AWS Startups Blog

How AWS Helped PostEra Scale a Global COVID Antiviral Project

Early in the pandemic, startup PostEra saw a need for an accessible therapeutic treatment – but they had trouble getting anyone to listen. Recognizing concerns ranging from public sentiment to the difficulty in delivering vaccines or antibodies to the Global South, PostEra helped launch a worldwide effort to develop novel antivirals, using technologies from AWS. With help from our team, PostEra rolled up their sleeves to rapidly scale the infrastructure and innovative technologies to speed compounds toward clinical development.

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ICONY: Detecting and Handling Fake Accounts with Amazon Fraud Detector

As the popularity of online dating services continues to grow, so too does the threat from scammers, bots, and other bad actors. ICONY GmbH, a white-label dating platform based in Germany, helps address this issue by rigorously validating users — allowing its business partners to launch their services with a database of reputable and up-to-date profiles already in place. With more than 200 partners, learn how ICONY is helping to create authentic, and safer dating platforms.

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Quick Cost Optimization Strategies for Early Stage Startups

Cost optimization is a top of mind consideration for any startup and can be achieved with a wide variety of techniques, but how you tackle it depends on the stage of your business’s growth. Startups are laser-focused on product development, which can mean choosing between time spent building extra functionality to manage costs, like reorganizing account structures or building cost analytics pipelines, and prioritizing low-effort-to-high-impact architectural changes to keep your momentum up. In this post, we’ll share three easy-to-implement cost optimization strategies to help you quickly understand and optimize your spend, then get back to building features that will drive value for your customers.

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Built on AWS, Voltaiq Unlocks Battery-Powered Product Innovation at Amazon

Much as microchips did through the 1980s and ‘90s, batteries are now finding their way into many devices and systems around us, and in the process are changing what we previously thought possible. Advances in lithium-ion battery technology in particular have enabled transformations in the way we connect and find information, the way we move people and goods, and the way we power our homes and buildings. The transition to a battery-powered world is not without its challenges, however. While mature technologies like the mechanical components (springs, hinges, enclosures) and semiconductors that make up most of our devices are well understood and tend to fail in predictable ways, batteries are much more complicated. Read on to learn how Voltaiq works with a global customer base, including Lab126, to help them to launch products faster, optimize performance and reliability, and minimize risks from warranty returns and recalls.

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Natural Language Processing

Koo App Connects Millions of Voices in Their Preferred Language with AWS

When the social media revolution began, e-commerce sites mostly catered to English speakers, which left out a huge population of would-be participants. Koo, a microblogging platform based in India, noted the lack of inclusivity and made it their mission to create an app that is accessible to the entire spectrum of languages spoken in India. Koo started with just three languages—English, Hindi, and Kannada—and expanded from there. Learn how this ambitious startup used AWS to scale and give a voice to millions of users.

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Too Good to Go Bag Handover

Too Good To Go: Saving the Planet One Saved Meal at a Time

Food waste is a global issue that stretches far beyond its impact on underfed populations: it’s one of the primary drivers behind the climate crisis, representing 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Combating food waste reduces methane emissions in particular, while also preventing the waste of the labor and resources required to make the food. But there’s room for hope, and Too Good To Go is helping make it happen with their free app dedicated to reducing food waste worldwide by connecting customers to restaurants and stores with surplus food.

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AWS reInvent 2021

8 Reasons to Attend AWS re:Invent 2021 Virtually

As re:Invent 2021 nears, many attendees are packing their blazers and sensible sneakers to head to Las Vegas. But if you’re not able to be there in person—or if you’re allergic to neon signs and magic shows—here are eight reasons why you’ll get just as much out of attending virtual re:Invent.

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claimsforce

How claimsforce Built a Future-Proof Lake House with AWS

When catastrophic flooding devastated Germany in July 2021, InsurTech startup claimsforce saw a 300% load increase on their systems. As a key player in the digital transformation of the European insurance industry, they serve multiple insurers and damage adjuster networks, leading to an ever-increasing amount of data stored in their application databases and sources. Learn how they leveraged a Lake House approach to efficiently perform tasks on distributed data and gain insights against a growing volume of data.

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Enjoy AWS re:Invent 2021 and More at the AWS Startup Loft in San Francisco

AWS is bringing the best startup content of the event (plus the party!) to the newly reopened AWS Startup Loft on San Francisco’s Market Street. From November 29 to Dec 1, the Loft will be home to livestreams of keynote speeches from AWS leaders. But this is more than just a watch party. Read on to learn everything you’ll be able to enjoy at the free San Francisco event.

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Inference and Observability

Monitoring SageMaker ML Models with WhyLabs

As the real-world changes, machine learning models degrade in their ability to accurately represent it, resulting in model performance degradation. That’s why it’s important for data scientists and machine learning engineers to support models with tools that provide ML monitoring and observability, thereby preventing that performance degradation. In this post, we dive into the WhyLabs AI Observatory, a data and ML monitoring and observability platform, and show how it complements Amazon SageMaker.

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