Caerphilly IT firm moves to new office to keep up with growth

Technology services firm Team Metalogic has moved to a larger office in Caerphilly as it continues to grow and take on more clients. The tech company, which recently celebrated its 15th year in business, has moved to new premises following a year of impressive growth. At 2,500 square feet, it’s double in size compared to...

Social networking firm secures £275,000 investment

Coursematch, a social network that helps young people discuss their university and career options, has raised £275,000 in a new funding round. Led by the Development Bank of Wales, the round was made possible thanks to an introduction from Innovation Point’s Colin Batten. Shazam founder Dhiraj Mukherjee is among the company’s influential backers. The firm...

New innovation hub to launch in Wrexham

The founder of Caerphilly-based innovation centre Welsh ICE is to open a new innovation hub in North Wales and is on the lookout for founding members. Supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, the hub will be based in Wrexham and create 260 high-skilled jobs across the next two years. Announced...

Edtech start-up raises £500,000 in latest funding round

Welsh education technology firm Simply Do Ideas has raised £500,000 in a funding round led by angel investor Ashley Cooper and the Development Bank of Wales. Founded in 2015, the company has developed a range of solutions to help people build and test their ideas. Lee Sharma set up the firm “after seeing the frustrations...

Barclays launches greentech lab in Cardiff

Banking giant Barclays has opened its first greentech lab in Cardiff to support companies and entrepreneurs developing sustainable technologies. The facility is based at Brunel House in the centre of Cardiff. Firms are provided with around-the-clock access to shared office space, a mentorship scheme and networking opportunities. Earlier this year, Barclays brought its Eagle Labs...

Column: Why should firms care about chatbots?

There’s a lot of hype around chatbots and AI right now, and there has been for the past 18/24 months, writes Welsh tech entrepreneur Paul Shepherd.  But why now? Why now, when Eliza (the world’s first chatbot) was developed by MIT between 1964 and 1966? And why now when cyborgs and intelligent robots have been...

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