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VC perspectives on generative AI for Latino startups

AWS had the great privilege of partnering with SomosVC, an extraordinary group of Latino investors, for a panel discussion on building with generative artificial intelligence (AI). Panelists from the venture capital industry share their insights on how to secure funding for your startup, when to incorporate generative AI into your product, and the competitive advantages of being a startup in the generative AI industry.

Andreessen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz on the cloud, weathering economic turmoil, and building lasting relationships

Few people have seen the technology sector transform like Ben Horowitz. The Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) cofounder, entrepreneur, and New York Times-bestselling author has spent decades fostering innovation and building strong business relationships—and has plenty of wisdom to share. Horowitz spoke with Ruba Borno, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances, at […]

How Resilia is helping nonprofits to build capacity through SaaS

The AWS Startups Blog is excited to introduce Sevetri Wilson. Sevetri is a serial entrepreneur whose most recent startup, Resilia, enables nonprofits to increase capacity and funders to go beyond the grant with technical assistance, coaching, and capacity-building support. In October of 2022, Resilia closed a Series B $35M funding round, the largest raise ever for a solo Black female founded tech company.

What Funding is Best for My Startup: Bootstrap or Venture Capital?

When it comes to funding a business, there are several options that you can choose from, but two of the most common are to bootstrap or to find venture capital (VC). The two are very different approaches and can often be used in conjunction with one another to take a startup from one stage to the next. Learn the difference between these, and hear from a founder making that choice for his own startup.

The Impact of Compliance on the SaaS Sales Cycle

Selling to enterprise businesses involves months-long sales cycles and detailed procurement questionnaires that take up a CTO’s time and attention. Jon Topper, Founder and CEO of The Scale Factory (an AWS SaaS Competency Partner), explains how AWS helps make the process more efficient by streamlining and facilitating the process.

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 […]