26 - 50 employees
11 - 25 engineers
$10m - $25m funding
Pre-series a

At Kalepa, we are building the operating system for commercial insurance underwriting.

Commercial insurance is in dire need of technology and data to property evaluate risk, relying on disjointed tools and manual processes. The status quo — rife with inefficiency and opacity -- leads to a poor experience for business owners and insurers alike. Our goal is to become the word’s trusted source of risk intelligence and transform the commercial insurance industry.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • Our team has a lot of experience in analytics, insurance, and enterprise software and comes from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, ClassPass, MIT, Berkeley, UPenn, APT (acquired by Mastercard for $600M in 2015), and the Israel Defense Forces.

  • We are backed by IA Ventures: backers of Datadog, Flatiron Health, TheTradeDesk, Transferwise, Digital Ocean, Komodo Health, and many others.

Engineering at Kalepa

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering / design team is currently global and consists of 2 Backend / Data Engineers, 3 ML Engineers, 2 Full Stack Engineers, 1 DevOps Engineer, and a UX Designer. Our team operates on two week sprints and engineers work directly with the co-founders on features and specs. We use Pull Requests on GitHub to conduct code reviews, track progress in Jira, and are avid users of Slack. We are a small, fast paced team where everyone operates with autonomy and defines and drives technical and business decisions. We have a culture of transparency and work hard to maintain an idea meritocracy.

Technical Challenges

We are working on a number of challenges across data engineering, data science, product engineering, and infra. We are building a platform to ingest and normalize, at scale, a vast number of very distinct structured and unstructured data sources. These range from web data to government data to private company details. One of the core technical challenges is building a business identity graph to map data sets to each other in a performant way that scales to millions of businesses — with thousands of relevant data points per business. On the data science from, the core challenge is to identify the signals that are predictive of risk across a number of potential perils (e.g., fire, theft, lawsuits, injury). This can range from applying NLP to text sources (e.g., reviews) and computer vision algorithms to satellite images, we are working with cutting-edge open source models and also building and training our own. Finally, we need to build beautiful, intuitive software for the insurance underwriters who we are looking to empower. These professionals are used to difficult to use, slow, and low quality software. We will change that.

Projects you might work on
  • Automating the collection, parsing, reconciliation, and storage of huge volumes (TBs) of disparate data from a variety of structured and unstructured sources

  • Designing a flexible framework to leverage supervised and unsupervised models on TBs of data to identify predictors of risk at scale (30M businesses in the US alone)

  • Building beautiful, easy-to-use apps that will make every insurance underwriter as efficient as 10 underwriters and as effective as the best underwriter

Tech stack
Google Cloud

Working at Kalepa

We are a small, scrappy team who values getting things done efficiently. We are obsessed about building an idea meritocracy, focusing on our customer pain points, demonstrating grit and hustle on everything we do, transparency and candid feedback, and experimentation. We are motivated by changing a $1T global industry and helping businesses get the protection that they need. Additionally, we are a global team who embraces multiple cultures and interests. We have avid hikers, cyclists, skiiers, and rock climbers, whisky and wine aficionados, a builder of guitars, and collectively speak 12+ languages.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Kalepa has an unlimited vacation policy. Recharge when you need to.

  • Gym/Fitness

    We give our employees a monthly gym/ healthy living reimbursement

  • Health Insurance

    We provide excellent health, dental, and vision insurance. Kalepa covers 95% of the fees for health insurance and 100% of dental and vision insurance fees for individuals and families.

  • Flexible Hours

    We care about productivity, not hours. While we value collaboration in the office, we are a global team. Kalepa employees can work from home (or from the beach, if they choose to) when needed.

  • Work from Home

    Everyone can work from home when they need to.

  • Other

    We offer a pre-tax dependent care FSA.

  • Beautiful Office

    For team members in New York, we have a beautiful office in the middle of Flatiron.

Our Team by the Numbers

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