Paperclip completes second investment round

Paperclip, an app where you can trade unwanted items, has secured a deal worth between £150-200K in its second funding round. It’s been raised through a number of investors, including Finance Wales, professional poker player Andrej Kuttruf and Turkish entrepreneur Emre Fadilloglu. The Cardiff-based tech start-up was spun out of Startup Weekend London 2014 – a hackathon...

UK’s first ‘provincial’ mobile network launched in Wales

A small tech business is set to turn on the first full-scale mobile network designed for people living and working in Wales. It’ll become the first time that a UK-based telecoms network has been developed for a specific country based on the needs of its people and infrastructure. Wales-based telco RWG Mobile has been working...

Interview: Elliot Thomas, CEO of Skippr

Young entrepreneur Elliot Thomas is well versed in the Welsh tech world, having worked for Swansea-based Veeqo and launched pet image sharing platform Fuzmo. He’s come a long way since then and is working on his latest project, an Instagram marketing platform called Skippr. We talk to him about his business, entrepreneurial journey and future...

Welsh friends develop smartphone game

A group of friends have launched a video game they’ve been developing for the last twelve months. Iggy’s Zombie A-Pug-Alypse, which is free to download on Android, is a top-down puzzle game where players guide a pug through a mansion full of zombies. The game’s narrative is based on a pug called Iggy that lives...

Welsh datacentre firm acquired for millions

A datacentre company based in Newport has been acquired in a deal worth millions. Next Generation Data, which operates the biggest datacentre in Europe, has been bought by InfraVia Partners. The exact financial details of the deal haven’t been unveiled by the firms, but it’s thought to be near £100m. NDG’s founders Simon Taylor and...

Venturefest returns to Wales for a third year

Venturefest, an event targeted at SMEs, has announced it’ll be returning to Wales’s Swalec Stadium in Cardiff on September 28th. This year’s event will focus on helping firms break through common business barriers and connect with academics, entrepreneurs and innovators to create meaningful partnerships. Having conducted market research beforehand, the event’s organisers have decided to focus the...

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