Our Mission

Insurance & benefits for the world’s fastest growing workforce

Our passionate team is building upcover from the ground up as we embark on a mission to transform how the independent contractors and freelancers working with enterprises and on-demand platforms protect themselves.

By providing tailored, flexible and bite-sized insurance offering, we ensure the workers are covered at work, at home and in between.

Our Mission

Insurance & benefits for the world's fastest growing workforce

Our passionate team is building upcover from the ground up as we embark on a mission to transform how the independent contractors and freelancers working with enterprises and on-demand platforms protect themselves.

We work with our insurance partners to provide new age insurance cover that protects workers at home, at work and in between. 

team

Our team

We are a team of insurance geeks, software engineers and actuaries. And we have decades of experience building and launching insurance products, scaling technology products and e-commerce marketplaces.



Skye Theodorou

Co-founder & CEO

Skye is the life behind upcover. With her former expertise at Zurich Insurance and NSW Government, Skye leads the team, where her passion and energy pushes us to do better. When she isn’t working (a rare occasion), you can find her running along the beautiful beaches in Coffs Harbour or spending time with her family.



Anish Sinha

Co-founder & COO

Anish is the glue that binds the team together. With his former experience at Goldman Sachs and nearbuy.com, Anish looks after everything tech, finance and operations. At our HQ or out of it, you’ll always be able to chat with Anish on almost anything and relate to his passion for reading and cooking.



Sajjad Naveed

Chief Technology Officer

As a computer scientist and agile evangelist, Sajjad has 10 years of experience in successfully building end-user apps that have reached millions of users. You can always have a debate on all things political with Sajjad and on the days he doesn’t come in, he’s probably off exploring something new across Australia.


Joe Nalewabau

Principle Engineer

As a Principal Engineer, Joe has nearly 30 years of experience in leading product and engineering teams at companies including Microsoft and Atlassian. When he isn’t working, he loves spending time with his five children and dogs. Although Joe's grandparents come from four different countries, he has only lived in cities that start with 'S' - Sydney, Seattle and Shanghai.


Matteo Pinna

Community Manager

Matteo is our community manager and a master of many things: physics (theses on astrophysics and gravitation), ancient languages, Kung Fu, and has even created his own social impact startup before joining upcover. As an avid cyclist, Matteo can update you on all the biggest cycling trends and after, whip up something amazing from his kitchen.




Victoria Gonzalez

Community Manager

Victoria is our community manager who is constantly in touch with gig workers and conducts research to create unique upcover products. Originally from Chile, Vicky has a degree in engineering and previously worked at Banco de Chile. In her spare time, you’ll probably see her playing the piano.




Kavya Singh

Policy & Communications Assistant

Kavya is our youngest team member and responsible for anything that needs to be written, edited or designed. A workaholic through and through but on days she does take off, you can find her at the beach with a book or attending classes as a final year student at the University of Sydney.