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Category: Startup

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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How dely Uses Amazon SageMaker to Provide Personalized Recipe Recommendations

Since dely is able to create its own recipe content, the startup can control both human wave-attack based and rule-based annotation, as well as how to apply feedback from user activities. In particular, Amazon SageMaker allows dely to train and deploy models quickly without the cost of additional resources. Here’s how.

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