Technology-based contingent staffing company Sidekicker has raised AUD$10 million in funding from SEEK, a global leader in building and scaling online employment marketplaces.
The company provides a technology platform for companies hiring and managing contingent–namely temporary and casual–workforces.
Since starting in Melbourne in 2013,
Using technology to improve a once highly manual process, businesses can now easily and cost-effectively connect with an engaged and
What does this capital infusion mean for the startup?
Tom Amos, CEO
Tom adds, “We’ve only just started to scratch the surface of achieving our goal of empowering businesses and workers to reach their full potential.
“Staffing is a core part of every
“We have built a platform that gives workers an easy way to access casual work as and when they choose, and as their employer are deeply committed to providing them with the best experience during their time working for us–we provide free training and upskilling opportunities
in our local onboarding
“On the business side, our unique 2-way rating and review system drives accountability and reliability of staff, and our transparent platform provides businesses the ability to choose their ideal workers.
Mr. Amos says the raise is a “great vote of confidence for Sidekicker and its mission, particularly from a partner like SEEK, one of the most transformative and influential
“As a team, we’re all very focused on delivering value to our users and making their lives easier and better. But the raise is certainly an opportunity to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come.
How has the startup grown to reach this stage of attracting big backers?
Tom Amos and co-founder Jacqui Bull have taken the startup from humble beginnings in Melbourne, to what is now one of ANZ’s fastest growing companies with 75 full-time staff located across offices in every major city.
“Our growing footprint is evidence of the widespread need we are addressing for both sides of the marketplace, and this additional funding will bring us one step closer to empowering everyone that chooses to participate in the casual and temporary employment market,” says Mr. Amos.
“It’s a very exciting space to be in as we start redefining what it means to support flexible work in the 21st century.”