Despite the very Welsh name, Gruff is actually half French. Nowadays, he's a tech entrepreneur (and some-time novelist) but he used to be a physicist at Imperial College before getting hooked on inventing things. He has a special interest in language learning, speaks five languages to varying degrees of fluency and he often blogs about language learning, science, and technology.
As well as co-founding Kwiziq
, he is the author the Amazon best-selling SF thriller, The Looking Glass Club
and the inventor of the Exertris gaming exercise-bike
, a free online tool that makes drawing flow charts and relationship diagrams as quick and easy as describing them in pidgin English.
Posts by Gruff
Kwiziq co-founders, Gareth Davies and Simon Potter were named BMWi UK EdTech Founder of the Year 2018. The judges commented, "Gareth and Simon have a fascinating entrepreneurial story. Like so many entrepreneurs they’ve experienced failure in the past, but haven't been deterred in their ambition to scale. They have an admirable journey. Congratulations!". more »
Kwiziq's amazing run of recognition continues: co-founders Gruff Davies and Simon Potter were named as finalists for UK EdTech Founder of the Year. This... more »
Kwiziq makes the CogX Finals for a second year running! It's been a terrific year of recognition for Kwiziq this year, we were also... more »
Kwiziq has been named, in the UK Government's AI Policy Paper, as one of three AI startups in the UK “leading the way in areas as diverse as education, personal finance and autonomous vehicles”. The potential for AI to improve lives… more »
Knowledge is power, so the saying goes, but when it comes to learning a language, knowing what you don’t know is surprisingly powerful. The secret to learning languages faster isn't really about speed at all... Progress killers: Unknown unknowns Donald… more »
It happened so fast we almost missed it! On Thursday last week, one of our users took our 2,000,000th kwiz! Two million kwizzes... what an amazing way to start the year! It feels like just a few months ago we were… more »
On Tuesday, we went along to the The Alan Turing Institute for the first Franco-British conference on AI, bringing together French and UK leading incubators, investors, entrepreneurs and policymakers. The event was organised by the London French Tech Hub and the opening… more »
¡Hola amigos! We’re super excited to announce we’ve launched our second language, Kwiziq Spanish! It’s currently available in beta. more »
We were delighted to learn this week that Kwiziq has been named by CogX's expert panel as a finalist for the Best AI Product in Education Award. more »
Someone lit the touch paper on our crowdfunding campaign and we literally funded overnight on Tuesday! more »