Interview: Paul Shepherd, MD of Coup Media and Online Influence

As a Welsh techie, you’ve no doubt heard of Oi Conference. It’s one of the fastest growing technology events in the UK and Europe, and it’s set to make a return next month. The conference is the brainchild of Newport-based tech entrepreneur Paul Shepherd, who’s grown it from a small gathering for social media professionals...

Interactive children’s brand secures funding

Beans Entertainment, a company that develops digital engagement experiences for children, has announced it’s secured £300,000 in seed investment. The deal, which was overseen by Cardiff-based Capital Law, consists of funding and shareholder agreements with a number of investors across different sectors. Notable backers include Shoezone COO Charles Smith, retired Deloitte partner Shirish Patel​, Ashley Cooper...

£1 million innovation hub to accelerate business growth in North Wales

Ken Skates, the Welsh economy secretary, has announced that the government will be allocating £1 million in funding to establish a new innovation hub in North Wales. To be based in Wrexham, the centre will generate 260 skilled jobs and 100 new Welsh businesses over the next two years. It’ll be delivered by Business Wales...

Cardiff research team to monitor online hate crime around Brexit

Researchers from Cardiff University’s Social Data Science Lab have been awarded with a quarter of a million pounds to monitor hate crime on social media. The research team has been given a £250,000 grant to set up a centre to help the UK Government to identify and stop hate crime being spread across the internet....

Cardiff tech entrepreneurs secure big investment for business

Two Cardiff-based entrepreneurs have secured investment for High Level Software, a firm that creates applications to help hoteliers streamline operations. Zonal Retail Data Systems, which provides integrated hospitality management solutions to over 9,000 leisure firms in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in the company. Rhys Swinburn and Deri Green, two young Welsh entrepreneurs,...

Interview: Martin Bryant, community editor of Tech North

Martin Bryant is probably a name you’ve heard of in the technology industry. He worked for world renowned tech publication The Next Web for a few years. Shifting around various roles, he eventually became editor-in-chief and was responsible for leading a global news team. Now he’s working as community editor of Tech North. In his...

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