Your family is our #1 priority.
Millions of families look for life insurance with Ethos. It’s our mission to make it easy for you to protect your family’s future with life insurance.
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Why we’re here

In the last hundred years, the way people get life insurance hasn’t changed that much. Applications can require hours of phone calls with commissioned agents and doctor appointments, and the process can take over 10 weeks—just to apply.

So we set out to simplify the way you can protect your family’s financial future. Our application can be completed in minutes and we partner with industry leaders to offer you clear, straightforward policies.

Over $100M of invested capital
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Our leadership
Peter Colis, Co-Founder & CEO - Headshot
Peter Colis, Co-Founder & CEO
Peter started Ethos with his fellow co-founder Lingke Wang to make life insurance easily accessible and more affordable for everyone. He completed his MBA at Stanford and previously founded Ovid Life.
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Lingke Wang, Co-Founder & CTO
Lingke co-founded Ethos after being sold an expensive permanent life insurance policy that he didn’t need. Now he’s building products to make finding the right one easy. Lingke has an MBA from Stanford and previously founded Ovid Life.
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Gokul Dhingra, VP of Product
Gokul joined Ethos to lead all things product, bringing with him experience from Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. His deep understanding of building consumer-first products has been invaluable to the team. Gokul completed his MBA at Stanford.
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Vipul Sharma, VP of Engineering
Prior to Ethos, Vipul founded Simppler, an employee referral platform, that was later acquired. He also led engineering teams at Indeed.com and Eventbrite. Vipul has a BE from Roorkee and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Houston.
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Phil Murphy, VP of Insurance
Before joining Ethos, Phil was a VP of Underwriting at Munich Re, the largest global reinsurer. He completed his MBA at DePaul and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise about the insurance industry.
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David Zhang, VP of Finance & Strategy
David joined Ethos after working as an investor at a hedge fund and at the Yale Endowment. David completed his MBA at Stanford and was the valedictorian of his class.
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Brett Wilson, VP of Risk & Actuarial
Brett was most recently the CFO of the Latin American division of Old Mutual, an international financial services group. Brett holds an MS in Management from Stanford and is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
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Why Ethos?
Learn more about what makes Ethos unlike any other life insurance company.
Our locations
San Francisco
460 Bryant St, San Francisco
Austin
600 Congress Ave, Austin
Singapore
36 Robinson Road, Singapore
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