AWS Startups Blog
What’s Behind the Startup Boom in Vietnam
Some of the best companies have been built during the toughest times. Now is that time, and Southeast Asia may be the place.
Inside Angel Investing: How Long Have You Been Working on This?
And other questions you better answer (correctly) when they come from Seedcamp co-founder and Managing Partner Reshma Sohoni.
Technology’s Role in Supporting the Very Human Need to Create
Georg Petschnigg doesn’t think of himself as purely a designer, yet he has spent a career building products like Paper and Paste that helps us all create more beautiful things in the course of our work and fun. “It’s human potential,” says Petschnigg. “It’s always been about augmenting the human and their capabilities.”
Navigating a Changing Fundraising Landscape with Entrepreneur First
Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, takes a global view when investing in people and their ideas. Not surprisingly, to hear Clifford tell it, there is practically no place on earth where startups and their investors are conducting business as usual. So, what should founders anticipate as they look to raise their next round, and whom should they place their trust in as they navigate the months ahead?
The Simplest, Yet Most Powerful Trait: Trust
Data practically runs through the veins of Steven Mih, CEO of opensource data orchestration startup Alluxio. He’s a serial startup CEO with more than two decades in the distributed data world. We recently sat down with him on the What Works podcast to learn more.
Inside Angel Investing: The Education of George Burgess
Serial startup founder, angel investor, and college dropout George Burgess founded exam prep startup Gojimo when he was an undergraduate student at Stanford. Burgess was seemingly living the founder dream, but as his dorm-room startup found an audience Burgess found it was too hard to juggle both school and building his company. So, he left Stanford, and that is where his entrepreneurial education really began.
Convoy Leverages Machine Learning to Help Shipping Industry Reduce CO2 Emissions
Convoy Inc., a digital freight network, uses machine learning on AWS to help the shipping industry increase its sustainability and reduce CO2 emissions. Aaron Terrazas, director of economic research at Convoy, and Jennifer Wong, head of sustainability marketing at Convoy, recently shared more on the AWS Fix This podcast about shipping, sustainability, and how the cloud powers Convoy’s work.
Inside Angel Funding: The FinTech Angel You Should Know
Chris Adelsbach, one of the busiest angels in the U.K., walks us through the noise and the opportunity in the fintech market.
Tough Feedback that Bounces Off, Always Thinking Bigger & Why Your Smallest Unit of Time Should Be a Minute
Sage Franch and her co-founders at Crescendo have all faced their own set of barriers in their work lives, whether that discrimination was based on gender, race, or any number of other cultural biases that can be endemic to many workplaces. They founded their startup to help companies learn about — and improve — their cultural competency, with software designed to promote diversity and inclusion.
Building a Startup in Asia is Nothing Like I Imagined
8 Securities CEO and Cofounder Mikaal Abdullah, an E-Trade veteran, walks us through building a startup and raising a family in Hong Kong on our What Works podcast.