AWS Startups Blog

How ipdata uses AWS to serve a global, highly-scalable IP geolocation API

ipdata Founder Jonathan Kosgei covers how he built a highly scalable API with low latency globally on AWS API Gateway and how his company handled Authorization, Rate Limiting, High Availability, and DDoS protection.

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Roxanne Varza of Station F

Roxanne Varza looks back on the history – and future – of Station F

In the middle of Paris’s 13th arrondissement, a few blocks away from the banks of the Seine, stands a former railway depot. It used to be known as la Halle Freyssinet; today it’s simply Station F. And it’s the world’s biggest startup campus, housing 1,000 companies within 34,000 square meters. To put that in Parisian perspective, it’s the size of the Eiffel tower lying down. We spoke with Roxanne Varza, the director of Station F, to get a sense of what’s been happening since the campus opened in June 2017.

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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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