AWS Startups Blog

Alexa Fund

The Alexa Fund and the new Alexa Accelerator

By Rodrigo Prudencio, The Alexa Fund Just over 18 months ago, we set out to build Amazon’s first dedicated corporate venture capital fund with the same mindset of any new Amazon experiment: Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History. And we’re doing just that. The Alexa Fund, with an initial $100MM investment commitment, has already made […]

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Investing in right technologies AWS

Ensuring your investments invest in the right technology

As an investor you’ve developed an exceptional ability to invest in the right startups. These companies combine proven business models with a solid technical foundation to build some of the most exciting products around the world. But how do you ensure your investments are investing in the right technology? Making the wrong technical choices early on can bring on technical debt that can […]

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NY Loft Simple Beer Service

Top 10 most read Startup blog posts in 2016

Take a look through our list of the top ten most read blog posts from 2016! Get caught up on ones you may have missed or share your favorite. If you are an AWS startup solving unique challenges, building innovative technology or approaching conventional problems in unconventional ways – we want to hear from you! […]

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AWS serverless kit

Introducing the ‘Startup Kit Serverless Workload’

“What’s the easiest way to get started on AWS?” is a common question. Although there are many well established paths to getting started, including using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, serverless computing is a rapidly growing alternative. Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. On AWS, the AWS Lambda […]

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Intel Drone 100 Light Show AWS

The future of drones is bright!

By Amanda Mackay, Loft Manager, AWS Startups I haven’t been on a vacation in the past six months where I didn’t see a drone. Just last weekend I was at the top of Donner Summit taking in the beauty of the Sierra Mountains, only to have one zoom past me to get the perfect photo…one […]

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AWS for startups

Are you a startup on AWS? Share your story!

If you are an AWS startup solving unique challenges, building innovative technology or approaching conventional problems in unconventional ways – we want to hear from you! Send us an email with your name, title, company’s name, and a brief description of what products or services you offer. Be sure to include a one-paragraph description of […]

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Martin Garrix AWS reInvent

AWS re:Invent 2016 – And that’s a wrap!

Day 3 of AWS re:Invent got started with Amazon.com CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels, bringing out some awesome startups on stage during his keynote! We heard from Jeff Lawson, CEO and Founder of the Unicorn startup Twilio, Chris Turvil, ‎Head of Cloud and Platform Agility at thetrainline.com, and Eric Gunderson, CEO at Mapbox. Werner also announced […]

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What do 5k runs, trucks, and IoT have in common?

The answer: AWS re:Invent Day 2! Before we say anything else, you need to know that there was a big rig truck on stage during the keynote yesterday. Yes, you read that right, a TRUCK! The day began at 6 a.m. for attendees participating in the 5k run from The Mirage, which was open to […]

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