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...

Market intelligence firm appoints high-profile CFO

Market intelligence technology company Talent Ticker has appointed a high-profile chief financial officer to spearhead its ambitious growth plans. Last week, Andrew Cochlin joined the Cardiff-based company from Polecat and will leverage his experience in growing SaaS technology businesses. Andrew said: “I have joined Talent Ticker recognising that this new company has unique opportunity to...

Fingerprint tech firm raises £2 million

Fingerprint technology firm Touch Biometrix has raised £2 million of investment to accelerate its global expansion plans and commercialise its designs. The North Wales-based firm secured the funding through the Deepbridge Technology Growth Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and comes a year after it raised £150,000. It’s currently developing a new range of fingerprint sensors for use...

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