Entrepreneurs scoop up £100,000 of investment at first Pitch it Wales event

Wales’ brightest entrepreneurs were recently given the opportunity to secure £100,000 of equity investment at the first Pitch It competition. Organised by BeTheSpark and Inspire Wales, the event took place at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Llandaff campus on October 17th. It attracted an audience of more than 120 people, spanning areas such as academia, risk capital,...

Vodafone invites Welsh businesses to apply for new social innovation fund

Welsh start-ups and entrepreneurs have just one more day to apply for Vodafone’s new social innovation fund. The telecoms giant is on the lookout for early stage companies developing innovative technology solutions with a social purpose. Vodafone Techstarter is aimed at supporting ideas that harness the power of technology, connectivity and innovation to improve health,...

MoneySuperMarket selects ActiveQuote as new income protection insurance partner

Cardiff-based fintech firm ActiveQuote has been chosen by leading price comparison website MoneySuperMarket to power its new income protection service. This is the first time ActiveQuote will be providing its white-label comparison services to MoneySuperMarket. Customers are able to get both short and long-term income protection insurance policies. Speaking about the launch of the service, ActiveQuote CEO...

Cardiff digital agency marks next stage of growth with new appointment

Station Rd, a digital communications agency based in Cardiff, has marked its next phase of growth with the appointment of a new senior employee. Mike Palmer has joined the company as head of creative to lead brand strategy, creative and campaign activation. He’ll also oversee its growing creative team. Over the past ten years, Palmer...

Welsh data science sector to rival London with launch of graduate scheme

Business management consultancy the Welsh Contact Centre Forum is on the lookout for bright data science graduates to apply for its new training programme. Launched recently, the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme is aimed at giving the country’s top talent added incentive to build careers in Wales’ booming digital sector. Supported by £2.3 million of...

DevOpsGroup and BGF win big at the 2018 Wales Dealmakers Awards

BGF’s £3 million investment into high-performance IT consultancy DevOpsGroup has been named the Venture Capital Deal of the Year. DevOpsGroup and BGF received the prestigious honour at the 2018 Wales Dealmakers Awards on Thursday, September 27th. Organised by Insider Media, these awards recognise milestone corporate finance deals made in Wales as well as the people and organisations behind...

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