Invest in Wales’ Latest Tech Innovators
Opportunities for investors as Wales’ finest tech startups seek private funding at London event
An app that aims to save lives through reducing the time healthcare professionals spend on paperwork, a website translation tool and Fintech that links high net worth clients with private market investment opportunities are just some of the services on show from a host of innovative start-ups from Wales bidding for investment at London’s Digital Catapult Centre next month (October 13 2016).
The trade mission has been organised by Innovation Point, the company at the cutting edge of Welsh technology, driving forward new opportunities and focusing on creating strong relationships with both new and proven digital innovation companies.
Already the home of online giants Confused, GoCompare and MoneySupermarket, Wales has a fast-growing community of innovators working to cement the nation’s place on the digital map. The UK’s most recent Tech Nation report found that the digital sector is worth £600m to the Welsh economy, employing over 43,000 people. Together Swansea and Cardiff form one of the UK’s top 10 clusters in terms of digital salary growth (average of £42,926 for advertised roles, up 21% between 2012-15) and GVA growth (94% from 2010-14).
However, access to funding was cited as an issue for 48% of technology companies in the region, a matter that this trade mission will tackle head-on. In order to rival other established digital hubs like London, the South-East and Bristol and Bath, Innovation Point plans to exhibit the talent that exists there, create more links between start-ups and potential partners, and encourage inward investment.
Organisers of the trade mission are now calling for investors to register to attend in order to hear from the impressive line-up and learn more about their business plans.
The event will take place at 4.30pm on 13 October, at the Digital Catapult Centre in Euston Road. Investors wishing to attend should register at: bit.ly/2cUwqIg.