At MOBO we are as patriotic as they come, flying the tech flag for Wales on a constant basis; and we are not the only ones! Over the past few years we have seen investment in Welsh tech through funds such as Finance Wales as well as private investors and oversees Angels. Giving way to incredible innovation we have welcomed some really interesting businesses here in Cardiff, ones that will change the digital UK landscape for the better.
Here is just a snippet of the Welsh tech scene at present!
Wanting to younger Welsh people involved in technology we just love Codez Academy, a startup that conducts bootcamp-style courses to get both children and adults coding. Launched in 2015 the business already has awards under its belt, with its founder crowned Caerphilly Business Forum Entrepreneur of the Year.
With digital marketing being at the core of all modern business practice the world has made room for companies like Skippr to enter the market, a Cardiff-based firm with many Angels on board. The business is based around the social media site Instagram, allowing users to schedule and collaborate on posts with team members. Recently closing a funding round at the valuation of £600,000 the company now enjoys working with 50 paying customers, constantly working to increase user numbers.
Anything for Hire
Based in Cardiff city centre, Anything for Hire aims to create a solution for the world’s hire needs, being a central hub where users can hire anything from cars and tools to bouncy castles and musicians. With a team of techies behind the idea Anything for Hire has enjoyed substantial investment, enabling them to create the technology for people to shop and purchase hire experiences through their new mobile App.
Solving a mass issue Go2Gp is one of the newest tech start-ups in Wales, reaching the final phase of the Welsh accelerator IdeasFund. Created as a service for both teams and individuals users can obtain health advice with the click of a button, taking the stress of booking an appointment and visiting a GP from their customers.
Targeted at the accountancy industry Senta is a cloud-based service that takes the responsibilities of workflow, document management, CRM and marketing from clients’ hands. Last year the company raised £139,000 out of a £75,000 crowdfunding campaign on investment platform Seedrs, clearly showing investor confidence in the product.
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