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Mikey Tom

Author: Mikey Tom

Mikey works on the AWS Startup Marketing team to help highlight awesome founders leveraging the AWS ecosystem in interesting ways. Prior to his time at AWS, Mikey led the venture capital news coverage at PitchBook, researching and writing about industry trends and events.

Online-lending Platform Konfío Helps LATAM SMEs Get Funding

As some economies develop, small businesses that also develop and grow can sometimes be left out in the rain when searching for capital. Banks frequently look for collateral to be posted with loans, which can be difficult for smaller companies. This gap in offering is exactly where many startups are flourishing via assessing companies credit statuses through atypical methods or data, and providing financing to the previously underserved. Konfío, a fintech startup founded in 2013, does just that for micro-businesses throughout Latin America.

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How AWS Partners with Formula 1 to Accelerate the Racing Giant’s Cloud Transformation

The cars used during Formula 1 races are incredibly advanced, many housing up to 120 sensors creating three gigabytes of data within a single race. To better leverage all of this data, Formula 1 has partnered with AWS to move the vast majority of its infrastructure to the cloud from on-premise solutions. Check out the above interview with Adrian Cockroft, VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy at AWS, to learn more.

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How Epsagon Helps Teams Monitor Their Serverless Applications

With serverless on the rise, an increasing number of startups are popping up to help support the growing ecosystem. One such company is Epsagon, which helps users of these services—such as AWS Lambda—to monitor, trace, and understand the costs of their applications. Check out our interview with Nitzan Shapira, Co-founder and CEO of Epsagon, to learn more about the company and its recent partnership with AWS.

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