AWS Startups Blog

The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Venture Capitalist and Startup View on Serverless with Greylock Partners

Despite the promise and excitement around serverless, the ecosystem that supports these new, highly distributed architectures is nascent. Unlike Docker in the container world, there is no dominant standard yet. Tooling is still emerging. We believe the beginning of ecosystems like this is a promising investment opportunity.

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Orbit AR based learning app

Orbit brings smartphone augmented reality into the classroom

Imagine you’re sitting in your classroom for a biology lesson on the respiratory system and instead of conventional books, we place a breathing human being right in front of you. You can remove its skin and are allowed to step inside the organs and see how the nose, larynx, heart, and lungs work together to help us breathe. Imagine how clear your understanding would be after learning this way. That’s what Orbit does.

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The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Madrona Venture Group’s View on Serverless

As more companies move towards this mode of application development, we expect to see a massive amount of innovation around AI and machine learning, application of AI to vertically-focused applications, and new applications for IOT devices driven by the ability for companies to build products faster than ever.

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How FUNDER Inc. is using Elastic Beanstalk and Amazon SQS to power a fresh take on charitable fundraising.

FUNDER Inc. builds prize draws of any kind, turning them into powerful fundraising tools for nonprofits and the charitable foundations of major brands and sports clubs. Combining technology and entertainment, our goal is to reinvent a time-honored fundraising method.

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Alex Smola Speaking at Collision 2018

Alex Smola showcases the breadth of AWS’s Machine Learning capabilities at Collision 2018

“Ultimately, my creativity is very limited, but your creativity is large,” said Alex Smola, Amazon Web Services Director of Machine Learning, to the assembled audience at the Collision Conference in New Orleans. “You can do amazing things with the tools that we’ve built.”

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Ping Li Accel Partner

The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Venture Capitalist and Startup View on Serverless with Accel

Accel Partner Ping Li notes, The advent of cloud computing, which began in earnest with the launch of AWS in 2006, kickstarted an era of unprecedented new tools for developers — from minimizing operational overhead with IaaS to bypassing operations altogether with serverless services like AWS Lambda.

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