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Specter Monitor #98 ๐ŸŽฑ

Oct 11, 2023

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Specter Monitor #98 ๐ŸŽฑ

Oct 11, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #98 ๐ŸŽฑ

Oct 11, 2023

Written by

Specter Monitor

Newsletter

Specter Monitor #98 ๐ŸŽฑ

Oct 11, 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:

Vibhav Altekar (US, 2022): Co-Founder at Saronic Technologies.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 48.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 312 Days.

  • Description: Saronic provides naval and maritime forces with the most intelligent Autonomous Surface Vessels.

  • Prev. Experience: Anduril Industries, Standard Metrics, Chef Robotics, University of California, Los Angeles, 8VC, Kleiner Perkins, Synthego Corporation, Twitter, Juicero, University of California, Davis, Intel Corporation, UCSF, Vexata, UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

  • Total Funding: $70M / $55M Latest Series A Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Caffeinated Capital, 8VC, Cubit Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Overmatch Ventures, Silent Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ensemble VC, US Innovative Technology Fund, Point72 Ventures.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Rajat Suri (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Lima.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 40.

  • Prev. Experience: Founder / CEO @Presto, Co-Founder @Lyft, FedS, Forum for Independent Thought.


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:

Stoke Space (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 11.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 203 Days.

  • Description: Stoke Space is a developer of reusable rockets that provide access to and from any orbit to the satellite industry.

  • Total Funding: $176.2M / $100M Latest Series B Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Industrious Ventures, Long Journey Ventures, MaC Venture Capital, NFX, Point72 Ventures, Sparta Group, Toyota Ventures, University of Michigan, National Science Foundation, Nasa Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer, Y Combinator.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Ariadna (Ari) Font Llitjรณs (US, 2023): Co-Founder and CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 40.

  • Prev. Experience: Twitter, IBM, Vivisimo, Inc.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 10/2023.


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:

Metropolis (US, 2017) Specter Rank: 8,768 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Metropolis is an AI and computer vision start-up built to modernize parking and empower the future of mobility.

  • Total Funding: $1.928B / Latest $1.05B Series C Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: 3L Capital, Assembly Ventures, BDT & MSD Partners, Eldridge, Slow Ventures, Temasek Holdings, Vista Credit Partners, Zigg Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Dragoneer Investment Group, Dan Doctoroff, Zero Infinity Partners.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: 80%; Team: +9%; Social: +13%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Graphite (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 400 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Graphite is an open-source CLI and a code review dashboard.

  • Total Funding: $20M / Latest $20M Latest Series A Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Hunter Walk.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +502%; Team: 38%; Social: +38%.

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:

Vibhav Altekar (US, 2022): Co-Founder at Saronic Technologies.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 48.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 312 Days.

  • Description: Saronic provides naval and maritime forces with the most intelligent Autonomous Surface Vessels.

  • Prev. Experience: Anduril Industries, Standard Metrics, Chef Robotics, University of California, Los Angeles, 8VC, Kleiner Perkins, Synthego Corporation, Twitter, Juicero, University of California, Davis, Intel Corporation, UCSF, Vexata, UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

  • Total Funding: $70M / $55M Latest Series A Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Caffeinated Capital, 8VC, Cubit Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Overmatch Ventures, Silent Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ensemble VC, US Innovative Technology Fund, Point72 Ventures.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Rajat Suri (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Lima.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 40.

  • Prev. Experience: Founder / CEO @Presto, Co-Founder @Lyft, FedS, Forum for Independent Thought.


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:

Stoke Space (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 11.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 203 Days.

  • Description: Stoke Space is a developer of reusable rockets that provide access to and from any orbit to the satellite industry.

  • Total Funding: $176.2M / $100M Latest Series B Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Industrious Ventures, Long Journey Ventures, MaC Venture Capital, NFX, Point72 Ventures, Sparta Group, Toyota Ventures, University of Michigan, National Science Foundation, Nasa Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer, Y Combinator.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Ariadna (Ari) Font Llitjรณs (US, 2023): Co-Founder and CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 40.

  • Prev. Experience: Twitter, IBM, Vivisimo, Inc.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 10/2023.


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:

Metropolis (US, 2017) Specter Rank: 8,768 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Metropolis is an AI and computer vision start-up built to modernize parking and empower the future of mobility.

  • Total Funding: $1.928B / Latest $1.05B Series C Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: 3L Capital, Assembly Ventures, BDT & MSD Partners, Eldridge, Slow Ventures, Temasek Holdings, Vista Credit Partners, Zigg Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Dragoneer Investment Group, Dan Doctoroff, Zero Infinity Partners.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: 80%; Team: +9%; Social: +13%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Graphite (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 400 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Graphite is an open-source CLI and a code review dashboard.

  • Total Funding: $20M / Latest $20M Latest Series A Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Hunter Walk.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +502%; Team: 38%; Social: +38%.

