£15 million supercomputing programme for Wales unveiled

A £15 million programme to establish Wales as a world leader in supercomputing and big data technologies has been unveiled. Supercomputing Wales, led by Cardiff University in partnership with Aberystwyth University, Bangor University and Swansea University, will deliver data analytics to researchers and industrial partners across the nation. The project is being funded by £9 million...

Newport software firm raises £3 million

Newport-based software firm W2 has raised £3 million in a Series A round led by Mercia Technologies and the Development Bank of Wales. This builds on a year of rapid growth for the company, with it acquiring new clients, expanding its team and growing momentum in markets such as emerging payments, betting and gaming. W2 plans...

Welsh start-up closes £10 million funding round

Customer experience technology provider Vizolution has closed a £10 million investment round backed by three of the world’s largest banks. The Swansea-based company has secured funding from Santander Consumer Finance, the Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC, all of which are existing Vizolution clients. Working across the financial services, insurance, energy and telecoms sectors, Vizolution streamlines...

Fast-growing Welsh tech firm opens London office

Welsh technology company DevOpsGroup has opened an office in London to accelerate its ambitious growth plans. The Cardiff-headquartered business, which specialises in DevOps and cloud engineering, has made Rise London the newest addition to its UK locations. Located in the heart of Shoreditch, it’s home a thriving community of FinTech companies and the Barclays Accelerator. DevOpsGroup...

Welsh AI company develops chatbot for pro football team

A Welsh artificial intelligence company has built a chatbot for professional Italian football club AS Roma. Developed by Cardiff-based We Built Bots, the bot is available through the Facebook Messenger platform and is aimed at improving customer service. Named by fans in honour of award-winning striker Gabriel Batistuta, the bot provides Roma fans with the...

Biometric tech company appoints chief innovation officer

A disruptive fingerprint technology company based in North Wales has appointed a chief innovation officer to accelerate product development and growth. Rob Van Lier has joined St Asaph-based digital business Touch Biometrix, which has been recognised as one of the world’s leading fingerprint sensing companies alongside Apple. He is the firm’s latest senior appointment, with...

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