FinTech startup Better.com to hire 5,000 veterans, military spouses in next five years

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Vishal Garg, founder, and CEO at Better.com

New York-based financial services firm Better.com has announced that it plans to bring on board 5,000 veterans and military spouses by the year 2025. The FinTech startup will be hiring 80 veterans through Shift.org.

The company claims to have grown 3x since the last year, hired 800 employees, and opened three new offices. By early 2020, Better.com plans to have offices in Las Vegas, Kansas City, and Honolulu also, according to a statement.

Better.com is following int the footsteps of fellow tech companies including Amazon, Dell, Uber, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who also pledged to hire veterans and military spouses.

“Veterans are an untapped source of talent that learned, operated and adapted to some of the world’s most innovative technologies from VR to robotics, nuclear technology and cyber,” Vishal Garg, CEO, and Founder of Better.com said.

“…we deeply value people with discipline, confidence, a strong work ethic, leadership skills and most importantly a desire to selflessly serve others – all skills that veterans have earned in the military, which often get overlooked and underappreciated,” he added.

Shift.org is a career change platform that translates military experience into tangible skills that employers need and readies military veterans to apply their service to a new mission. It leverages technology, military expertise and industry insight to help companies tap the service members.

Better.com is a mortgage startup. The FinTech disruptor has revolutionized the home-financing ecosystem, replacing it with a digitized process that eliminates commissions, fees, unnecessary steps, and time-consuming appointments. In 2019, the company launched homeowner’s insurance, title insurance, and real estate network. It has raised over $250 million in equity capital and is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, American Express Ventures, Ally Financial, Citi and other investors.

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