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Tag: Startup Spotlight
How building on AWS made a big pivot possible for syniotec
syniotec’s pivot wasn’t only a transformation on the business side—it also meant a complete overhaul of the technical infrastructure that powered their product. The company’s original rental facilitator idea could have been served by monolith architecture. But as they transformed their business and began offering a far wider variety of services to their customers, syniotec recognized the need to switch to a microservices architecture that could offer greater agility and scalability.
How Timehop Developed the World Class Ad Platform Nimbus with Support from AWS
We recently sat down with the Timehop and Nimbus CEO, Matt Raoul, as well as two talented team members, David Leviev, VP of Programmatic Product Development, and Mark Laczynski, Senior Cloud Architect to discuss the obstacles the company has faced using third-party ad serving platforms that led to the in-house creation of Nimbus. They shared their challenges and revealed how they leveraged AWS solutions to optimize the development of Nimbus within Timehop, and not only improved the quality of ad servicing to their users, but also increased overall ad revenue.
ICYMI: Meet the Inaugural Cohort of the Impact Accelerator, Come with Us to AWS Summit Atlanta, and More
Each month, the AWS Startups blog is packed with announcements, resources, stories, and videos. Let’s get caught up on anything that you might have missed in June.
ICYMI: A Startup’s Guide to AWS Services, Experiences from AWS Summit San Francisco That Will Give You FOMO, and More
Each month, the AWS Startups blog is packed with announcements, resources, stories, and videos. Let’s get caught up on anything that you might have missed in May.
Video: How Ergatta Partnered with AWS to Develop and Launch the Future of Game-based Fitness
Like many startups before them, the team behind the Ergatta Rower turned to AWS to help them develop and launch their product. Watch this video to learn more about the co-founders’ journey, including how they’re utilizing AWS’s guidance, services, tools, and technology to build the future of game-based fitness.
Building Community with Common Room and AWS
Communities are vital to the health of individuals and companies, but they can be sprawling, disjointed, and difficult to grasp—especially online. Enter Common Room, which co-founder and Chief Architect Tom Kleinpeter describes as a community-intelligence platform that provides a single view into everything that’s important in your online community, across all the different places it might be happening.
Monika Liikamaa, CEO of Enfuce Financial Services: “Regulators are people too.”
Regulators are people too. That’s what Monika Liikamaa, CEO of Enfuce Financial Services, wants to remind other founders who complain about meeting the strict standards of financial services regulators. “You have to be able to understand their concerns,” she says. “People are people, and they just want to feel secure that if they give a person a ‘go,’ the person they say okay to knows what they’re doing.” With Enfuce, the first infrastructure payments platform to run banks and financial institutions in a public cloud, Liikamaa’s solution to navigating the compliance process is doing her homework. For more from Liikamaa, including how she decides what features Enfuce should build and how she sees the banking industry evolving, listen here.
Tim Draper on why he thinks entrepreneurs should travel the world
Tim Draper is perhaps one of the world’s foremost proponents of Bitcoin. “It’s an exciting time for us bitcoin-ers,” the Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper Associates founding partner recently told AWS Startups. “In five years, you’re going to try to pay in fiat currency at Starbucks and they’re going to laugh at you.” In addition […]
Web Summit 2017: Data analytics startup Muzzley embodies Lisbon spirit
Lisbon is stepping up its game when it comes to attracting startups. Following the country’s $83 billion bailout by the European Union in 2011, the city—now in its second year of hosting the popular European tech conference Web Summit—is welcoming back the youth that fled the city during the downturn and encouraging new entrepreneurship with […]
That’s a wrap on the AWS Pop-up Loft London!
It’s been epic. More than 1,000 visitors, 12,000 Twitch views and counting, 36 breakout sessions, 19 live streams, 5 hands-on workshops, 3 networking evenings, 2 breakfast briefings, a Fintech innovation showcase, and an AWS Community Day later, we’ve now officially closed the London Pop-up Loft for yet another year. Thanks to an interesting mix of […]