New ESTnet board to further the Welsh tech industry’s future

ESTnet, the official technology network for Wales, has appointed several new board members in a bid to accelerate growth in the country’s constantly evolving tech ecosystem. Christian Coates, managing director of software house and technology consultancy Method4 Ltd, will join IQE corporate systems manager Chris Meadows as co-chair of the ESTnet. Speaking on his appointment,...

Interview: Emma Smith, CEO of Memberoo

Memberoo is bringing a new kind of loyalty to Cardiff, rewarding consumers for their continued engagement with their favourite city hangouts and services. Launched in June, it’s a loyalty and marketing platform that helps to drive customer engagement in small to mediums sized businesses. We recently caught up with company CEO Emma Smith. TD: How does...

Cisco and the University of South Wales partner to develop cyber security talent

American tech giant Cisco has teamed up with the University of South Wales and Welsh Government to help develop the next generation of cyber security professionals. The company is to work with the Newport-based National Cyber Security Academy, which was launched in 2016 to contribute towards closing the cyber security skills gap. With a staggering...

Cardiff-based proptech firm raises £450,000 investment

University Cribs, an online platform for student property rental, has announced it’s just completed a seed funding round totalling £450,000. It’s created a search engine that simplifies the way university students find and secure affordable housing. Letting agents and accommodation providers can use it to market their properties too. At the Digital Festival, the Cardiff-based...

Excitement in Wales grows over tech potential as Digital event opens in Cardiff

More than 2,000 technologists and business minds from across the UK and world have descended on Cardiff for the opening of the Digital Festival at Tramshed. The fifth annual event could not come at a more exciting time for Welsh tech, following the signing of a deal that’s set to turn Wales into a world-leading...

Micro business loan fund reaches £10 million investment milestone

A micro business loan fund managed by Finance Wales has invested more than £10 million in 390 Welsh startups and established businesses over the past five years. The Wales Micro Business Loan Fund, which launched in 2012, has helped to create over 2000 jobs across Wales and has increased from £6 million to £18 million...

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