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Glossier Startups

How Glossier leveraged tech to build a next-generation cosmetics company

From the beginning, the Glossier team set out to build a great technology company. Creating a beauty brand was of course also necessary, but that almost seemed like table stakes, per Bryan Mahoney, Glossier’s Chief Technology Officer. What would set them apart was their ability to build and leverage tech to create a new customer experience centered around community discussion and discovery of products.

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What myths are holding female founders back?

Whether its old boys’ clubs, glass ceilings or imposter syndrome, there are many reasons why women are prevented from fulfilling their business ambitions. As countless successful female entrepreneurs have proven over the years, so-called truths about the startup world are easily exploded. Here, some female VCs dispel the various myths that prevent female founders from pursuing their visions.

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Join AWS in Lisbon for Web Summit 2018

AWS is returning to Lisbon, Portugal the week of November 6th for its second year at the Web Summit Conference. Last year, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels talked up voice tech (as did Amazon Speech Platform/Alexa VP Al Lindsay) and dozens of startups and VCs stopped by the AWS booth to chat. This year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever.

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How Compass finds your dream home in record time

Buying a house can be a headache. From finding an ideal neighborhood to submitting an offer, the process often leaves a potential new homeowner feeling exhausted and confused. Compass, a real estate technology startup, is working to fix all that. The company has developed an end-to-end platform designed to support the entire buying and selling experience. […]

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Marko Vasiljevic, Director of Engineering, GOAT

How GOAT uses cloud technology to scale their Black Friday operations

Based in Los Angeles, GOAT is the largest marketplace for buying and selling authenticated sneakers. Launched in 2015, the company was determined to create a safe and trusted place where both buyers and sellers could rest assured that their merchandise was 100% real and authenticated. Marko Vasiljevic, GOAT’s Director of Engineering, explains how they use AWS to scale their operations – particularly around Black Friday.

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Future-Friendly: Johannes Würbach from Contentful Explains Adaptable Content

For the people and companies producing today’s ever-evolving content, the challenge has increasingly become more complicated than delivering it in a single form. Today’s content needs to be dynamic and adaptable to meet consumers where they are, through whatever device they’re currently plugged into. “Successful companies now really try to stay directly in contact with the customers through ever-evolving content and experiences,” explains Johannes Würbach, senior back-end engineer at Contentful, which provides content infrastructure for developers and content creators.

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Scaling high-throughput genomics workflows on AWS

Guest post by Tomaz Berisa, Cofounder and CTO at Gencove We have been working hard to scale low-pass sequencing at Gencove and ran into a few computational scalability constraints. This is an overview of how we got around them and the resulting architecture, complete with infrastructure templates and code. Sequencing the first human genome in […]

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How Metail takes the guesswork out of online shopping

Another startup bringing innovation to the changing industry is Metail, a developer of technology that enables users to virtually try on clothes and easily switch between potential outfit combinations. We’ve all ordered something online, expected it to fit like a glove, and then been disappointed upon its delivery. Metail is working to eliminate that guesswork.

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