Interview: Gareth Thomas, founder of Clarified

Tech Dragons recently caught up with Gareth Thomas, a technology entrepreneur, marketing specialist and foster carer based in Cardiff. He speaks to us about his businesses and life. Who are you, and what do you do? GT: I run digital marketing agency Clarified and also co-founded holiday rental website Reserve Apartments. Alongside my business ventures,...

£33 million fund announced for Welsh life sciences industry

A new £33 million fund has been unveiled by the Welsh Government to develop new healthcare products and services that can boost the economy and create high-quality jobs. Over the next three years, the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government will plough £24 million into the Welsh Health Innovation and Technology Accelerator. This will bring together...

Duke visits Sony UK Tech Centre in Pencoed

The Duke of Kent recently visited Sony’s Pencoed-based manufacturing facility to learn more about the work it’s doing to support digital literacy among school children. He originally toured the Sony UK Technology Centre in 1990 but was re-invited to witness the progress the company has made within the last few decades. During the visit, Prince...

Royal seal of approval for Welsh tech companies

Welsh technology companies and entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to pitch to the Duke of York next month. Pitch@Palace is to host its second On Tour event in Wales on July 11th. It’ll take place at Wrexham Enterprise Hub – and applications are now open. Founded by Prince Andrew in 2014, the organisation is aimed...

North Wales to get £56 million digital connectivity upgrade

North Wales will undergo a £56 million digital connectivity upgrade plan over the next few years. It’s a critical programme of the North Wales Growth Bid, which is on a mission to improve the region’s infrastructure to enable public and private sector growth. The project – which is being supported by six local authorities, the...

Expert claims Welsh fintech scene ‘among UK’s most active’

The Welsh fintech scene is now one of the most active in the UK thanks to its innovative talent pool and growing investment opportunities. That’s the claim of Craig Blackmore, who works as director of business at Cardiff-based advisory firm Verde Corporate Finance. He has praised the nation’s adoption of financial technology, saying it’ll have...

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