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Michelle Kennedy, CEO of Peanut, sitting on a couch.

Peanut Co-founder and CEO Michelle Kennedy on fast growth, working with male VCs, and appealing to moms

As the CEO and co-founder of Peanut, a social networking app for new mothers, Michelle Kennedy knows a thing or two about growing a company from scratch. Not only has the app—which only launched in February 2017—already struck a chord with countless mom groups online and with the media, but it’s also facilitated over 10 million […]

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Enfuce Financial

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.

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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 […]

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Muzzley App

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 […]

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Jeroen Bouwman, the CEO of marketing startup Get Social.

Web Summit 2017: Get Social CEO Jeroen Bouwman on app discovery, making hard decisions, and saying no to machine learning

“App discovery is fundamentally broken,” says Jeroen Bouwman, the CEO of marketing startup Get Social. With 5,000 apps entering the Apple store a day and only a tiny percentage of those apps being featured a year, banking on Apple to promote your app is foolish. “Hope is not a strategy,” he notes. With paid user […]

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CloudFront Wordpress Solution Overview

How to accelerate your WordPress site with Amazon CloudFront

Blogging and content production have become the marketing tool of choice for many startups and a fair number of founders find themselves choosing WordPress to power their messaging. Already the content management system (CMS) of choice for 28% of the web, WordPress is the biggest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and perhaps the only […]

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A chart that helps us determine if we should work in a coffee shop or an incubator.

Coffee Shop or Incubator? Build Your Next Startup in the Right Place

It’s not that the days of the apocryphal garage startup are completely over. But let’s be honest: who even has a garage anymore? You are far more likely to find the next wave of startup entrepreneurs building out world-changing ideas in a co-working space, or within the supportive arms of an incubator or accelerator. The […]

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Matt Hartman of Betaworks speaks at AWS Startup Day in New York.

Before pitching yourself as a machine learning startup, you better be one, says Matt Hartman of Betaworks

Today, in practically every venture capital pitch room around the globe, the technological darling of the moment is artificial intelligence—and more specifically, machine learning using deep learning techniques. It’s for good reason. The potential of deep learning techniques today—and other approaches to machine learning in the future—to remake entire industries is profound. No wonder that […]

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Disaster Recovery Preset

Large scale disaster recovery using AWS regions

Guest post by Senthilkumar Ramaswamy, Lead Architect at Sprinklr and Rakesh Pillai, DevOps Lead Engineer at Sprinklr At Sprinklr, we help the largest brands in the world with marketing, advertising, research, care, and commerce via our unified customer experience management platform.  Integrated with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and 22 other social channels globally, our platform uses […]

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