Accenture acquires Welsh tech firm

Global digital services provider Accenture has acquired Wales-based tech company Genfour to help it expand its capabilities in the intelligent automation sector. Founded in 2012, Genfour is headquartered in Cwmbran and provides companies with automation services. It works with clients in sectors such as insurance, banking and utilities. According to Accenture, the addition of Genfour...

Cardiff-based AI start-up raises £800,000 in investment

Amplyfi, a start-up that creates artificial intelligence software, has announced that it’s just closed an £800,000 equity investment round. The round was led by Finance Wales – one of the UK’s largest regional SME investment companies – along with additional financial support from private investors. Ashley Cooper, co-founder and director of Catalyst Growth Partners, also...

Newport-based entrepreneur named one to watch by IWA

Laura Emily Dunn, the founder and director of digital agency LED Media, has been named as an individual who will shape Wales over the next 30 years. The Newport-based entrepreneur, whose business specialises in digital marketing and social media, has been selected by the Institute for Welsh Affairs as one of its “Next Thirty”. Celebrating...

Oi Conference attracts 1000 techies to Cardiff

Oi Conf, which is quickly becoming one of Europe’s biggest tech events, attracted more than 1000 social media and mobile specialists yesterday. Organised by Welsh technology agency CoupMedia, the conference took place at Cardiff’s historic City Hall and provided companies with a glimpse into the latest technology trends. It ran all day and welcomed technology...

£6.4 million business technology project launched at USW

The University of South Wales has announced the launch of a £6.4 million EU-backed project to research ways businesses can develop cutting-edge technologies. The Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies (CEMET) project is being led by the university and has received £4.2 million of backing from the European Regional Development Fund. It’s been...

Welsh comms firm announces expansion plans

TheVoiceFactory, a communications company based in Natgarw, has announced expansion plans after receiving a £500,000 loan from Finance Wales. Thanks to this loan, the company will create six jobs based in Wales and see it move to bigger premises at the end of March. It currently employs 24 members of staff. TVF provides a range...

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