About Us

Our mission is to make construction safe and sustainable through innovative insurance products.

About our values

We love working on real world problems with meaningful people.

And have fun doing it!
Crossing the aisle
We are bridging the gap between technology and underwriting: two industries with very different histories, cultures, and toolkits. Our greatest strength as a team is building empathy and appreciation into our product development lifecycle.
We are the product
Our team is our product, constantly iterating to make ourselves better. We don’t have all the answers, but good ideas come from anyone at anytime.
Be a builder
Raise the bar, take pride in your work, and get shit done. Doing these things with care and craft in mind are all part of being a builder. This mindset extends beyond just building products but also to how we approach challenges.
Embrace the adventure
Building a startup is hard work, so why not have fun doing it? During the interview we want to hear about your interests and quirks, and we can’t wait to tell you about all of ours! Whether it’s in the office or at a company offsite our silliness and community is what defines the spirit of our team.
About our team

We are a small but mighty group of builders with backgrounds across traditional insurance, construction tech, fintech, and beyond.

Our team has more than 50+ years of combined construction underwriting experience, paired with engineers and designers with background across tech, big and small, in Silicon Valley. We index on the areas that you cannot teach such as ambition, curiosity, and eagerness to learn. We’re looking for team players who are passionate about our mission to create a lasting impact on one of the most important industries in the world.
Moments from the journey

Our many adventures together so far

About where we work

The magic happens in person

At Shepherd, we prioritize working together in person whenever possible. We understand this might not be for everyone, but working on complex problems often requires a deeper level of collaboration. Our sunny San Francisco office in FiDi is where we come together to do our best work.
Interview Process

Next steps

Phone Interview
The purpose is to learn about your experience, what gets you motivated, and your career goals
This is typically a pretty casual conversation, and will take about 30 minutes
Meet some team members over lunch
An opportunity to meet some of your potential future teammates and learn about what we do at Shepherd
Take home challenge (engineering and product)
We don’t do leetcode!
We have designed our own take-home tech or product challenge which typically takes a few hours over the course of a week
In person interviews (+ tech challenge review for engineering and product)
An opportunity to meet with the team in person and learn more about your experience. You'll meet more members of your prospective team - whether that be engineering and product, underwriting, or customer experience
Interview with the Founders
Meet with the remaining co-founders
Talk about the company, our strategy, and why we're building Shepherd. Ask us questions!
We subscribe to "first and best" and use industry data to formulate compensation. We believe a first offer should represent how we value each individual’s skill set and work experience, not what we expect to arrive at after a negotiation
We move fast! We understand your time is valuable and you may be considering a number of opportunities. We have hired employees from beginning to end in as little as two weeks
We move as fast as you want. Our interview process is streamlined to get to know each other but can be shortened to ~2 weeks if needed.
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Benefits & Perks

Paid lunch, snacks, and craft coffee in the office every day

100% employer contribution to top-tier health, dental, and vision insurance

401K Retirement Planning

Unlimited PTO

Fidi Office with a beautiful patio and dog-friendly

We workout, ski, hike and do many activities together

Our investors

Backed by industry-leaders pushing the boundaries of insurance & technology

Natalie Sandman
Natalie Sandman
General Partner, Spark Capital
Courtney Buie Lipkin
Courtney Buie Lipkin
Partner, Susa Ventures
Clelia Warburg Peters
Clelia Warburg Peters
Managing Partner, Era Ventures
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