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Tag: EMEA

Entrepreneurial Team Spirit: The Family and Station F Create Communities for European Startups

European startup culture is evolving rapidly, both in terms of priorities and investment. The technology sector has seen especially significant growth over the last decade, with $23 billion in investments in 2018, up from $5.2 billion just five years prior. The European Union has adopted a brighter attitude toward startups as venture capital funds in the region have matured and investments have soared. Perhaps unsurprisingly, entrepreneurial enthusiasm isn’t hard to come by in Europe, and neither are up-and-coming folks with promising ideas.

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Bringing the Beauty Industry into the Digital Age with Slick Co-Founder Matt Millar

The ability to easily make reservations online for goods and services may seem ubiquitous, but many industries have not yet found the technology to match their needs. When Matt Millar and his colleagues found that 70% of the beauty industry was still running on pen and paper, he and his partners founded Slick, a salon management platform that helps hair and beauty professionals book appointments, manage calendars, and save money.

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hyScore.io Aggregates, Analyzes and Automates Contextual Analysis using its Content Intelligence Platform

Imagine you’re a car manufacturer who wants to advertise on a news site, but you don’t want your advertisement to run alongside a story about the diesel emissions scandal. Or you sell something in an online shop and need to comb through the reviews, social media feeds and comments to figure out what users want in the next product upgrade or what they think of your customer service. Building a tool that could aggregate and analyze all the keywords, phrases and tonalities—whether the sentiment is positive or negative—would take a couple of years, a specialized development team, and at least half a million dollars. Enter hyScore.io, a customizable API that combines natural language processing and machine learning to create solutions for native advertising, contextual targeting, URL/text inventory searches and any number of other uses.

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Klaxoon’s Charles Kergaravat on the Future of Work, Collaboration Tools, and Scaling with AWS

The average executive spends 16 years of his or her life in a meeting. That’s a quite a bit of time, so it makes sense to try to maximize meetings for efficiency and productivity. That’s where Klaxoon comes in. A collaborative platform designed to improve teamwork, Klaxoon lets everyone in a meeting share information and feel as if the’re being heard. To help spread the meeting revolution, Klaxoon, led by Charles Kergaravat, Director of International Marketing, is currently on a 11-week, 16-city teamwork tour, where they’re traveling the world in a truck and sharing productivity tips, workshops, and demos from the world’s biggest organizations.

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Smarter Autonomous Driving, One Truck at a Time: FuelSave Boosts Transportation Efficiency

In today’s complex, internet-driven consumer marketplace, it’s nearly impossible to purchase goods that haven’t spent some time on a truck. With that kind of reach, the logistics industry has a considerable ripple effect on the environment and on the cost of consumer items. When trucks burn more fuel, they increase global pollution and shipping costs, which leads to higher prices at the register for the goods we buy every day.

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Deliveroo Leverages AWS to Quickly Ship New Products

From PR to production, the Deliveroo Application Platform needs to get developers’ code into running containers as quickly and safely as possible. Check out the above talk from re:Invent 2018 to hear from Ben Cordero, Senior Software Engineer at Deliveroo, about his team’s process for safely shipping software with support for automatic rollbacks, service scaling and configuration management. We also caught up with Cordero to learn a bit more about Deliveroo, his role specifically, and how the team utilizes AWS to power its food-delivery platform.

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Ottonova Founders

Ottonova Takes Health Insurance Online

When Frank Birzle set out to start a healthcare company in his native Germany, he did what many people do: he Googled how to do it. But “how to start a health insurance company in Germany” didn’t return any results. “It was quite surprising,” he says. “How many times does it happen to you nowadays that you actually Google something and you get zero results?”

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