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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.

Bought By Many is on a mission to deliver better insurance, for everyone

At Bought By Many, an insurance startup co-founded by Steven Mendel (CEO) and Guy Farley (CTO) in 2012, we engage with thousands of customers, largely on Facebook, to understand what they dislike about existing insurance products and what they would like from new ones.

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How Do You Say ‘JSTOR’ in Arabic? How ADRI is translating Arabic academic literature at scale

Ali Mazraeh was working toward his masters’ degree in Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, when he got a taste for how hard it can be to access academic content in Arabic online. Originally from Iran and resettled in New Zealand by the UNHCR, Mazraeh was working hard to create a new future for himself.

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Speed matters: How Unleash live uses AWS to help wildfire recovery workers improve their disaster management

Unleash live, a platform that connects media captured through aerial drone cameras, other robotics cameras, and sensors to the cloud via AWS for artificial intelligence, partners with emergency services such as fire services to bring an intelligent remote vision to an emergency unfolding in real time.

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Lifebit’s Maria Chatzou on knowing ourselves through data

Many people think of genetic or genomic data as just one of many factors that can be used to understand our health. But to Dr. Maria Chatzou, the CEO of Lifebit, it is much more than that. “It’s you. It’s literally the code of you,” she says. She envisions a future in which this data is accessible to everyone, “in their phone, hopefully, or in a cloud system that will be syncing with their phone.”

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Take Your Pills Every Day to Keep the Doctor Away with Medisafe

In the risk-averse healthcare industry, even seemingly simple issues like adherence are difficult problems to solve. Silos in the market mean that pharmaceutical companies are separated from their end users by layers of doctors, pharmacies, and insurance plans. This can complicate the experience for everyone involved. But Medisafe, a medication management platform and app that was founded in 2012, has a solution that brings everything together.

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