Interview: Kirsty Williams and Helena Ford, co-founders of DashHound

We recently caught up with Kirsty Williams and Helena Ford, who are the co-founders and engineers of DashHound. It’s a social commerce platform that empowers beauty consumers to make efficient, infallible purchase decisions. The platform connects beauty enthusiasts, globally, with the products used by their online influencers. It uses edge machine learning techniques to enable the...

Techniquest appoints new manager to lead its event services

Cardiff Bay-based science discovery centre Techniquest has appointed a new conference development manager in a bid to spearhead its brand new event services. Gareth McTiffin has joined the science discovery centre as it tries to find new ways of boosting its funding streams. In May, the organisation launched its own events department. Originally from Pontypridd,...

£38 million compound semiconductor cluster planned for South East Wales

Plans are underway to solidify the development of a pioneering compound semiconductor industry cluster in south East Wales – set to be worth a staggering £38 million. In May, an agreement was made by the Cardiff Capital Region Regional Cabinet to contribute £37.9 million from the CCR City Deal’s Wider Investment Fund towards this effort....

Cashless payments for school meals now available in Swansea

To coincide with the new academic year, online payments for meals are being rolled out in primary schools across Swansea – using a new online system by sQuid. The technology, which is being funded by Swansea Council, lets parents or guardians pay electronically for school meals and other school items. However, previous payment methods are still...

Wedding comparision website launches in Wales

A start-up aimed at making wedding planning easier has launched in Wales and doubled its initial sign-up expectations after months of development. Getting organised for that big day is traditionally known to be one of the most stressful times in life, but CompareMyWedding.com is looking to take all the stresses away. The company does this...

Veeqo announces scanner for e-commerce retailers

Swansea-based tech firm Veeqo has launched a new e-commerce scanner that’s capable of providing Amazon-style logistics capabilities for retail businesses of all sizes. The VS1 scanner, developed by the high-growth Welsh start-up, is linked to specialist software that lets online retailers manage a high volume of orders from multiple sales channels and marketplaces. This, according...

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