Founder Tales: Paul Shepherd, CEO of We Build Bots

In the most recent Founder Tales interview, we caught up with Cardiff-based tech entrepreneur Paul Shepherd. He’s the CEO and founder of We Build Bots, an artificial intelligence company that uses chatbots, voice assistants and analytics to help improve customer service. Paul reflects talks about how he quit a corporate job to set up a...

Welsh manufacturers seeing benefit in technology driven factories

Leading Welsh manufacturers are realising the benefits of emerging technologies, according to new research from the ESTnet and Barclays Eagle Labs. Both organisations recently collaborated on an event called “Factories of the Future” to explore how technology is enabling the manufacturing industry to accelerate efficiencies. According to the findings from the event, 49 per cent of...

Swansea IoT firm receives six figure investment

Connected technology firm Vortex IoT has received a six-figure investment package from the Development Bank of Wales to accelerate international growth. The Swansea-based company builds Internet of Things sensors and networks for environments with hostile conditions and limited supply, such as heavy industry, smart infrastructure and rail infrastructure. With the investment, Vortex IoT plans to...

Retail automation platform raises £3.3 million

Retail automation platform Veeqo has raised £3.3 million of growth investment to launch a global scale-up campaign. The investment round was led by the Development Capital team at Octopus Investments, who join existing investors Daniel McPherson and New Look founder Tom Singh along with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Veeqo said it’ll use the funds to further its market...

New creative industries initiative opens for business

A muti-million-pound initiative designed to boost innovation in the screen industries is now open for business. Clwstr is a five-year research and development programme that’ll help to create new products, services and experiences, with the aim of accelerating this sector in South Wales. Led by Cardiff University with the support of University of South Wales and Cardiff...

Techniquest celebrates British Science Week

The weekend saw educational charity Techniquest celebrate British Science Week with robotics, medieval medicine and a glowing sculpture. On March 16th and 17th, the Cardiff Bay-based science discovery centre used its two floors of interactive exhibits to showcase innovation, medicine and the natural world. Visitors could take part in special activities such as Rocketry and Programming Robots using Lego. Meanwhile, aspiring scientists...

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