, SLB, Japan Energy Fund.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: 260%; Team: +13%; Social: +8%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Smartex (US, 2018) - Specter Rank: 102 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Smartex.ai is an AI and computer vision company that uses automated inspection to detect textile defects.

  • Total Funding: $27.6M / Latest $24.7M Latest Series A Round in 09/2022.

  • Notable Investors: SOSV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, HAX, DCVC, Spider Capital, Momenta, Faber, H&M Group Ventures, Fashion For Good, Bombyx Capital Partners, Build Collective.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +322%; Team: 76%; Social: +24%.

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