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How Lime Leverages Data to Keep Their E-Scooters Charged and Accessible

January 9, 201

Founded in 2017, Lime is an urban transportation company that provides smart bikes and scooters for consumers to travel around cities. The startup has seen some dramatic growth since launching, having logged over 12 million rides across the US, Europe, and Oceania. This explosion in popularity and rapid expansion comes with some unique technical challenges.

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Kasada Defends Companies Against Online Break-ins

January 8, 2019

“With more and more businesses online, and more and more tools to attack digital storefronts and web apps, why would a criminal perform a physical break-in or theft?” says Ghin Khoo, Sales Manager at Kasada, an Australian cybersecurity company focused on the emerging Bot Risk Management space. “The number of break-in attempts can be massively scaled via new technology, and the chances of getting caught are much lower.  Criminals know it’s economically viable and lucrative to perform automated online attacks.”

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Online-lending platform Konfío helps LATAM SMEs get funding

January 8, 2019

As some economies develop, small businesses that also develop and grow can sometimes be left out in the rain when searching for capital. Banks frequently look for collateral to be posted with loans, which can be difficult for smaller companies. This gap in offering is exactly where many startups are flourishing via assessing companies credit statuses through atypical methods or data, and providing financing to the previously underserved. Konfío, a fintech startup founded in 2013, does just that for micro-businesses throughout Latin America.

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Mackenzie Kosut is the Principal Startup Evangelist at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to AWS, he worked at Betterment, Oscar, Tumblr, and more. Mackenzie travels the globe seeking out groundbreaking startups on AWS, sharing the cool things they're doing through blog, live video, and social media. He's also a regular AWS keynote speaker for startups at global events.

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