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AWS Summit 2017

Startup Lightning Talks from the AWS Summit San Francisco

This past April, the AWS Summit in San Francisco featured 11 lightning talks given by AWS startup customers and members of the AWS startup business development team. The talks covered topics ranging from serverless and AI to VC fundraising and cybersecurity. Watch Here: 1. Automating Security in the Cloud: CloudPassage Director of Platform Infrastructure, Brett Langston 2. […]

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Why companies must invest in AI

AI or die: Why companies must invest in AI

Post by Roy Ben-Alta, AWS Business Development for data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence If you ask 100 people for the definition of “artificial intelligence,” you’ll get at least 100 answers, if not more. At AWS, we define it as a service or system that can perform tasks that usually require human-level intelligence such as […]

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Starling Bank

Reinventing the banking model

This week in AWS Startup Stories* we talked to Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank – the new UK mobile-only current account built from scratch in the AWS Cloud. (If you are curious to learn more about their architecture, check out the latest video part of the series This is My Architecture, where […]

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zocdoc AWS use case

From monoliths to microservices at Zocdoc

Guest post by Chris Smith, Principal Engineer, Zocdoc Over the last two years, the Zocdoc Engineering team has been decomposing our monolithic web application into a set of isolated microservices. We’ve put thousands of engineering hours into this transition to increase the velocity with which our teams are able to deliver products to patients and […]

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Chirp Alexa Toolkit

Send data-over-voice using Alexa with the Chirp Toolkit

Guest post by Tomasz Kurzydym, AWS Professional Services Consultant and Dinu Chiriac, Senior Engineer at Chirp Imagine if you could use Alexa to send data over sound to any nearby audio-capable devices that share the same physical space—but might not be known on the network, logged-in, authenticated, or otherwise affiliated with the Amazon account of the […]

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Chinese startup ecosystem

Demystifying the ecosystem in China

China is a highly active market with 3,683 early stage investments totaling $20.2 billion in 2016. It’s hard to believe that in just 13 years, China has transitioned from a country that established its first ever VC fund (IDG venture China) to the world’s second largest breeding ground of unicorns (39, just behind the US). […]

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Monzo

Crowdfunding for startups

Four essential insights from the success stories of AWS startup customers Monzo and Crowdcube   In the second episode of AWS Startups Stories* we heard how Monzo, a mobile only challenger bank made one million pounds in 96 seconds on Crowdcube, the world’s first equity crowdfunding platform. Below we’ve captured the most essential insights from Darren, […]

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OLIO

Four golden rules for taking your idea to market

Key takeaways from social startup OLIO This week in AWS Startup Stories* we talked to Tessa Cook, CEO, and co-founder of OLIO Exchange – a food sharing app that builds connections between neighbours and local businesses in order to re-distribute surplus goods. OLIO started as a simple experiment between twelve people, but today it’s a […]

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