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Category: Startup Spotlight

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic Startup Founders on AWS: Part 2

At AWS, we know that building a dream is best achieved by having support from people like you who want to get where you’re going as much as you do. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. In Part 2, we hear from Augie Del Rio, co-founder and CEO of Gallus Insights, a company that develops advanced analytics services to support timely, informed decision making.

Too Good to Go Bag Handover

Too Good To Go: Saving the Planet One Saved Meal at a Time

Food waste is a global issue that stretches far beyond its impact on underfed populations: it’s one of the primary drivers behind the climate crisis, representing 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Combating food waste reduces methane emissions in particular, while also preventing the waste of the labor and resources required to make the food. But there’s room for hope, and Too Good To Go is helping make it happen with their free app dedicated to reducing food waste worldwide by connecting customers to restaurants and stores with surplus food.

claimsforce

How claimsforce Built a Future-Proof Lake House with AWS

When catastrophic flooding devastated Germany in July 2021, InsurTech startup claimsforce saw a 300% load increase on their systems. As a key player in the digital transformation of the European insurance industry, they serve multiple insurers and damage adjuster networks, leading to an ever-increasing amount of data stored in their application databases and sources. Learn how they leveraged a Lake House approach to efficiently perform tasks on distributed data and gain insights against a growing volume of data.

Inference and Observability

Monitoring SageMaker ML Models with WhyLabs

As the real-world changes, machine learning models degrade in their ability to accurately represent it, resulting in model performance degradation. That’s why it’s important for data scientists and machine learning engineers to support models with tools that provide ML monitoring and observability, thereby preventing that performance degradation. In this post, we dive into the WhyLabs AI Observatory, a data and ML monitoring and observability platform, and show how it complements Amazon SageMaker.

1Password

Customer Focus Turned 1Password into a $2 Billion Business with AWS

Back in 2005, Roustem Karimov and Dave Teare were web consultants helping others build e-commerce sites when they started a side project to help keep track of all the different passwords needed for work. At the time, Roustem recalls thinking the opportunity would be a temporary diversion. But it became clear shortly after they finished building the product and put a purchase form up that Roustem and Dave wouldn’t be returning to their day jobs any time soon. Read on to learn how the choice to double down on their idea lead 1Password to a $2 billion valuation.

How Stoke Therapeutics Is Turbo-Charging Drug Discovery Using Snakemake and AWS

As a biotechnology company, Stoke Therapeutics is dedicated to addressing the underlying cause of severe diseases with RNA-based medicines. Identifying genomic signatures begins with computational analyses of publicly-available archived data and privately-generated sequencing data. Through AWS, Stoke has quick access to computing resources without the active management of on-prem hardware, enabling them to close the gap between sequencing and interpretation and dedicate more time to science.

Lumen's Assistive Technology

Empowering the Blind – How .lumen Is Revolutionizing Blind Assistive Technologies Using AWS

.lumen is a Romanian startup working on adding a wearable device to the too-small list of mobility solutions for visually-impaired people. The company’s goal is to pack all the benefits of a guide dog into a headset, making getting around far easier for the millions of blind people who don’t have access to a trained canine.