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Funding roundup July 2 – July 8: Sidekicker, Upcover, Rubber Monkey, and more

Dynamic Business brings you the key startup fundraising from this week:


How much: $20 million

Participants: SEEK investments

Sidekicker provides a better way for casual and temporary staff to work with businesses across the following industries: Hospitality, Events, Mobility, Promotions, Retail, Horticulture, Warehousing, White Collar and Aged Care. 


How much: $4.7 million

Participants: Backed by venture funds Antler and BetterLabs, and a host of industry heavyweights

Upcover is democratising the outdated and stagnant SMB insurance industry by allowing any business, brand or online marketplace to become monetise their audiences and become distributors of insurance policies.

TEN13 doubles investor network to 550 syndicate members

On its way to $100 million in funds under management, TEN13 expands its investor network to 550 syndicate members.

Rubber Monkey

How much: $2.5 million

Participants:  Snowball Effect 

Rubber Monkey is a one-stop shop for specialist audio, visual and photography products, with more than 94,000 items listed on the site, and branches in Auckland, Wellington and Sydney.

Cloutly (Pre-seed)

How much: $500,000

Participants: The round was led by Unify Ventures, with participation from Palm Beach Ventures (PBV), amid a cast of new investors and advisors that includes Mike van der Heijden (Portal Ventures), Jason Atkins (Cake Equity, PBV), George Hartley (Bluethumb, Smartrmail) and Chad Stephens (1Form, Fillr).

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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