Hugo Insurance

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Pre-Series A

Our technology creates affordable on-demand car insurance for America's 50 million lower-income drivers

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Why join us?
  • Mandatory car insurance is unaffordable for 50 million drivers. Our technology directly solves this problem and creates a product with incredible economics for everyone - us, our partners, and our members.

  • Our team mixes insurance expertise (Merrill Lynch), growth expertise (Clutter) and incredible, mature engineers (id Software, Hothead games) - alongside major insurance partners (Safe Auto).

  • We're backed by Founders Fund, Canaan, and Max Levchin.

  • We believe in small teams of mature, energetic, considerate engineers that are well compensated and not distracted by regular meetings. As a result, we get things done faster than just about any other insurance technology company.

Engineering at Hugo Insurance
Engineering team and processes

Two week cycles, using GitHub for version control and ZenHub for process. We use a low-touch agile formulation, with a short daily standup and no other regular meetings

Technical Challenges

Creating a system that allows highly differentiated geographic contracts to scale Asynchronous, scalable messaging systems

Projects you might work on
  • Build a native app that boots our PWA but gives it access to 3-axis telemetry, location, and contacts

  • Enhance out existing administrative / CX tooling to pull multi-platform communications (sms, intercom, email) into a single interface with chat pre-fill, recommendations, and validation

  • Enhance our acquisition funnel so that required input screens can be dynamically re-ordered to assess the highest converting funnel based on customer characteristics

Tech stack

Working at Hugo Insurance

Hugo is high impact, high stakes engineering. We're relentlessly focused on the customer and their community - some of the most vulnerable households in America. This desire to make a difference drives us and inspires a sense of ownership. We also can't afford to make mistakes - when we go down, people get arrested. That means that we value considerate, sustainable engineering over crunch and crash.

Generous Vacation

Mandatory two-week minimum vacation. We're output-oriented.

Beautiful Office

We're on the 11th floor of the big white clocktower overlooking the Santa Monica promenade. We look out on Santa Monica beach and the big blue pacific.


Whatever you need to stay sharp / evangelize on our behalf, fully comped.

Flexible Hours

We have a daily 10AM (PT) standup. Other than that, you can work when you want, where you want. Communicate proactively and we make it work.

Health Insurance

We provide full medical, dental, and vision for you and your family.

Work from Home

Work where you want, when you want.


We'll help you get here.

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