AWS Startups Blog

Category: Startup

Get Your Business Off The Ground with the AWS Serverless-First Function

To learn more about growing your startup with a serverless-first approach, join us at the AWS Serverless-First Function. The two-day virtual event begins on May 21st, featuring sessions by organizational leaders, as well as an introduction from Amazon CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels. On May 28, hundreds of startups, large organizations, and AWS experts will virtually gather to teach builders of all expertise levels in building and operating serverless applications. 

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How Osano Leverages Amazon QLDB for Its Data Privacy Compliance Platform

Founded in 2018, Osano offers “compliance in a box” to companies, making it easy to ensure customers properly align with the data laws of countries they operate in. No longer do CTOs and CIOs need to invest money and engineering cycles into building their own solution, which can be a tedious and expensive process. Instead, they can leverage Osano’s turnkey solution and get back to working on serving their customers.

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Upbeat on AI: FinTechs Forecast Rebound Informed with Deep Learning

Hicham Oudghiri, chief executive of Enigma, was one of several FinTech CEOs that recently spoke to us about how cloud services and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are fueling the rise of conversational AI and recommendation systems. In addition to Enigma, we also spoke to representatives from Ocrolus, NerdWallet, AWS, and internally from NVIDIA to get their thoughts on this hyper-relevant topic.

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How Backbase Leveraged EC2 Hibernation to Reduce Compute Spending by 30%

Backbase is a leader in digital first, omni-channel banking platform and creator of the Backbase Digital-First Banking Platform, a state-of-the-art digital banking software solution that unifies data and functionality from traditional core systems and new fintech players into a seamless, digital customer experience. As they grew, they found that they needed a way to keep resourcing costs low. Here’s how they leveraged Amazon EC2 hibernation to do it.

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Branch’s Serverless First Architecture Approach Makes it Easy to Bundle Home and Auto Coverage

Despite existing insurance companies best efforts, the process of buying home or auto insurance, let alone bundling them together, is rarely easy or clear—rates change, coverage is confusing, and understanding why is anything but intuitive. Today, startups like Branch Insurance are radically simplifying the insurance experience for customers. Here’s how they’re doing it.

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Why Mentorship Matters for Startup Founders

Finding the right mentors at the right time is key to building a successful career. Mentors provide advice, feedback, coaching, and introductions that can take your career to the next level. Meaghan Casey, Global Startup Partner Manager at AWS and former CEO and mentor, shares her experiences and outlines how you can best use mentors to help your startup succeed.

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Navigating a Changing Fundraising Landscape with Entrepreneur First

Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, takes a global view when investing in people and their ideas. Not surprisingly, to hear Clifford tell it, there is practically no place on earth where startups and their investors are conducting business as usual. So, what should founders anticipate as they look to raise their next round, and whom should they place their trust in as they navigate the months ahead?

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