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Our panel of experts break down the seed-stage fundraising process and unpack the fundamentals of the term sheet.
At a recent VivaTech 2019 panel, “What Works: How the Best Entrepreneurs are Building Their Startups,” Julien Crochet, VP of sales strategy and enablement at AB Tasty, and Carles Sistare, head of engineering at Ogury, laid out their best tips for how to get things done when you’re a new, growing business with employees all over the world.
Professor Susan Crawford of Harvard Law School professor sits down with Kristen Titus, former Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of New York, for a wide-ranging conversation on the biggest issues concerning technology’s role in government and public policy.
SaaStr Founder & CEO, Jason Lemkin, Head of Sales Enablement at Revinate, Jen Burns, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nakul Mandan, and Atrium’s Head of Growth, Steven Boone, will share insights on the sales process and best practices on scaling sales teams.
Cory Watson, Technical Director at SignalFx, will take a tour of observability’s origins and discuss the practical benefits you can expect from investment, including a better-informed capacity planning process and debuggability. He’ll share the steps to take when building your infrastructure and how having an observable system can provide the real-time data you need to make better engineering decisions.
Joshua Builder, Rent the Runway CTO, shares insights into the technology system and tools that organizes and dispatches more than 100k items every day.
Learn how Houtan Fanisalek, Chief Technology Officer of Felix Gray, an e-commerce startup, scaled their infrastructure and planned for massive traffic spikes using Amazon Aurora and Elasticache. He discusses best practices on how to scale your database with minimal downtime, find performance bottlenecks in your database driven application, and how to handle service failures gracefully. Houtan also provides real world examples of the challenges his team faced while scaling Felix Gray, and speaks to the common growing pains any tech startup will face as they scale in the cloud.
Benn Stancil, Chief Analyst and co-founder of Mode, gives a crash course in the practical analysis startups need to raise money.
On April 13, 2019 the New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULYP) hosted its annual STEAM Conference for over 120 middle and high school students at the AWS Loft in New York as part of its National Day of Service initiative. The NYULYP organized a full day of mentorship, hands-on learning, career discovery, and entertainment.
From unanticipated service failures to load-related performance degradations, infrastructure event readiness planning is critical for handling seasonal traffic spikes gracefully and dynamically. Without proper preparation, your best sales day could become your last. Gain insights into how Elaine Arbaugh, Senior Software Engineer and SRE tech lead, at fintech startup Affirm managed the massive influx of activity during the 2018 Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday shopping weekend by building a scale-up, fault tolerant, database system that was able to handle 5x a normal day’s scale.