AWS Startups Blog

Category: Startup

Empathy, Haikus, and Reinventing How We Live with Menlo Ventures’ Shawn Carolan

Just call Shawn Carolan Menlo Ventures’ “mobility man.” Not only did the general partner champion the venture capital firm’s investments in Jump Bikes and electric scooter startup Skip, but Carolan was also among the earliest to understand how the transportation sector would unfold, backing connected-car and location-based services company Telenav back in 2005. That conviction […]

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AWS is headed to Toronto. Join us at Collision 2019.

Not only will we be eating poutine and exploring the streets of Night Summit, but AWS will be hosting Mentor Hours, where we’ll be connecting hundreds of startups to top speakers, lead investors, and members of the media, along with providing them with one-on-one time to ask questions.

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Affirm’s Infrastructure Event Readiness Advice for E-Commerce Startups

From unanticipated service failures to load-related performance degradations, infrastructure event readiness planning is critical for handling seasonal traffic spikes gracefully and dynamically. Without proper preparation, your best sales day could become your last. Gain insights into how Elaine Arbaugh, Senior Software Engineer and SRE tech lead, at fintech startup Affirm managed the massive influx of activity during the 2018 Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday shopping weekend by building a scale-up, fault tolerant, database system that was able to handle 5x a normal day’s scale.

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Analytics for Startups: What You Need to Know

Ilya Volodarsky, Co-founder at Segment—a customer data infrastructure startup—shares how startups can leverage analytics to answer the tough questions and enable growth. From uncovering hidden opportunities to identifying trends, patterns, and problems areas, Volodarsky will discuss the advantages and ROI of collecting user behavior data. Volodarsky also shares insights on how top startups have built their technology and growth stack as well as guidance on how to build your own.

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