GoCompare co-founder Kevin Hughes mentors Wealthify

Kevin Hughes, a co-founder and former marketing director of price comparision giant GoCompare, has become a mentor to fintech start-up Wealthify. He’s already invested an un-disclosed sum in the business, which is in the process of raising £5 million Series-A funding to help expand the product and acquire more customers. Founded in 2014 by Dr Richard...

Welsh companies show their wares at Gamescom

Last week, five of Wales’s leading games companies headed out to Gamescom in Cologne to connect and develop business opportunities with peers from right around the world. Held annually, Gamescom is the leading European trade fair for digital gaming culture, and it brings together professionals for product launches, business development and knowledge sharing. This year,...

Lloyds Bank to launch digital skills centres in Wales

Banking giant Lloyds is planning to support 100 community centres throughout the UK to help deliver digital skills training to the public – with five planned for Wales. Also known as “online centres”, they’ll partner with local branches to help customers understand and benefit from the opportunities available on the internet. Through face-to-face training, the...

North Wales digital agency up for top industry awards

Outwrite PR, a digital agency based in Mold, has been shortlisted for several major honours at the annual Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide awards. The company, which took home the best integrated PR campaign title at the CIPR Cymru Wales awards last year, is up for a record four gongs this time round....

Greenaway Scott appoints sustainable tech leader to its board

Greenaway Scott, an advisory firm based in Cardiff, has appointed sustainable technology leader Suzannah Bourne to its board of directors to expand its expertise in the area. Bourne is the co-founder of Nemein, a company that develops technologies to enhance the safety of downhole oil and gas exploration. She will join Greenaway as a non-executive director this...

Lampeter tech firm raises six-figure investment

Perpetual V2G, which creates zero-carbon power technologies, has just closed a six-figure funding round and appointed a new COO to help accelerate growth. As part of the deal, investment company Finance Wales has turned its previous £500,000 loan into equity, and a further £300 has been raised from other investors. To coincide with this funding...

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