Two startups funded by venture capital (VC) firms were at different stages of product development and valuation. One startup had been seed funded and wanted a product that would be ready to go live. The other startup had been in operation and was looking for the next round of investment. Both startups lacked staff with the technical know-how needed to build a product on AWS. The startups needed to scale to increase their valuations through technology assets and the development of intellectual property. To grow, these startups needed to speed their products to market.