Cardiff-based proptech firm raises £450,000 investment

University Cribs, an online platform for student property rental, has announced it’s just completed a seed funding round totalling £450,000. It’s created a search engine that simplifies the way university students find and secure affordable housing. Letting agents and accommodation providers can use it to market their properties too. At the Digital Festival, the Cardiff-based...

Excitement in Wales grows over tech potential as Digital event opens in Cardiff

More than 2,000 technologists and business minds from across the UK and world have descended on Cardiff for the opening of the Digital Festival at Tramshed. The fifth annual event could not come at a more exciting time for Welsh tech, following the signing of a deal that’s set to turn Wales into a world-leading...

Micro business loan fund reaches £10 million investment milestone

A micro business loan fund managed by Finance Wales has invested more than £10 million in 390 Welsh startups and established businesses over the past five years. The Wales Micro Business Loan Fund, which launched in 2012, has helped to create over 2000 jobs across Wales and has increased from £6 million to £18 million...

Interview: Kirsty Williams and Helena Ford, co-founders of DashHound

We recently caught up with Kirsty Williams and Helena Ford, who are the co-founders and engineers of DashHound. It’s a social commerce platform that empowers beauty consumers to make efficient, infallible purchase decisions. The platform connects beauty enthusiasts, globally, with the products used by their online influencers. It uses edge machine learning techniques to enable the...

Techniquest appoints new manager to lead its event services

Cardiff Bay-based science discovery centre Techniquest has appointed a new conference development manager in a bid to spearhead its brand new event services. Gareth McTiffin has joined the science discovery centre as it tries to find new ways of boosting its funding streams. In May, the organisation launched its own events department. Originally from Pontypridd,...

£38 million compound semiconductor cluster planned for South East Wales

Plans are underway to solidify the development of a pioneering compound semiconductor industry cluster in south East Wales – set to be worth a staggering £38 million. In May, an agreement was made by the Cardiff Capital Region Regional Cabinet to contribute £37.9 million from the CCR City Deal’s Wider Investment Fund towards this effort....

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