Freelancer banking startup Lili raises $15M

It’s only been a few months since Lili announced its $10 million seed round, and it’s already raised more funding — namely, a $15 million Series A. The startup, founded by CEO Lilac Bar David and CTO Liran Zelkha, is creating a bank account and associated products designed for freelancers, with features like early access…

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…

Employee verification platform for gig-economy gets funding

Vetty.co, a provider of an AI-based employee verification platform for gig-economy marketplaces and enterprises announced it is raising a Pre-Series A round of $4M USD. 3Lines Venture Capital, a previous investor in the company, will be leading this round by upping its own target investment of $1M USD.  The Pre-Series A financing builds on a successful year…

Lili raises $10M for its freelancer banking app

Lili, a startup building banking products to meet the needs of freelance workers, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in seed funding. The startup takes its name from its founders, CEO Lilac Bar David and CTO Liran Zelkha, who previously founded Israeli challenger bank Pepper. Bar David told me that while many neobanks have…

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…

WorkGenius Announces Another Funding Round

WorkGenius, the end-to-end technology solution for mid-size and enterprise companies to source, manage and pay freelancers has announced another funding round of $7MM to take the company to profitability in 2021. The company is headquartered in Germany, has offices in Hamburg, Berlin and New York City, and employs 75 full-time employees. “Freelancing is booming, our client retention and account growth…