Discover more from Specter Monitor
Specter Monitor #91 🏛️
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. ✨
Aura By Edoardo Tresoldi
🔮 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 1.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 588 Days.
Description: ProjectDiscovery is an open-source software that simplifies security operations for engineers and developers.
Prev. Experience: HackerOne, SecurityEscape Private Limited, Securifyre.
Total Funding: $26.7M / $25M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.
Notable Investors: CRV, SignalFire, Rain Capital, Point72, Caleb Sima, Accel, Lightspeed, Talha Tariq, Mango Capital, Guillermo Rauch.
Duncan McCrae (US, 2023): Founder at Stealth Startup.
Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.
Prev. Experience: Snap Inc., Twitter, Co-Founder @Presto AI (Acquired).
🎱 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.
Aether Bio (US, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 36.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 343 Days.
Description: Aether Bio is a developer of machine learning technology used to re-purpose enzymes in order to create a new compound.
Total Funding: $49.1M / $49M Latest Series A Round in 08/2023.
Notable Investors: Natural Capital, Unless, Artis Ventures (AV), Gaingels, Harmonix Fund, Milad Alucozai, 10X Capital, Calm Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, NJF Capital.
Freeplay (US, 2022) - Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 33.
Description: Freeplay provides a better way to build with LLMs, bridging the gap between domain experts & developers.
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.
Cerby (US, 2020) - Specter Rank: 24 📈
Description: Cerby provides comprehensive access management for applications that don't work with identity providers.
Total Funding: $32.5M / Latest $17M Series A Round in 08/2023.
Notable Investors: Bowery Capital, TAU Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Ridge Ventures, Outpost Ventures, Founders Fund, Ben Johnson, Incubate Fund, Okta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures.
3 Months Growth: Web: +1,517%; Team: +17%; Social: +23%.
WhyLabs (US, 2019) - Specter Rank: 1,009 📈
Description: WhyLabs is the AI Observability company behind whylogs - the standard for data logging. The platform provides model monitoring to surface and resolve data quality issues, data bias, and concept drift.
Total Funding: $14M / $10M Latest Series A Round in 11/2021.
Notable Investors: AI Fund, Defy.vc, Madrona, Bezos Expeditions, Ascend, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
6 Months Growth: Web: +243%; Team: +19%; Social: +52%.
That’s all for this edition of Specter Monitor!
Stay tuned for the next updates
and feel free to share with your friends 👇