Ethos Life

Life insurance provider


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Company mission

Ethos Life's mission is to protect the next million families.



HQ Location

Berkley Square - Headway, Austin, TX


Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

72% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on Ethos Life

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Ethos was founded to increase the transparency of life insurance, making it accessible and affordable to all. The company want to add openness to the process; losing a loved one is hard enough before one even considers financial implications, particularly with the loss of a primary earner.

Ethos uses predictive technology to rapidly quote life insurance rates and verify an applicant’s medical information. This expedited process allows most users to secure life cover on the same day they apply, a process which normally takes a number of weeks. The company works with some of the biggest providers in the industry, including Legal & General America, AAA Life and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.

Ethos has been one of the more heavily publicised of the recent wave of insurtech companies, with investors such as Google as well as celebrities Will Smith and Jay Z, taking its valuation to over $2 billion. However, the sector is being hit particularly hard by macroeconomic uncertainty and Ethos has conducted several rounds of layoffs through 2022 and early 2023. Now focused on its core product and revenue growth, it is poised to extend its market leading position.

Total funding - $406.5m

Last 2 fundraises

May 2021



Jul 2021



This company has top investors

Company benefits

  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Awesome medical, dental, and vision plans that start when you start
  • Restricted Stock Units
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • New parents can take leave with 100% wage replacement
  • Team training, volunteering opportunities, additional resources, and some amazing Employee Resource Groups: Black at Ethos, Parents, Pride & Shethos
  • Our healthcare plans offer coverage on family planning and fertility

Company values

  • Serve our Families
  • Intellectual Rigor
  • Bias for Impact
  • Speak Your Mind


After an MBA at Stanford, Peter co-founded Ovid Corp in 2014, where he worked as CEO for 4 years before co-founding Ethos in 2016. He has worked as CEO since, alongside serving as a Sequoia Capital Scout.

Lingke Wang


After working as an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley Lingke gained an MBA from Stanford. He then co-founded Ovid Corp. an insurance company before Ethos.

Diversity & Inclusion at Ethos Life

  • At Ethos, accessibility is core to our mission of protecting the next million families. Increasing access means diversity and inclusion are essential to the success of both our customers and our employees. At Ethos, we value every customer and each employee's unique voice, while ensuring they have an equal opportunity to be heard.

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Ethos Life is hiring for 7 jobs on Otta!

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