Specter Monitor #66 🎼
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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.
Bernhard Kratzwald (EU, 2021): Co-Founder & CTO at EthonAI.
Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 46.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 453 Days.
Description: EthonAI is an AI-powered platform that detects and prevents quality defects in manufacturing.
Prev. Experience: ETH Zürich, Technische Universität Wien, Research Studios Austria, trinitec IT Solutions & Consulting GmbH.
Total Funding: $8.2M / $6.8M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: Earlybird Venture Capital, La Famiglia, Wingman Ventures, ETH Zurich Foundation, Acequia Capital (AceCap.
Joshua Perk (US, 2022): Founder & CEO at Vector (YC W23).
Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 06.
Description: Vector makes it easy for account managers to understand what customers are actually saying, so they can focus on the right retention experience.
Prev. Experience: Founder @GrowthStack, Co-Founder & CTO@ GoCable, reconfigured, Drift, G5, United States Air Force.
Total Funding: N/A.
Notable Investors: Y Combinator.
🎱 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.
Smile Identity (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2021 - Week 08.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 723 Days.
Description: Smile Identity solve identity for banks, telecoms, financial services and shared economy applications in Africa and beyond.
Total Funding: $35.1M / $20M Latest Series B Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: Costanoa Ventures, Norrsken22, CRE Venture Capital, valU, 500 Global, Intercept Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Two Culture Capital, Latitude, ValueStream Ventures, Future Africa, Courtside Ventures.
Default (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 07.
Description: Default is an all-in-one inbound lead qualification, scheduling, & routing platform.
Total Funding: $5M / $4.3M Latest Seed Roun in 11/2021
Notable Investors: Scribble Ventures, GTMfund, Nicholas Donahue, Zephyr Venture Partners, PROTOCOL — by GETTYLAB.
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.
Replo (YC S21) (US, 2021) - Specter Rank: 1,789 📈
Description: Replo is a visual CMS that enables brands to build beautiful, performant e-commerce experiences with less dev time.
Total Funding: $4.2M / $4.2M Latest Seed Round in 02/2023.
Notable Investors: La Famiglia, Infinity Ventures, Figma Ventures, Guillermo Rauch, Y Combinator.
3 Months Growth: Web: +302%; Social: +117%.
Karta (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 254 📈
Description: Karta offers smart company cards that help automate expense reports and simplify company spending.
Total Funding: N/A.
Notable Investors: N/A.
6 Months Growth: Web: +1,043%; Team: +116%; Social: +195%.
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