AWS Startups Blog

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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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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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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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 […]

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Spotinst helps to reduce Amazon EC2 costs up to 80%

This post is part of the Startups on Air series. Startup Evangelist Mackenzie Kosut visits different startups and learns who they are, what they do, and how they use AWS.     Spotinst is an Israeli startup that was founded 18 months ago by four veterans of MAMRAM (the elite Infrastructure Technology unit of the […]

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Monitoring an app: examples from the AWS Startup Kit

Monitoring involves processing app logs and metrics to provide insights into your app’s performance and health so that you can keep your app running smoothly. It’s a best practice and key aspect of operational excellence, which focuses on how to optimally run systems. Operational excellence is one of the pillars of the AWS Well-Architected framework. […]

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Changing the way developers manipulate media with Cloudinary

This post comes as part of the Startups on Air series; where the Startup Evangelist Mackenzie Kosut, goes around to different startups and learns more about who they are, what they do, and how they utilize AWS.  Background: Founded in 2011 in Israel, Cloudinary is a boot-strapping success story, growing organically without venture capital funding. In 2015, the […]

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