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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. Prior to joining the corporate world, Michelle was a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, 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.

Pipedrive helps users streamline a flood of information

Providing for clients is imperative, but what about the problems that arise on the other side of the equation, within a company’s sales teams? With a sales force trying to not only finalize a deal, but also provide quality after-sale service for years to come, organization becomes crucial for longevity and sustained success. And that’s where Pipedrive comes in, streamlining and simplifying tasks, duties, and deadlines for sales teams in the office or around the world.

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James Neville of Citizen.is

Making Data Safer: Citizen’s James Neville Talks Biometric Authentication

As our online lives expand and businesses find new and better ways to provide everyday services via the internet, it can feel like increasing amounts of our sensitive data are in the hands of companies without stellar track records of keeping that data safe. James Neville, CEO and founder of Citizen, a one-touch login and registration app, hopes to change that metric. “We were working in payments, and it struck us how loose the security was around personal data when compared to card or bank accounts,” he explains. “And it’s only gotten worse over the years.” He’s right.

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Engineering Financial Happiness: Tink’s Jens Rantil on Complexity-Free Money Management

Tink, a personal finance management app based in Sweden, has a unique end goal in mind for its users: financial happiness. “We really wanted to take the complexity out of money management by presenting your finances and financial behavior in a more insightful way, and in the end, bring financial happiness,” says Jens Rantil, software and infrastructure engineer at Tink.

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Creating the TurboTax of music and a culture of empowerment with HAAWK Co-Founder Ryan Born

When developing a startup, it’s important to think about your company in the simplest terms possible. For Ryan Born, the CEO and co-founder of HAAWK, a company that helps to monetize and enforce copyrights on user-generated video and audio platforms (think YouTube, Facebook, and Spotify), his mission is simple: to create the TurboTax of music licensing.

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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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