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Fiverr Relies on SageMaker to Streamline and Simplify Machine Learning Models

When it came time for Fiverr to analyze the data around user behavior on its platform, the freelance services website did what many modern businesses do in terms of recruiting the right tool for the task: they engaged Amazon Web Services’s SageMaker. Amazon SageMaker is an API that enables developers and data scientists to readily build, teach, and position machine learning models to serve any need and at any scale.

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Zoona CMO Lelemba Phiri on the Challenges of Being a Businesswoman in Africa

Building a successful business as a woman in Africa is doubly challenging. Not only do women face the typical growth issues that are daunting for any entrepreneur, but they must also deal with a host of specific cultural issues. For one, says Lelemba Phiri, the Chief Marketing Officer for mobile payment platform Zoona, many African businesswomen prefer to simply grow their companies to a “subsistent” level, because if their businesses get too big, they are seen as “not being marriage material.”

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ReCactus Founder and CEO Bernard Tan on the future of engagement advertising

It’s safe to say that Gen Y and Gen Z are intimately more connected to their peers—and social influencers—than previous generations and are less connected to cold advertising. “Advertising that just pops up? They don’t watch it,” says ReCactus CEO and Founder Bernard Tan. “That’s why peer-to-peer promotion has become so prevalent in the last few years, especially with this growth of influencer platforms.”

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Venture Garden Group’s Nichole Yembra on Why Investors Should Bank on Female Founders

Nichole Onome Yembra is the CFO of the Lagos, Nigeria-based Venture Garden Group and the managing partner for Greenhouse Capital, VGG’s investment arm. She’s also the founder of Greenhouse Lab, Nigeria’s first female-focused tech accelerator. Yembra says she founded the Lab after looking across VGG’s portfolio and realizing that that few of their investments had female co-founders.

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How Anapi Is Pushing Insurance into the Future

To reinvent insurance for the age of digital, George Kesselman founded Anapi, which provides a set of API-first technology tools that function behind the scenes of any digital platform to seamlessly bring in relevant protection for their customers. Anapi’s guiding belief is that uncertainties and resulting consumer worries if left unchecked quickly become painful growth blockers for a digital business.

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Engineering the Future of 5G: Advice to Leaders on Solving Challenges of Emerging Tech

If you talk to the Big Network providers—the AT&Ts, Verizons, and Vodaphones of the world—you might think that 5G was already here, or at the very least, right around the corner. On the other hand, if you talk to your average mobile RF Front-End (RFFE) engineer, he or she might tell you that 5G is a few years away. Why the discrepancy?

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