Buckle Gets $31 Million for Insuring Rideshare Drivers

Buckle, a tech-enabled financial services company, has filed its Regulation D and disclosed it raised $31 million through its Series A funding round co-led by HSCM Bermuda and Eos Venture Partners. Addressing gaps in conventional insurance policies that leave gig workers underinsured, Buckle is using the funding to reinvent the insurance model with new sources of data to…

Dumpling Raises $6.5 Million to Fuel the Future of Grocery Shopping & Delivery

Dumpling, the first and only company that empowers individuals to launch, run and grow independent grocery shopping and delivery businesses, announced $6.5 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by Forerunner Ventures — a new partner for Dumpling — as well as existing investors Floodgate and FUEL Capital, and brings the company’s…

Steady announces $15 million Series B

Steady, a platform solely focused on advising and advocating for workers seeking stable income in America, today announced it has raised an additional $15 million in Series B funding led by Recruit Strategic Partners, a venture capital arm of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. As part of the funding round, Steady will appoint an additional director…

Gig Worker App Lands $3 Million in Funding

Cincinnati-based Upshift has reportedly secured a funding round of $3.7 million to help hourly workers gain employment. Founders Steve Anevski and Alex Pantich previously earned seed money in 2016 from OTR accelerator The Brandery to launch the platform off the ground in Cincinnati and Dayton. They claim to have more than 20,000 employees using the Upshift platform. Indeed.com is…