Hello, we're Bestow

Hello, we’re Bestow We’re just your ordinary downtown Austin startup slinging coconut water, big data and simple, affordable term life insurance. We have big partnerships, solid backing and an ambitious vision of a world where more people can provide financial resiliency for their families.

Why Work with Us?

Bestow is not your typical insurance company. We’ve completely reimagined industry assumptions, and harnessed technology and big data to create life insurance products that aren’t just delightful to use, but deliver on our mission: to make financial products accessible to more people than ever before.

An Insider's view of Bestow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe can be hectic at times and mellow at others. I feel I am in the good company of others that are trying to create something significant; no one is ever too busy to allocate time in their day for your comments or concerns. I consider a good office atmosphere, one where healthy discourse is encouraged and Bestow Austin has it in spades.

Mikhail

Senior Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

We at Bestow embody a culture of change. When you have a new idea, you are sure to get a keen audience to share that with. Team members here are willing to try new things, if it works we adapt it if not we try something else. Change is the name of the game at a startup and everyone here takes it up with a stride.

Irashmi

Technical Project Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success is delighting people in unexpected ways. For example, we had someone apply but wasn’t eligible. Our team researched a company that might fit their specific case and helped them apply even though it wasn’t with us! This person was literally brought to tears because they were so grateful. We made a difference for someone. That’s success.

Grant

Director, Customer Experience

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Engineers are most engaged when they have the autonomy to make decisions on how things get built. We provide an environment where they can propose ideas, validate them and safely get to production with minimal friction. We don't micromanage decisions. We give people freedom to bring their good ideas to reality.

Brian

VP, Engineering

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Bestow, you are not only free to define your own career path, but encouraged to step outside the boundaries and think outside the box on a daily basis. There are no limits placed on your work and you are entrusted with the responsibility and freedom to identify what problems need to be solved and how to solve them.

Lexie

Senior Analyst

Where we are

Occupying a former art gallery in Downtown Austin, our spacious and natural light-filled office is located two blocks away from Congress Avenue.

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open door policy
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
Company Equity
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Promote from within
  • Bestow is full of really unique people with different backgrounds and experiences that makes coming to work exciting and fun. I trust my colleagues to deliver stellar work product but collaborating with them inevitably makes me better at what I do.
    Rodan
    VP, Insurance Product
  • "I love the confidence and support our team feels when sharing insights, ideas & creating new solutions. Problem solvers, creative thinkers, masterminds, and super collaborators fill our rooms and we are excited to see the team grow."
    Amanda
    Product Manager
  • "I love working at Bestow as a Product Manager because I am defining and building a product ground-up with people across the company, and it feels like every day we are materially changing the trajectory of the company."
    Julie
    Product Manager, Enrollment
  • Bestow is a mission-based company, meaning we're intentionally changing an industry for the better. Life insurance is centuries-old with notable challenges unique to itself. Honestly, the more I learn, the more I believe our vision is groundbreaking.
    Shannon
    Principal Product Designer
Jobs at Bestow10 open jobs
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • ReduxLibraries
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    • PostgreSQLDatabases
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    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
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Our funding history

  • $15M in Funding
  • $2.5M in Funding
  • $22.5M in Funding
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