Phoenix online staffing startup raises $1.3M funding; plans more hiring

An on-demand staffing firm for food and beverage contract employees has closed on a $1.3 million funding after going through Phoenix tech startup accelerator Coplex.

Phoenix-based startup Qwick Inc. will use the seed round of capital to more than double its nine-person staff in the next six months and expand into new markets, said Qwick CEO and co-founder Jamie Baxter.

“We plan on opening up in San Diego in January along with opening up in four more markets next year in the U.S.,” Baxter said.