AWS Startups Blog

Category: Compute

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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Duetto Research

How Duetto is modernizing the multi-billion dollar hospitality industry

The hospitality industry was once a hotbed of innovation. Back in the 1960’s, for example, the Holiday Inn developed and launched the Holidex, a first-of-its-kind centralized reservation system. In a time before the internet, this piece of technology helped set the then 15-year old company apart. But times have changed, according to Patrick Bosworth, CEO and Co-Founder of Duetto.

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Machine learning on limit order book data for surveillance and compliance

There are two key types of market participants; those who are trying to make money from the markets and those who are assigned to police those trying to make money. Examples of the former type include investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers, while examples of the latter includes in-house compliance, financial regulators and exchange surveillance teams.

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Prime Day Brian Herman

Amazon Fleet Management: Meet the Man Who Keeps Amazon Servers Running, No Matter What

Picture this: You oversee a fleet of servers that supports one of the world’s most massive online retail companies, and a special promotion everyone thought would bump sales by 21% is actually giving closer to a 120% boost—all in the first minute. That’s exactly where Brian Herman, Director of Datacenter Compute Capacity at Amazon Web Services, was standing in 2015, moments after the first Prime Day launched.

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Friction Burns: Three steps the startup Tyk.io takes to reduce friction

Tyk is an independent API Gateway and Management platform, comprising of an open source API Gateway, and proprietary management dashboard. It’s only the beginning of our journey, but so far, it’s been an exciting and fast-paced one.

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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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Orbit AR based learning app

Orbit brings smartphone augmented reality into the classroom

Imagine you’re sitting in your classroom for a biology lesson on the respiratory system and instead of conventional books, we place a breathing human being right in front of you. You can remove its skin and are allowed to step inside the organs and see how the nose, larynx, heart, and lungs work together to help us breathe. Imagine how clear your understanding would be after learning this way. That’s what Orbit does.

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