Specter Monitor #65 💘
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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.
Hélène Huby (EU, 2021): Co-Founder & CEO at The Exploration Company.
Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 33.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 551 Days.
Description: The Exploration Company develops, manufactures and operates modular and reusable spaceships serving the needs of space stations.
Prev. Experience: Board Member @ ClearSpace SA, Founder & Chairman @ Urania Ventures, VP Orion-ESM @ Airbus Defence and SpaceAirbus, Program Director @ ArianeGroup, VP Germany & Program Director @ faberNovel, Head of European Affairs @ Ministère de l'Éducation nationale.
Total Funding: $40M / $87.3M Latest Series A Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: Wealth Management Alliance, RYMD Kapital, Partech Ventures, SistaFund, July Fund, Habert Dassault Finance, Red River West, Vsquared Ventures, Schlumberger Limited, Possible Ventures, Promus Ventures, EQT Ventures, Cherry Ventures, Omnes Capital.
Fraser Kelton (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.
Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 04.
Prev. Experience: Head of Product @ OpenAI, Product @ Airbnb, Co-Founder & CEO @ Koko, COO & BoD @ GetGlue.
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.
Elementus (US, 2018) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 10.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 712 Days.
Description: Elementus offers a analytics platform that brings cognition to the blockchain's native transparency.
Total Funding: $10M / $26.3M Latest Series A Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: Coalco, Spitfire Ventures, Pomp Investments, BlockFi, Velvet Sea Ventures, Gemini Frontier Fund, Morgan Creek Digital, Avon Ventures, Blockchain.com Ventures, Maven 11 Capital, Robot Ventures, Stage 1 Ventures, ParaFi Capital, Moonshots Capital, Alameda Research, Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Artifact (US, 2023) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 07.
Description: A personalised news feed driven by artificial intelligence.
Total Funding: N/A
Notable Investors: N/A
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.
MindsDB (US, 2017) - Specter Rank: 2,068 📈
Description: MindsDB utilizes machine learning so its users can ask predictive questions of their data and receive accurate answers from it.
Total Funding: $16.5M / $24.3M Latest Series A Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: Rogue Capital Collective, Tuck Lye Koh, SCM Advisors, Christopher Golda, OSS Capital L.P., Ben Orthlieb, Angel Invest, OpenOcean, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, Charlie Songhurst, MMC Ventures, Speedinvest, Benchmark.
3 Months Growth: Web: +296%; Team: +11%; Social: +25%.
Sourcery (EU, 2018) - Specter Rank: 926 📈
Description: Sourcery is an AI code assistant that helps in writing better code faster.
Total Funding: $1.8M / $1.9M Seed Round in 01/2022.
Notable Investors: CapitalX, Angel Invest, Charlotte Street Capital, Forward Partners, Runa Capital, Acequia Capital (AceCap), Techstars.
6 Months Growth: Web: +398%; Team: +17%; Social: +27%.
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