Pre-start accelerator looking to replicate past success

Budding entrepreneurs and start-up businesses are being encouraged to apply for a pre-start accelerator programme backed by the Welsh Government. Last year’s programme was a big success, having supported 12 promising businesses that are now preparing to launch. It’s part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The project aims to contribute more than £40 million...

Surfer wants to make waves with new app

Surfing is one of the world’s most popular water sports, and Wales offers some great beaches for it. But the thing is, it’s far from easy and takes a lot of skill. Ben Martin, a keen surfer from Swansea, has created a smartphone app to make surfing easier. Johnny on the Spot lets keen surfers...

Interview: Ben Joakim, CEO of Disberse

In the latest Tech Dragons interview, we speak to Ben Joakim, the co-founder and CEO of Cardiff-based fintech start-up Disberse. The company has developed a fund management for global development organisations, based on Bitcoin technology. TD: What’s your company, and what does it do? BJ: If you have ever donated to a humanitarian cause, you...

National awards return to celebrate Welsh technology

The flagship awards for Wales’s growing technology industry are set to return in 2017 for the fifth year and will recognise the achievements of Welsh tech. Organised by ESTnet, the Wales Technology Awards will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre on June 22nd and sport a whole host of new award categories. Launched by...

Veeqo on track to raise £1 million in investment

Veeqo, a retail technology start-up based in Swansea, has launched a new investment campaign on crowdfunding platform Seedrs to help it accelerate growth. The company has already raised £1.4 million since launching in 2013 and is on track to raise a further £1 million through the popular crowdfunding website. Currently valued at £8 million, Veeqo...

Welsh telco hits record turnover

TWL Voice and Data, a telecoms firm based in Cardiff, has announced its highest turnover in more than 13 years of being in business. The firm, which announced a cloud-based telephony product just a few months ago, has recorded a growth of 160 per cent over the last three years. This has brought the company’s...

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