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Category: Startup Spotlight

Lifebit’s Maria Chatzou on knowing ourselves through data

Many people think of genetic or genomic data as just one of many factors that can be used to understand our health. But to Dr. Maria Chatzou, the CEO of Lifebit, it is much more than that. “It’s you. It’s literally the code of you,” she says. She envisions a future in which this data is accessible to everyone, “in their phone, hopefully, or in a cloud system that will be syncing with their phone.”

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Take Your Pills Every Day to Keep the Doctor Away with Medisafe

In the risk-averse healthcare industry, even seemingly simple issues like adherence are difficult problems to solve. Silos in the market mean that pharmaceutical companies are separated from their end users by layers of doctors, pharmacies, and insurance plans. This can complicate the experience for everyone involved. But Medisafe, a medication management platform and app that was founded in 2012, has a solution that brings everything together.

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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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AWS Summit 2018 Mexico City

Startup Central is heading to Mexico City!

AWS Summits is a free, global event series that brings the cloud community together and next week, AWS will be in Mexico City where Stephen Orban (General Manager, New Initiative, AWS Marketplace) will be delivering the keynote. The intent of the summit is to provide educational value to attendees and also demonstrate how one can […]

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Figma CEO Dylan Field on how cloud computing is affecting the future of design

Initially released on February 19, 1990, Adobe’s Photoshop has long been the doyen of design. However, after nearly 30 years, Photoshop’s licensing model is being challenged by several startups looking to democratize the design industry and make it easier for all people, and not just professionals, to create. One such startup is San Francisco-based Figma. Founded in 2012 by Dylan Field and Evan Wallace, the open design platform—which just raised a $25 million Series B—features a cloud-based screen design tool, which helps teams achieve a shared understanding around design without worrying about syncing, exporting or installing software. We recently caught up with Field to talk about how the cloud has made life easier for designers.

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Slush 2017

#NordicMade: Ready for Slush Helsinki 2017?  

In less than two weeks, 17,500 attendees from across the globe will descend on Helsinki for Slush 2017. A not-for-profit global event dedicated to the startup community and run entirely by an army of volunteers, it’s been described as “Burning Man meets TED.” With a mission to “help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies [come] forward,” the event, in just a few short years, has expanded beyond its flagship event in Helsinki to locations in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore.

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Seedcamp’s Reshma Sohoni: “Global means something different now”

For Reshma Sohoni, the co-founder and managing partner of London-based investment fund Seedcamp, the window for which startups can go global is getting shorter and shorter. What she tells companies funded by Seedcamp, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, is that before they decide to grow internationally, they need to know who or what they […]

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Peanut Co-founder and CEO Michelle Kennedy on fast growth, working with male VCs, and appealing to moms

As the CEO and co-founder of Peanut, a social networking app for new mothers, Michelle Kennedy knows a thing or two about growing a company from scratch. Not only has the app—which only launched in February 2017—already struck a chord with countless mom groups online and with the media, but it’s also facilitated over 10 million […]

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