OpenGenius set to create 30 new jobs over two years

Software company OpenGenius, which created iMindMap and DropTask, has announced it’s to create 30 new high-tech jobs in Wales over the next two years.

The firm, which also owns Penarth-based co-working space Tec Marina, recently became the first Welsh company to be accepted onto the prestigious London Stock Exchange ELITE programme.

And last month, it was appointed to the Innovation Point-run Digital Dozen Accelerator 2017. The programme consists of innovative, inspiring and established companies disrupting digital technologies.

Set to run over six months, the programme will provide successful participants with the tools, skills and connections they need to grow and secure their next investment round.

It consists of one-to-one mentoring, pitch training and valuable networking events and introductions. The accelerator will help OpenGenius complete its ambitious growth plans.

Chris Griffiths, CEO, OpenGenius, said: “We feel very lucky to have been accepted onto the programme among some outstanding entrepreneurs. We have an exciting few months ahead of us and we’re really looking forward to working with the experienced mentors at the Digital Dozen Accelerator.”

“This is such crucial time for the business as we look to accelerate our growth and prepare for a flotation in 2018. The next 12 months is going to be an exciting ride for OpenGenius and we’re looking forward to having some new technical minds on the team to help get us there.”

On the launch of the programme, Innovation Point chief executive David Warrender said: “Previous iterations of the Digital Dozen have brought tremendous success to the participants.

“With the added support, expertise and guiding hands from proven entrepreneurs, this year looks to be the best yet. We can’t wait to see where the programme takes these leading innovative companies.”

Colin Batten, head of partnerships at Innovation Point, added: “We’ve worked with successful accelerators across the UK, Europe and the US to gauge what does – and doesn’t – work, while speaking to companies throughout Wales about the support and connections they feel would best empower them to take their business to the next level.”