Rhondda tech-savvy pupils impress the first minister

It was a double win last week for tech-savvy pupils from a Rhondda-based primary school at the Urdd Eisteddfod. The pupils, from YYG Llyncelyn in Rhondda, not only managed to take third place for their digital design skills but also obtained a special seal of approval from First Minister Carwyn Jones at the Welsh language festival...

Digital community Cardiff Start seeking £140K investment for growth plan

Creative and digital community Cardiff Start is seeking £140k in investment to go ahead with a 2-year growth plan. The community has several thousand members on both Twitter and Facebook and has helped raise over £1 million for some of the city’s fastest-growing start-ups. The investment will be used to hire a full-time strategic leader...

GeoLang crowned UK’s most innovative small cyber security company

Welsh data loss prevention firm GeoLang has been crowned the UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company. It won the award at the Infosec Innovation Zone competition, which took place at the Infosecurity Exhibition in London Olympia last week. The competition was set up to find the country’s most innovative cyber company and saw 11 start-ups...

Uber planning Cardiff launch

Taxi service Uber is planning to launch in Wales’s capital, Cardiff. It’s already begun advertising for an operations and logistics manager and an operations coordinator to be based in the city. Using the app, you’re able to book a journey and be tracked down by a taxi driver via GPS. Founded in San Francisco in...

Digital has potential to add £1.5bn to Welsh economy by 2020

Wales’s digital sector has the potential to add £1.5 billion to the economy by 2020, according to the Welsh Government, It revealed this figure at the start of Welsh tech festival Digital 2015 yesterday. The digital sector in Wales is made up of around 3,000 businesses and 24,000 people. In February, a report by Tech...

Digital health service Nudjed raises £100K in seed funding

Digital health advice service Nudjed has closed an additional £100,000 seed round to further accelerate its growth and customer success. The investment was led by Catalyst Growth Partners and included participation from serial biotech entrepreneur Professor Chris McGuigan and existing investors Finance Wales and Smart Anchor Ventures. To date, the start-up has raised a total of...

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