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Specter Monitor #90 🎨
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.
Featured by Specter on: 2020 - Week 44.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 1,013 Days.
Description: ConductorOne integrates permission management for the web and modern infrastructure.
Prev. Experience: Apache Software Foundation, Okta, Inc., CTO & Co-Founder @ScaleFT, Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company, Cloudkick, Joost, Bloglines, IAC Search and Media, Ask.com, BitStruct, LCC, Cyan Worlds.
Total Funding: $32M / $12M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.
Notable Investors: Felicis, Accel, Jason Chan, Anna Westelius, Mark Hillick, Rohit Parchuri, Tom Alcock, William Bengtson, Travis McPeak, Shubham.
Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 29 as Stealth.
Description: Hunt.io is a service that provides threat intelligence data about observed network scanning and cyberattacks
Prev. Experience: Recorded Future, Co-Founder / CEO @SecurityTrails (acquired by Recorded Future), StackPath, Co-Founder / CEO @MaxCDN (acquired by StackPath), Co-Founder / COO @Globat Web Hosting (acquired by Endurance).
🎱 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.
Inworld AI (US, 2021) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 12.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 136 Days.
Description: Inworld AI is a character engine for creating AI NPCs in games and interactive experiences.
Total Funding: $119.7M / $50M Latest Venture Round in 08/2023.
Notable Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, Intel Capital, Section 32, Disney Accelerator, BITKRAFT Ventures, CRV, Kleiner Perkins, LG Technology Ventures, First Spark Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Stanford University, M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Founders Fund.
MatX (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 32.
Description: MatX is a computing platform for AGI, enhancing AI's efficiency by constructing high-powered hardware designed for large language models.
Notable Investors: Outset Capital, SV Angel, Homebrew, Rajiv Kheman, Amit Singh, Irwan Bello, James Bradbury, Aakanksha Chowdhery, William Fedus, David Ha, Latent Space, AI Engineer, AWS, Netlify, Temporal.
Signal: Increased VC Interest in 08/2023.
🍒 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.
Rootly (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 603 📈
Description: Rootly is an incident management platform and Slackbot designed to help companies resolve incidents faster by automating manual admin tasks and providing insight to prevent them in the future.
Total Funding: $15.2M / Latest $12M Series A Round in 08/2023.
Notable Investors: Renegade Partners, XYZ Venture Capital, Gradient Ventures, Max Mullen, Y Combinator, Bharat Mediratta, John Lilly, Jason Warner, 8VC.
6 Months Growth: Web: +161%; Team: +234%; Social: +63%.
Infisical (US, 2022) - Specter Rank: 11,717 📈
Description: Infisical is an open-source, end-to-end encrypted solution that allows development teams to sync their environment variables.
Total Funding: $2.9M / $2.8M Latest Series A Round in 07/2023.
Notable Investors: Gradient Ventures, Y Combinator, Christoph Deckert, Darian Shirazi, Viet Le, Elad Gil, Paul Copplestone, TwentyTwo VC, Erik Muttersbach.
6 Months Growth: Web: +56%; Team: +67%; Social: +577%.
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