Torfaen app developers want to link local services and suppliers with residents

A team of technology professionals from Pontypool have developed an app to link local services and suppliers with residents. In November 2018, marketing expert Michael O’Neill, electrical engineer Dave Smith and software developer Stuart Arthur teamed up to form Uddr. They want to help residents order and pay securely for local services through a cost-effective,...

Applications open for the first PitchItValleys event

Applications are now open for the first PitchItValleys entrepreneurship competition. The event is a collaboration between BeTheSpark, Angels Invest Wales, Development Bank of Wales, Welsh Government and Our Valleys Our Future. It’ll give entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch in front of an esteemed panel of investors and secure up to £75,000 of equity investment, as...

New organisation to champion fintech across Wales

A new organisation to champion and help grow the FinTech sector in Wales has been launched this week. FinTech Wales will operate as a not-for-profit independent organisation to support financial technology and services companies across Wales. It was announced by Richard Theo, the UK Government’s Fintech Envoy for Wales, during the annual Innovate Finance Global Summit...

University of South Wales joins photonics expertise project

The University of South Wales has announced it’s to join a collaborative research project aimed at exploring ways photonics technologies can be used in an array of industries. Originally announced by Mark Drakeford in December, the £5.8 million Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) launched last week and is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund...

Fast-growth fintech company acquired by leading software firm

SamePage, a high-growth fintech company based in Cardiff, has been acquired by leading software provider Vision Blue. The deal comes after a successful partnership between both companies, which saw them collaborate on a full lifecycle Loan Origination and Account Management System (LMS) for the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC). Founded in 2017, SamePage has developed a...

Welsh tech firms selected for national cyber scheme

Welsh cyber security firms Fortium Tech and Awen Collective have been selected to take part in a nationwide business growth programme. They are among 20 companies to make the inaugural cohort of  Tech Nation Cyber, a sector-specific scaleup programme that will last from May to late September. The programme will provide the firms with a range...

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