Hippo was founded in 2015 by current CEO Assaf Wand and entrepreneur Eyal Navon. After a series of acquisitions, the company had its official launch in 2017, posturing itself as the company that can deliver a 60-second quote for homeowners’ insurance policies. Additionally, Hippo promises consumers a transparent online purchase process and smart home sensors that can be used to identify any potential damage to a policy holder’s home. By 2019, Hippo’s services were available for more than 50 percent of the homeowners in the U.S. Its corporate headquarters is located in Palo Alto, California.
Hippo’s culture is forward-thinking, positive, respectful, energetic, and collaborative. The company offers a wide variety of career paths, including engineering, data analytics, accounting, and risk management. The company offers catered lunches, and the opportunity for its employees to attend baseball games and concerts, among other perks.
Hippo maintains a blog on its official website that receives regular updates. Many of the blog posts deal with topics for homeowners and renters, such as how to protect your pets at home, how to attract birds to your birdbath, or a crash course on renters’ rights. During Pride Month, Hippo’s blog featured a piece about how the Marriage Equality Act led to an increase in LGBTQIA+ homeownership, and offered advice to those in the LGBTQIA+ community who are looking to purchase a home. Often, the blog is an excellent source for those looking for insight into the company’s values, and is full of interesting and educational content.
150 Forest Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (800) 585-0705
CEO: Assaf Wand
$47,051 - $85,222
Austin, TX / Dallas, TX