Help us rebuild an industry

Millions of people need life insurance but don’t have it because they may feel it’s too complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. We’re here to change that by building a product that truly puts people first. Why? So millions of people can protect their families with access to simple, affordable life insurance.

Our core values
The core values are the fundamental guiding principles for how we work, make decisions, and evaluate ourselves and our teams. They serve as a guide to cultivating a more connected and transparent culture. If our values align with yours, check out our open roles. We'd love to hear from you!
Serve our families
Our customers trust us with protecting their loved ones, and we don't take this lightly. Creating the best experience for the customer is what drives every business decision. We’re always iterating and finding new ways to improve and simplify our customers’ lives.
Intellectual rigor
We value first-principles thinking. That is, we get down to the bottom of every obstacle we face, and we don’t rely on assumptions. We leverage data to inform our decisions and guide our products to excellence.
Bias for impact
Our effort is 100% in our control, and we win by overachieving. We constantly ask ourselves how we can create the biggest and most positive impact for our customers. We think big, even when we start small.
Speak your mind
We know that true progress and innovation is made when everyone feels empowered to speak their mind. We love a healthy debate and respect the opinions of our colleagues. Changing your mind is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. One team, one dream.
The Ethos story

Many folks who previously worked in life insurance said that a business like Ethos could not succeed - that life insurance was too complex to make digital, the risk too large to make underwriting instant, and too unapproachable to offer without aggressive sales agents. ​Ethos has accepted these challenges, proving these assumptions wrong through developing our product. Our NPS score (a measure of customer satisfaction) is typically in the mid-80s, compared to the industry average of 4. We’re able to overcome these challenges by distilling complexity, building awesome consumer experiences, and working smarter.

2016-2018...

The team has​ been on quite a journey over the last few years since Peter & Lingke co-founded Ethos Life together. In 2016, we grew from a team of 5 to 25. In 2018, we secured series B funding and upgraded from a makeshift office in a loft apartment to a bigger office in the North Beach, San Francisco. We sectioned off a corner of the office and built a wall using giant Legos in order for our Engineering Team to have a more quiet space and it later turned into the Customer Operations Team Castle.

In 2019...

We quickly outgrew our office and moved to a new space in SoMa. Our headcount skyrocketed from those 25 employees all the way up to 100. We set revenue records, launched new partnerships & products, secured our Series C funding, and opened offices in Austin, Texas & Singapore.

And now?

Like it has for everyone, 2020 has brought us many challenges. Our team may currently be 100% remote, but we feel stronger than ever. We’re getting to know our teammates better through virtual lunch rooms, happy hours, trivia nights, & game nights. We made Forbes’ Top 50 Fintech and we’re still pushing our goals, proving that we have an incredibly flexible and reliable team. And best of all...we’re hiring!

Life at Ethos
Ethosaurs work across three home offices: San Francisco, Austin, and Singapore. We're made up of horseback riders, legacy boxers, rock climbers, trivia-enthusiasts, book club-ers, and more!
celebrations
Celebrations 🎊
We love getting together to celebrate. Whether it's through birthday parties, themed happy hours, baby sprinkles, anniversaries or team off-sites, we are always finding a reason to celebrate and get together as a company.
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Traditions 🏆
We're creating traditions at Ethos. At our monthly All Hands, we pass on the Taco Supreme plush award to an Ethosaur who has gone above and beyond. We also give shoutouts to individuals or teams who really embody our Operating Principles.
Varad Tupe 👋
"It is exciting and challenging to work on the problems that Ethos is trying to solve; making life insurance easy and hassle-free." - Data Engineer
Joy Archer 👋
"I’m someone who’s motivated by challenges, and coming to Ethos, I was exposed to new ones with each project. These challenges provide me a learning experience by pushing me outside of my comfort zone." - Recruiter
Porter Nolan 👋
"I'd say it's a real thrill to get to handle all legal matters for Ethos. This is one outstanding client, because the company as a whole already has a culture of wanting to do things right." - Head of Legal
Our benefits
We work hard and value our work life balance. Check out our benefits below.
benefits
Comprehensive benefits
Awesome medical, dental, and vision plans from Day 1.
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Stock options
We want you to feel and act like an owner.
Unlimited vacation time
Unlimited paid time off policy. Take time to recharge.
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Generous parental leave
New parents can take leave with 100% wage replacement.
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Catered meals
Catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner-everyday. Plus snacks.
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Awesome team
We celebrate with offsites, events, and volunteering.
Ethos' accomplishments
Here are some of our achievements in the last two years!
2019 LinkedIn's Top Startups
2019 LinkedIn top startups
Forbes 2020 top 50 fintech
Forbes 2020 top 50 fintech
Series C announcement
Series C announcement
Our investors
Accel
GV
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stanford
Sequoia
In everything we do
We value teamwork, continuous improvement, integrity, accountability and self-awareness.
If this is you, join us.
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