Tech start-ups raise £1 million of investment

Three technology companies based at the Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise in Caerphilly have collectively raised more than £1 million over the past few months. Signum Health, ProfitSourcery and NearMeNow have been supported through the ICE Space Programme, which provides full-time desk space, mentorship and access to potential investors. The start-ups come from a range...

USW announces cyber training bursaries

The University of South Wales is offering bursaries to graduates who want to retrain as cybersecurity specialists. It’s the only Welsh university to run a GCHQ computer forensics master’s degree, and graduates of all disciplines are being encouraged to apply for the course. This news comes as the UK Government recently launched the National Cyber Security...

Fintech scale-up raises £1.2 million

Fintech firm W2 Global Data has secured £1.25 million of funding in an investment round backed by Mercia Fund Managers, Development Bank of Wales and TTI Angels. Based in Newport, the company has doubled in size over the past year and will use the investment to hire a further 20 employees. To date, it’s raised more...

Cardiff-based IT services firm launches graduate scheme

DevOpsGroup, an IT consultancy based in Cardiff, has launched a specialist academy in a bid to eradicate the UK’s technology skills shortage. The company – which specialises in DevOps engineering consultancy and training – will provide a range of courses, graduate schemes, internships and educational collaborations. According to Tech Nation, the UK’s technology sector is worth...

£50k up for grabs at tech pitch event

Innovators from across Wales are being given the chance to secure up to £50,000 of investment at a new pitch event. BeTheSpark and Inspire Wales are joining forces to run Pitch It, which will take place on October 17th at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The event will attract people and organisations from a range of areas,...

New app is on a mission to eradicate youth unemployment

A technology company on a mission to help young people find job and education opportunities has launched. MiFuture, which was founded by former teacher and rugby player Gemma Hallett, is a revolutionary new youth employment app. It’s looking t0 support 100,000 disengaged 16 to 24- year olds by providing them with a quick and easy...

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