Interview: Jonathan Fry, managing director of Event Rater

Tech Dragons recently caught up with Jonathan Fry, a Welsh entrepreneur who’s on a mission to revolutionise the events management sector through his venue feedback platform Event Rater. TD: Who are you, and what does your company do? JF: I’m managing Director at Event Rater. The company was founded in January 2012 and is a...

Academics launch app to promote Welsh language

Academics at Cardiff University are looking to capture the words and phrases used by Welsh speakers through the launch of a specially designed app. The app, which has been developed by a team of language specialists at the university, provides Welsh speakers from all walks of life with a way to record their conversations. It...

New online comparision service launches to shake up UK mortgage market

Rateswitch, a new online mortgage comparison service, has launched in a bid to help millions of homeowners across the UK reduce their monthly bills. The company, which has already been valued at £1 million following significant pre-launch investment, provides homeowners with the resources to save costs. Designed as an easy-to-use platform, it gives British homeowners...

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...

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