Category: Best Practices
Understanding your data types and their sensitivity levels ensures that your startup stays ahead of unintended data use or disclosures and satisfies compliance requirements. By identifying the data you have and implementing appropriate, automated controls, you can meet these requirements more easily, while also improving your security posture. To get you started, this post provides four simple steps to simplify and automate the data classification process for your startup.
FinBox is a comprehensive digital lending platform with a focus on underwriting using alternative data. For one of FinBox’s products DeviceConnect, they provide a credit score based on enriched mobile device data for customers. At the time of writing this article, they were scoring close to a million customers per month and ingesting close to 80 GB of new data every day. DeviceConnect makes heavy use of Amazon DynamoDB. Here are the lessons they learned after using DynamoDB in the product for the last year.
In this second installment of the Scaling Down Infrastructure series, we are looking into cost optimization techniques for your databases, on the popular engines we see you using the most, whether it’s in an analytical or transactional style, or if it’s relational, document, key value or time series in nature.
Successful startups design for rapid growth, which requires agility from the get-go across all parts of the organization, including purchasing. The way you buy for your startup can help your company respond faster to changing market conditions, whether they are caused by an influx of funding, a surge in demand for your product, or the uncertainty of a global pandemic.
An organization that rushes to make remote work possible may experience network strain and expose themselves to data breaches if the transition lacks a rock-solid security foundation. Organizations that make AWS a cornerstone of their cloud grapple with this notion too, but this checklist allows them to prepare and complement their AWS solution with a security model that provides speedy, safe access to any number of remote employees no matter where they choose to work.
In part one of this blog post series, we will look at four best practices to help reduce AWS spend with quick wins, all achievable in under 2 hours each.
Whether you are seeing usage soar because your customers are relying more than ever on your services, or you just want to dial-in your spending for the road ahead, there are things you can and should do to optimize your cloud costs. In this webcast we’ve highlighted six quick cost optimizations every startup should consider depending on workloads and the patterns you are seeing today.
Chris Adelsbach, one of the busiest angels in the U.K., walks us through the noise and the opportunity in the fintech market.
Accelerators are a great way to jumpstart a startup, offering technical and business help, a built-in network, and the unrelenting pressure of time to get your MVP ready for demo day. Eamonn Carey from TechStars London walks us through the reasons you might want to apply to an accelerator, and why for some, raising an angel round is the better course.