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:

Vibhav Altekar (US, 2022): Co-Founder at Saronic Technologies.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 48.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 312 Days.

  • Description: Saronic provides naval and maritime forces with the most intelligent Autonomous Surface Vessels.

  • Prev. Experience: Anduril Industries, Standard Metrics, Chef Robotics, University of California, Los Angeles, 8VC, Kleiner Perkins, Synthego Corporation, Twitter, Juicero, University of California, Davis, Intel Corporation, UCSF, Vexata, UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

  • Total Funding: $70M / $55M Latest Series A Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Caffeinated Capital, 8VC, Cubit Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Overmatch Ventures, Silent Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ensemble VC, US Innovative Technology Fund, Point72 Ventures.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Rajat Suri (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Lima.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 40.

  • Prev. Experience: Founder / CEO @Presto, Co-Founder @Lyft, FedS, Forum for Independent Thought.


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:

Stoke Space (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 11.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 203 Days.

  • Description: Stoke Space is a developer of reusable rockets that provide access to and from any orbit to the satellite industry.

  • Total Funding: $176.2M / $100M Latest Series B Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Industrious Ventures, Long Journey Ventures, MaC Venture Capital, NFX, Point72 Ventures, Sparta Group, Toyota Ventures, University of Michigan, National Science Foundation, Nasa Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer, Y Combinator.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Ariadna (Ari) Font Llitjรณs (US, 2023): Co-Founder and CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 40.

  • Prev. Experience: Twitter, IBM, Vivisimo, Inc.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 10/2023.


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:

Metropolis (US, 2017) Specter Rank: 8,768 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Metropolis is an AI and computer vision start-up built to modernize parking and empower the future of mobility.

  • Total Funding: $1.928B / Latest $1.05B Series C Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: 3L Capital, Assembly Ventures, BDT & MSD Partners, Eldridge, Slow Ventures, Temasek Holdings, Vista Credit Partners, Zigg Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Dragoneer Investment Group, Dan Doctoroff, Zero Infinity Partners.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: 80%; Team: +9%; Social: +13%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Graphite (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 400 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Graphite is an open-source CLI and a code review dashboard.

  • Total Funding: $20M / Latest $20M Latest Series A Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Hunter Walk.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +502%; Team: 38%; Social: +38%.

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:

Vibhav Altekar (US, 2022): Co-Founder at Saronic Technologies.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 48.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 312 Days.

  • Description: Saronic provides naval and maritime forces with the most intelligent Autonomous Surface Vessels.

  • Prev. Experience: Anduril Industries, Standard Metrics, Chef Robotics, University of California, Los Angeles, 8VC, Kleiner Perkins, Synthego Corporation, Twitter, Juicero, University of California, Davis, Intel Corporation, UCSF, Vexata, UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

  • Total Funding: $70M / $55M Latest Series A Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Caffeinated Capital, 8VC, Cubit Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Overmatch Ventures, Silent Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ensemble VC, US Innovative Technology Fund, Point72 Ventures.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Rajat Suri (US, 2023): Co-Founder at Lima.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 40.

  • Prev. Experience: Founder / CEO @Presto, Co-Founder @Lyft, FedS, Forum for Independent Thought.


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:

Stoke Space (US, 2019) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 11.

  • Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 203 Days.

  • Description: Stoke Space is a developer of reusable rockets that provide access to and from any orbit to the satellite industry.

  • Total Funding: $176.2M / $100M Latest Series B Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Industrious Ventures, Long Journey Ventures, MaC Venture Capital, NFX, Point72 Ventures, Sparta Group, Toyota Ventures, University of Michigan, National Science Foundation, Nasa Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer, Y Combinator.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Ariadna (Ari) Font Llitjรณs (US, 2023): Co-Founder and CEO at Stealth Startup.

  • Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 40.

  • Prev. Experience: Twitter, IBM, Vivisimo, Inc.

  • Signal: Increased VC Interest in 10/2023.


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:

Metropolis (US, 2017) Specter Rank: 8,768 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Metropolis is an AI and computer vision start-up built to modernize parking and empower the future of mobility.

  • Total Funding: $1.928B / Latest $1.05B Series C Round in 10/2023.

  • Notable Investors: 3L Capital, Assembly Ventures, BDT & MSD Partners, Eldridge, Slow Ventures, Temasek Holdings, Vista Credit Partners, Zigg Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Dragoneer Investment Group, Dan Doctoroff, Zero Infinity Partners.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: 80%; Team: +9%; Social: +13%.


๐Ÿ‘ป Opportunity:

Graphite (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 400 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Description: Graphite is an open-source CLI and a code review dashboard.

  • Total Funding: $20M / Latest $20M Latest Series A Round in 05/2023.

  • Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Hunter Walk.

  • 6 Months Growth: Web: +502%; Team: 38%; Social: +38%.

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