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Category: Startup Spotlight

AWS Startup Loft New York

Engineers from Buzzfeed, Sprinklr and General Assembly Speak at AWS’s New York Summit

In addition to announcing a slew of new products at this year’s Summit New York in New York, AWS invited over a dozen up-and-coming startups to speak during our Startup Lightning Talks program. Participants included everyone from Buzzfeed to General Assembly to shopping site Spring. You can watch the full lineup of speakers below: Buzzfeed Software engineer Justin […]

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Why GoPro is Migrating Their Online Video Hosting Services to Amazon ECS

To say that GoPro processes a lot of content and video is an understatement. As one of the world’s most versatile camera-makers (and as of late 2016, an online video host as well), GoPro now provides scores of enthusiastic customers with the ability to upload their footage to the cloud from their HERO5 or computer, create videos on […]

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AWS Startups on Air Featuring Segment

Startups on Air: On the Ground in San Francisco

There’s nothing like rolling through the streets of San Francisco in a Jaguar F-Type with Katy Perry blaring through the speakers, as Mackenzie Kosut, our resident startup evangelist, recently discovered on a trip to San Francisco. Kosut was in town to chat with big data analysis company Periscope Data, customer data platform Segment, and peer-to-peer […]

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AWS VC

The changing rules for startups

Any entrepreneur hoping to raise venture capital funding or build a successful business must launch their company in San Francisco or New York. Employees should work in the same office, to better encourage collaboration. VCs are the best source of capital for entrepreneurs looking to raise money. Such tenets have long been touted as the […]

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Chargifi uses AWS IoT

How Chargifi is using AWS IoT to Deploy Enterprise Wireless Charging Hardware at Scale

Guest post by Tom Gregorio, Head of Product at Chargifi Founded in 2013, Chargifi is a 21st-century solution to power delivery. We have developed and patented the market-leading cloud management platform that enables the mass deployment and monetisation of wireless charging; transforming wireless charging into a service that adds real value for businesses. Chargifi delivers power […]

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Why avatars are usually awful…and how Snappr fixed it

Guest post by Matt Schiller, Co-founder & CEO, Snappr Avatars and profile pictures are everywhere on the web. But aside from being pretty, they serve two important functions. First off, they’re easier than written names for the human eye to identify and secondly, they take up less real estate on cluttered screens. Getting users to upload an avatar, […]

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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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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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