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Tag: VC Firm
Underrepresented: “We Power Tech” Panelists Talk About Bridging the Racial and Digital Divide
As part of the Diversity Series organized by the Amazon Web Services We Power Tech program, AWS Technical Evangelist Tara Walker led a panel at re:Invent 2017 to discuss how best to champion diversity and inclusion in tech.
Five Tips for Entrepreneurs from Kabbage Co-founder Kathryn Petralia
2017 has been a great year for Kathryn Petralia. In the past twelve months, Kabbage, the financial services and small loan company she co-founded with Rob Frohwein nine years ago, raised $250 million from Softbank.
Seedcamp’s Reshma Sohoni: “Global means something different now”
Listen on for global insights from Reshma Sohoni, the co-founder and managing partner of London-based investment fund Seedcamp
Before Pitching Yourself as a Machine Learning Startup, You Better Be One
Before pitching yourself as a machine learning startup, you better be one, says Matt Hartman of Betaworks.
Securing Funding from VCs: The Changing Rules for Startups
according to venture capitalist Charles Hudson, a partner at Precursor Ventures, such playbook tactics have gotten stale. As he recently told a roomful of attendees at the AWS Startup Day in San Francisco, technological and financial advancements have finally reached a point where the old rules should no longer be treated as gospel.
Demystifying the Investment Ecosystem in China
China is a highly active market with 3,683 early stage investments totaling $20.2 billion in 2016. It’s hard to believe that in just 13 years, China has transitioned from a country that established its first ever VC fund (IDG venture China) to the world’s second largest breeding ground of unicorns (39, just behind the US).
Raising Startup Venture Capital: Lessons from Local Globe and Unmade
Behind the scenes: Robin Kein (left) and Hal Watts (right). We wanted to get some advice on how to find investment from a venture capital organisation when you’re starting a new tech business. So in the third episode of AWS Startup Stories* we […]
VC 101: How VCs Operate, and What You Should Know as a Founder
Drew Russ, AWS Startup & Venture Capital Business Development Manager, held sessions at the AWS Pop-up Lofts in San Francisco and New York that covered the basics that a founder needs to know about venture capital. From the definition of VCs to mechanics and bargaining, the discussion served as a primer for the second […]
The Alexa Fund and the new Alexa Accelerator
By Rodrigo Prudencio, The Alexa Fund Just over 18 months ago, we set out to build Amazon’s first dedicated corporate venture capital fund with the same mindset of any new Amazon experiment: Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History. And we’re doing just that. The Alexa Fund, with an initial $100MM investment commitment, has already […]
Investors: How to Ensure Your Investments Invest in the Right Technology
September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. As an investor you’ve developed an exceptional ability to invest in the right startups. These companies combine proven business models with a solid technical foundation to build some of the most exciting products around the world. But how do you ensure your investments are investing in the right technology? Making […]