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Specter Monitor #94 🗿
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: 2021 - Week 24 as Stealth.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 817 Days.
Description: Shop Circle is a technology company that acquires and grows e-commerce software.
Prev. Experience: Bain & Company, PwC, UniCredit, Deloitte, Category Manager @ Amazon.
Total Funding: $185M / $120M Latest Series A Round in 09/2023.
Notable Investors: NFX, QED Investors, Firstminute Capital, TriplePoint Capital, CDP Venture Capital, 645 Ventures, Primo Ventures, Avonmore Developments, Chris Archer, 3VC, Vijay Shankar, i80 | Group, BlackSheep Ventures, The Techshop.
Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.
Description: Blox is the financial AI automation platform for real estate.
Prev. Experience: CEO & Founder @ LeaseLock, Director of Product @ ZipRecruiter, CEO & Founder @ EverySignal, Sr. Product Manager @ Motricity, CPO & Co-founder @ MoVoxx (Acquired by Motricity), Inc., Co-Founder @ Infreeda (Acquired by AT&T Interactive).
🎱 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.
RometX (EU, 2017) - Featured by Specter on: 2022 - Week 31.
Advantage on Latest Funding Round: 400 Days.
Description: ROME Therapeutics is developing novel therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases by harnessing the power of the repeatome.
Total Funding: $199M / $72M Latest Series B Round in 09/2023.
Notable Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, Casdin Capital, Section 32, Mirae Asset Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Sanofi Ventures, Bristol Myers Squibb, Partners Innovation Fund, Mass General Brigham Ventures, Sigmas Group, ArchVentures SA, Axon Ventures, Luma Group.
Ang Li (US, 2023): Founder & CEO at Stealth Startup.
Featured by Specter on: 2023 - Week 38.
Prev. Experience: Apple, Software Engineer Intern @ Google, Research Intern @ Meta, Mentor at Google For Startups @ Google, Staff Research Scientist @ Google DeepMind, Head of US Software Engineering @ Baidu Apollo.
Signal: Increased VC Interest in 09/2023.
🍒 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.
GHGSat (CA, 2011) - Specter Rank: 9,541 📈
Description: GHGSat’s mission is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas.
Total Funding: $147.3M / Latest $44.1M Series C Round in 09/2023.
Notable Investors: BDC Venture Capital, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Investissement Quebec, BloombergNEF, Space Capital, Bank of Montreal, Dylan Taylor, Climate Investment, SLB, Japan Energy Fund.
6 Months Growth: Web: 260%; Team: +13%; Social: +8%.
Smartex (US, 2018) - Specter Rank: 102 📈
Description: Smartex.ai is an AI and computer vision company that uses automated inspection to detect textile defects.
Total Funding: $27.6M / Latest $24.7M Latest Series A Round in 09/2022.
Notable Investors: SOSV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, HAX, DCVC, Spider Capital, Momenta, Faber, H&M Group Ventures, Fashion For Good, Bombyx Capital Partners, Build Collective.
6 Months Growth: Web: +322%; Team: 76%; Social: +24%.
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