AWS Startups Blog

Category: Startup Spotlight

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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Four golden rules for taking your idea to market

Key takeaways from social startup OLIO   This week in AWS Startup Stories* we talked to Tessa Cook, CEO, and co-founder of OLIO Exchange – a food sharing app that builds connections between neighbours and local businesses in order to re-distribute surplus goods. OLIO started as a simple experiment between twelve people, but today it’s […]

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The future of drones is bright!

By Amanda Mackay, Loft Manager, AWS Startups I haven’t been on a vacation in the past six months where I didn’t see a drone. Just last weekend I was at the top of Donner Summit taking in the beauty of the Sierra Mountains, only to have one zoom past me to get the perfect photo…one […]

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Sneak peak of startups at AWS re:Invent 2016

We’re in full swing gearing up for day 1 of re:Invent here at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas! Even though the conference hasn’t officially started, there’s lots going on. Today’s ‘Pre-Day’ was full of activity, starting with AWS Certification Exams, Bootcamps, a Hackathon, Security Jam, and wrapping up with GameDay, and […]

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Accelerating Innovation at Comparethemarket.com with Microservices Powered by MongoDB and AWS

Guest post by Leo Zheng, Director of Product Marketing, MongoDB Comparethemarket.com is one of the UK’s leading providers of price comparison services, and also one of the country’s most well-known household brands because of its meerkat marketing campaigns. But its popularity didn’t come from clever marketing alone. “We view technology as a competitive advantage. When […]

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The tale of two messaging platforms: Apache Kafka and Amazon Kinesis

Guest post by Parviz Deyhim, Data & Analytics Practice Lead, Datapipe Streaming data processing has become increasingly prevalent. As a result, different platforms and frameworks have been introduced to reduce the complexity. As Datapipe’s data and analytics consultants, we are frequently asked by customers to help pick the right solution for them. As a result […]

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How to Implement Scalable AWS Security Without the Overhead

Guest post by Tim Armstrong, Product Team, Threat Stack, AWS Cloud Security Technology Partner   Traditionally, companies have had to choose between speed and security. But times are changing and organizations running in AWS can now take advantage of continuous development practices and security without impacting delivery speed. How? Here are three practical ways to […]

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