Expert claims Welsh fintech scene ‘among UK’s most active’

The Welsh fintech scene is now one of the most active in the UK thanks to its innovative talent pool and growing investment opportunities. That’s the claim of Craig Blackmore, who works as director of business at Cardiff-based advisory firm Verde Corporate Finance. He has praised the nation’s adoption of financial technology, saying it’ll have...

Thumbs up for £3.5m Data Innovation Accelerator

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has unveiled a £3.5 million project that’ll help Welsh companies utilise data science research and analytics to create innovative products. The Data Innovation Accelerator is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the  Welsh Government and developed by Cardiff University. Its aim is to take data science and analytics...

High-performance IT consultancy continues with ambitious growth plans

High-performance IT consultancy DevOpsGuys is rebranding to DevOpsGroup in a bid to reflect the growing diversity within its team. The Cardiff-based company, which provides DevOps engineering consultancy and training, recently secured £3 million from the Business Growth Fund, appointed a new board and completed an acquisition. Founded in 2013 by James Smith and Steve Thair,...

Two week festival to celebrate Welsh innovation returns

A two-week festival of events to celebrate Welsh technology businesses, entrepreneurs and academia will return this month. Set to take place between the 16th and 30th of June, the Wales Festival of Innovation will showcase the technological marvels being created up and down the country. Across Wales, the events will cover trending areas such as artificial intelligence,...

£20 million fund launched for Welsh tech firms

Welsh technology businesses and entrepreneurs can now apply for a £20 million fund launched by the Development Bank of Wales. Originally established in 2014, the Wales Technology Seed Fund offers investment rounds of up to £250,0000 to early-stage technology businesses across the country. The first fund ploughed money into 41 small and medium-sized businesses, creating up...

Interview: Francesca James, co-founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Tech Dragons recently caught up with Francesca James, who set up the Great British Entrepreneur Awards as a way to highlight the success of innovators and companies from across the UK. TD: Who are you, and what do you do? FJ: I’m Francesca James and like most entrepreneurs, I wear a few hats. I run Amplified Business Content,...

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