New: Specter Monitor 🥷

This week Specter launched a brand new website and with it, Specter Monitor: the new data-driven newsletter for the modern investor.

Specter Monitor is a 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. We’ll work hard to bring you actionable insights on what’s happening in today’s markets, while celebrating data-driven wins and predictions


🔮 Talents of the Week

Specter tracks real-time top talents movements across the world to detect actionable investment opportunities before anyone else.

Braden Hancock: Co-Founder / Head of Tech at Snorkel AI

Featured by Specter on: 2019 - Week 48.

Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 499 Days.

Description: Snorkel AI accelerates enterprise AI application development and deployment through programmatic data labelling.

Prev. Experience: Facebook, Google, US Air Force, Stanford, MIT, BYU, Johns Hopkins.

Total Funding: $50.3M / Latest Series B in 04/2021.

Notable Investors: Greylock, GV, Lightspeed VP, BlackRock.


Zain Allarakhia: Co-Founder / CTO at Pipe.

Featured by Specter on: 2019 - Week 49.

Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 490 Days.

Description: Pipe operates a global trading platform for recurring revenue streams, connecting companies to institutional investors.

Prev. Experience: Plaid, Braintree, Invitae, ZeroCater, Stanford.

Total Funding: $216M / Latest Growth Round in 04/2021.

Notable Investors: Craft Ventures, Anthemis, Next47, Fin Venture Capital,Tribe Capital, Social Capital, Slack, Shopify, HubSpot, Okta.


🎱 The Specterball

Inspired by Michael Lewis’ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Specterball is a stealth engine that tracks online and social behaviour of corporate insiders and leading investors.

Payhawk - Featured by Specter on: 2020-11-10.

Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 161 Days.

Description: Payhawk is a spending software that simplifies expenses, payments, and card spending for growing businesses.

Total Funding: $24.1M / Latest Series A in 04/2021.

Notable Investors: Earlybird VC, QED Investors, Eleven Ventures.


Real - Featured by Specter on: 2020-05-13.

Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 328 Days.

Description: Real is redesigning mental healthcare through a digital platform and in-person experience.

Total Funding: $16M / Latest Series A in 04/2021.

Notable Investors: Female Founders Fund, Forerunner Ventures, Lightspeed VP, Great Oaks VC, BBG Ventures.


🍒 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.

Clim8 Invest - Strong Growth in Q1 2021. Specter Rank: 45.

Description: Clim8 Invest provides a simple way to invest into a targeted portfolio of publicly listed companies that are already making an impact in tackling climate change.

Total Funding: $13.7M / Latest Seed in 04/2021.

Notable Investors: CrowdCube, British Business Bank, 7percent Ventures.

6 Months Growth: Team: +44%; Web: +72%; Social: +120%


Tamara - Strong Growth in Q1 2021. Specter Rank: 6,735.

Description: Tamara offers a buy now, pay later platform that enables customers to pay in instalments.

Total Funding: $116M / Latest Series A in 04/2021.

Notable Investors: Checkout.com, Impact46

6 Months Growth: Team: +82%; Web: +66%; Social: +300%


That’s all for this edition of Specter Monitor!

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