New Cardiff tech start-up lands six figure investment

Brand new Cardiff-based tech start-up Digital Profile has landed additional investment. Seasoned telecoms and tech entrepreneur Gile Phelps, who runs a number of successful businesses in Wales, has invested a six-figure sum into the start-up set to launch next month. Digital Profile is a subscription-based platform where businesses can find talent to fill full and...

Wales and the Candy Crush generation

Wales is a part of the UK where people ‘tell it how it is’. You may find little clusters of upmarket wine bars in the Vale of Glamorgan, but in the main, pretentiousness has never crept in.  This applies to businesses in Wales too. We don’t use terms like ‘return on investment’ or ‘adding value’....

Cwmbran-based Blurrt launches £500K Seedrs crowdfunding campaign

Cwmbran-based Blurrt, a tech company that specialises in analysing social media posts, has launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise £500,000. So far, it’s raised over £300,000 and is offering 25 per cent of equity. The money, the company says, will be used to accelerate further growth, recruit a sales/marketing team and explore...

Welsh Twitter analytics tool to be showcased at Web Summit

Twitter analytics tool Tweview, developed by Welsh digital agency Coup Media, is to be showcased at Web Summit next month. The tool is capable of measuring tweets and other social media data to rank products and services. It currently scores movie opening weekends so distributors can bring forward or delay releases. Web Summit, which is...

Newport data centre wins £10 million development contract

Next Generation Data has won a £10 million contract to build a new data hall at its Newport premises. The firm, which has a number of data centres in the UK, says the new hall will be built before Christmas and will create 100 jobs for contractors. Earlier this year, it completed an £8 million...

When a Welsh business crosses the pond to Silicon Valley

When I set up Comtek and began repairing IT equipment in my garden shed, I could never have imagined the company would end up competing with the big players in Silicon Valley. More than twenty years on, and that’s exactly what has happened. After becoming established in the UK repair market, expanding across Europe and...

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