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Michelle Kung

Author: Michelle Kung

Michelle Kung currently works in startup content at AWS and was previously the head of content at Index Ventures and at eBay Inc. Prior to joining the corporate world, Michelle was a beat reporter and online editor at The Wall Street Journal, as well as the founding Business Editor at the Huffington Post, a correspondent for The Boston Globe, a columnist for Publisher’s Weekly and a writer at Entertainment Weekly.

Starting with strong security in the AWS cloud

Security is often viewed as too difficult or that it requires too many special skills to do well. That’s ridiculous. It’s a core part of development and operations. After all, who wants to write bad code or constantly fix an unstable service?

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The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Venture Capitalist and Startup View on Serverless with Greylock Partners

Despite the promise and excitement around serverless, the ecosystem that supports these new, highly distributed architectures is nascent. Unlike Docker in the container world, there is no dominant standard yet. Tooling is still emerging. We believe the beginning of ecosystems like this is a promising investment opportunity.

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The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Madrona Venture Group’s View on Serverless

As more companies move towards this mode of application development, we expect to see a massive amount of innovation around AI and machine learning, application of AI to vertically-focused applications, and new applications for IOT devices driven by the ability for companies to build products faster than ever.

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How FUNDER Inc. is using Elastic Beanstalk and Amazon SQS to power a fresh take on charitable fundraising.

FUNDER Inc. builds prize draws of any kind, turning them into powerful fundraising tools for nonprofits and the charitable foundations of major brands and sports clubs. Combining technology and entertainment, our goal is to reinvent a time-honored fundraising method.

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