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Innovation Drivers for PropTech Startups

Founders and experts from Nestio, REX Real Estate, MetaProp, Compound Asset Management, and Corigin Ventures, met at the AWS Loft in NYC to discuss how the application of AI, automation, big data, and other emerging technologies can offer boundless opportunities and benefits for entrepreneurs looking to tap into the market.

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How Coinbase Builds Its Blockchain Infrastructure

Coinbase is a marketplace to buy and sell digital currency. It’s one of the best-known portals for anyone hoping to approach the crypto-currency market, because it’s the “easiest and most trusted place to buy, sell, and manage your digital currency,” according to Jack Kearney, a software engineer at Coinbase working on infrastructure and security.

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Josh Elman of Greylock Partners talks to AWS's Adam FitzGerald during a State of Startups Event at the AWS Loft in SF.

What Greylock Partner’s Josh Elman saw in 2017 – and What’s Coming Next for Startups

Josh Elman, a consumer specialist at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, couldn’t have been blunter about “acquihiring,” the practice of big companies paying big bucks for startups to hire teams for their expertise. “There was this funny little period time where that seemed like it was a thing,” Elman recently told a crowd of startup entrepreneurs at the AWS Loft in San Francisco. “I think that’s gone.”

That doesn’t mean big companies aren’t buying startups, Elman continued. In fact, it turns out that acquihiring didn’t translate to getting better talent than just hiring—it’s just more expensive.

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