Specter Monitor #64 🪨
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. We’ll work hard to bring you actionable insights into what’s happening in today’s markets while celebrating data-driven wins and predictions. ✨
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🔮 Talents of the Week
Specter tracks real-time top talents movements across the world to detect actionable investment opportunities before anyone else.
Daniel Loreto (US, 2020): Co-Founder at jetpack.io.
Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 26.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 957 Days.
Description: Jetpack is a technology agency that transforms python code into a scalable cloud backend.
Prev. Experience: VP of Engineering @ Virta HealthVirta, Head of Engineering @ Airbnb, Engineering Site Lead @ Twitter, Senior Software Engineer @ Google, Researcher @ MIT.
Total Funding: $10M / $10M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: GV, Coatue.
Josh Lessing (US, 2022): Founder & CEO at Stealth Startup.
Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 06.
Prev. Experience: CTO @ AppHarvest, Co-Founder & CEO @ Root AI, Director of R&D @ Soft Robotics Inc., Postdoctoral Fellow @ Harvard University, Doctoral Research Assistant @ MIT, Postbaccalaureate Research Associate @ Brown University.
Total Funding: N/A.
Notable Investors: N/A
🎱 Strategic Intelligence
Inspired by Michael Lewis’ 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.
Recurrency (US, 2018) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 15.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 301 Days.
Description: Recurrency is an artificial intelligence extension for your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that grows revenue, margin, and customer loyalty with a one-click integration..
Total Funding: $22M / $22.1M Latest Series A Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: TQ Ventures, Lachy Groom, Operator Partners, Elad Gil, Bessemer Venture Partners, SV Angel, Y Combinator.
Humanloop (EU, 2020) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 06.
Description: Humanloop is the data-centric platform for NLP.
Total Funding: $2.6M / $2.7M Seed Round in 07/2022.
Notable Investors: UCL Technology Fund, Index Ventures, Y Combinator.
Signal: Increased VC Interest in 02/2023.
🍒 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.
Upwardli (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 859 📈
Description: Upwardli is a technology-based financial services agency that helps with credit services.
Total Funding: $2.9M / $2.9M Latest Series A Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: Avesta Fund, J4.Ventures, Temerity Capital Partners, Cascade Seed Fund, Dundee Venture Capital, Service Provider Capital, Techstars.
6 Months Growth: Web: +118%; Team: +80%; Social: +29%.
LiveFlow (EU, 2020) - Specter Rank: 391 📈
Description: LiveFlow helps automate financial workflows, consolidate accounts, and collaborate in real-time.
Total Funding: $3.5M / $4M Seed Round in 12/2021.
Notable Investors: Constantin Bisanz, Ari Helgason, Bjarke Staun-Olsen, Futuristic.vc, Johan Lorenzen, Phillip Chambers, Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, Victor Jacobsson, Moonfire Ventures, Oleg Tscheltzoff, Oliver Jung, Bradley Horowitz, WndrCo, Seedcamp, Y Combinator.
6 Months Growth: Web: +112%; Team: +63%; Social: +45%.
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