Midlands tech startup receives £1.2 million in funding

Midlands-based, mobile payment and epos startup Swoopos has received a combined investment of £1.2 million in order to drive its UK and international rollout into new sectors, including a new office being opened in Milton Keynes to join the current one, which is based in Wolverhampton. Offering seamless mobile ordering and payment, an inventory and […]

British Robotics Seed Fund invests in Birmingham app developers Redbeard

Birmingham-based Redbeard, a firm that develops code for Apple (iOS) apps has secured investment from the British Robotics Seed Fund (BRSF). The BRSF has provided £80,000 funding alongside £50,000 from private investors. Monies will be used to expand the company’s global development community and Code Store. The investment sees Redbeard join the BRSF’s portfolio of […]

Education technology company Schoolzine opens Stratford office

Schoolzine, is a digital communications platform for schools which provides e-newsletters, websites and apps, and now has an office in Stratford-upon-Avon. UK CEO Emily Halderthay manages operations in the UK and Ireland and works closely with the company’s founder and chief executive Phil Reardon in Australia. Schoolzine is used at more than 1,000 schools in 19 […]

Payments app Zapaygo surpasses £500,000 crowdfunding target

Zapaygo Investments, a Staffordshire-based ordering and payment mobile app, has successfully surpassed its initial equity crowdfunding campaign’s £500,000 funding target on Crowdcube. The company launched the funding round earlier month and has so far attracted more than 160 investors. Founded in 2015, Zapaygo is described as a smartphone application that allows users to pre-order & […]

Nottingham firm Esendex set to test new Google technology

Nottingham telecommunications company Esendex has been selected by Google to support its development of a new generation of mobile technology so advanced that most companies using it won’t need mobile apps. The system is being rolled out on Android phones from early 2018 and is being hailed as a huge leap forward in smartphone technology. For […]

10 embedded eystems industry predictions for 2018

ByteSnap consultants have put together a list of what they forecast will be among the leading trends in the embedded systems industry this year. 2017 certainly was another eventful year in the embedded systems industry – 2017 saw far-reaching DDoS and ransomware attacks such as WannaCry; the continuing forward momentum of driverless cars, with greater […]

Ideagen signs deal providing software to global packaging firm

Nottinghamshire-headquartered Ideagen has signed a deal to provide its software to global packaging business, Multi Packaging Solutions, which has its UK headquarters in Nottingham, in support of MPS aiming to standardise its quality management processes across each of its 70 global sites. MPS is a part of the US-based WestRock Company and has contracts with brands including Nike, […]

Birmingham Airport service for real-time flight news via Twitter

Birmingham Airport sees more than 13 million people fly through it every year and, at this busy time of the year, passengers and those expecting them will be pleased to know that they can access and keep track of flight departures, and arrivals, in real-time thanks to a new service called FlightSmart. Using the @FlyBHX handle, […]

Non-executive directors hired by Birmingham start-up Swoopos

Tech start-up Swoopos has appointed four new non-executive directors to help guide the national rollout of its mobile point-of-sale technology and mobile ordering app. Currently available throughout a range of restaurants, bars and coffee shops across Birmingham, including Second Cup Coffee, Costa, and Subway, Swoopos and its accompanying mobile ordering app, Swoope, provide venues with technology […]

Tech entrepreneur crowned Future Face of Greater Birmingham

A technology entrepreneur who founded an app aimed at helping tourists get to know cities better has been crowned the Future Face of Greater Birmingham. Tom Charman took home the technology and innovation category before being crowned overall Future Face winner at the third annual awards run by Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Mr Charman, […]

New games company launches in Leamington’s Silicon Spa

Well Played Games has been by colleagues who were all previously at Exient in Leamington. Adam Wells and Rich McClaughry have managed the new business set up, but the formation of the company as very much a team effort by colleagues who were all made redundant when the firm scaled back its UK operation. After […]

Cyber-security theme to lead agenda at Channel Live event

Leading security experts will be present at industry event, Channel Live, at the NEC Birmingham between September 12 and 13. Experts from IBM, Larato, Lyon Leeming, HighNet and the Fraud and Cyrbercrime Prevention office will discuss implications of attacks and how the channel can defend itself. Larato managing director Dr Lucy Green will lead a […]

Rant & Rave announces double-digit revenue and team growth

Rant & Rave, the real-time customer engagement technology specialist, has announced double-digit business growth and team expansion, fuelled by a growing customer base and strategic expansion plans. Rant & Rave provides services to half of the FTSE, including Barclays, easyJet and Sky, and has increased revenue by 40% over the past financial year. The UK […]

Major expansion at Leamington gaming company

Playground Games, a Leamington company behind successful video game – Forza Horizon – has announced a major expansion at its headquarters. The company is growing its workforce from 150 to 300 before the end of the year after winning a new project. It has taken on an extra 3,000 sq ft in Leamington town centre and […]

Nottingham tech firm wins access to £5m open banking prize

Nottingham’s Bizfitech is celebrating as its Handle product has been selected from over 150 global applicants to be one of just 20 finalists for the £5 million Nesta Open-up Challenge. The Open-up Challenge was born out of recommendations by the Competition and Markets Authority that UK banks should help create more competition in the financial […]