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Category: Startup Spotlight

AWS IoT Button

Using AWS IoT to reduce waste (and get free food)

Post by Trevor Hillis, Commercial Sales Rep, AWS About two months ago, I purchased an AWS IoT button (a programmable physical button that integrates with AWS services) with the hope of learning a little bit more about IoT (Internet of Things) and programming. I don’t come from a technical background, have virtually no experience with […]

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Dating App Once AWS Use Case

Dating, data and human expertise: How AWS startup customer Once found the sweet spot on their way to global expansion

This week in AWS Startup Stories* we talked to Clémentine Lalande, COO, and CFO of Once–the ‘slow dating’ app. Clémentine is an entrepreneur who has helped to scale several social and commercial ventures throughout her career. In her recent past, she’s developed seed impact investing funds for social businesses, she’s been an Investment Director at […]

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Starling Bank

Reinventing the banking model

This week in AWS Startup Stories* we talked to Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank – the new UK mobile-only current account built from scratch in the AWS Cloud. (If you are curious to learn more about their architecture, check out the latest video part of the series This is My Architecture, where […]

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zocdoc AWS use case

From monoliths to microservices at Zocdoc

Guest post by Chris Smith, Principal Engineer, Zocdoc Over the last two years, the Zocdoc Engineering team has been decomposing our monolithic web application into a set of isolated microservices. We’ve put thousands of engineering hours into this transition to increase the velocity with which our teams are able to deliver products to patients and […]

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Chirp Alexa Toolkit

Send data-over-voice using Alexa with the Chirp Toolkit

Guest post by Tomasz Kurzydym, AWS Professional Services Consultant and Dinu Chiriac, Senior Engineer at Chirp Imagine if you could use Alexa to send data over sound to any nearby audio-capable devices that share the same physical space—but might not be known on the network, logged-in, authenticated, or otherwise affiliated with the Amazon account of the […]

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Chinese startup ecosystem

Demystifying the ecosystem in China

China is a highly active market with 3,683 early stage investments totaling $20.2 billion in 2016. It’s hard to believe that in just 13 years, China has transitioned from a country that established its first ever VC fund (IDG venture China) to the world’s second largest breeding ground of unicorns (39, just behind the US). […]

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Monzo

Crowdfunding for startups

Four essential insights from the success stories of AWS startup customers Monzo and Crowdcube   In the second episode of AWS Startups Stories* we heard how Monzo, a mobile only challenger bank made one million pounds in 96 seconds on Crowdcube, the world’s first equity crowdfunding platform. Below we’ve captured the most essential insights from Darren, […]

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