Origin overview

Origin is a platform that provides insurance and financial services. It helps employees understand their finances and plan accordingly, whether it be in regard to retirement, debts or mortgage. It can also help to create savings goals, and break down spending habits so users can understand where their money goes each month.

Origin provides 1:1 financial planning sessions, as well as a centralised platform for reviewing financial roadmaps, progress tracking, and education on investments, savings, insurance, budgeting and more. It also advises employees on their tailored compensation and benefits.

Origin's clients include Modern Health, Clover, Nextdoor and Fuze.

Origin raised $12m in funding in June 2020. The startup is backed by the Founders Fund, General Catalyst and Felicis Ventures.

The company raised $56m in Series B funding, at a $400m company valuation, in August 2021. The fresh funds are to support product innovation following an uptick in demand for financial planning benefits from the pandemic.

In September 2021 Origin launched the Origin Diversity Program to improve accessibility in financial literacy education to marginalised communities.

Also in September 2021 Origin partnered with Sequoia, to offer their customers access to Origin's services via the Sequoia mobile app.

The startup was founded by Matt Watson, whose previous insurtech company Indio was acquired in late 2019 by Applied Systems.

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San Francisco, United States

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Key people

Matthew Watson Founder and CEO
Cara Allamano Advisor
Matt Watson Founder & CEO
João de Paula Co-Founder and CTO
Ryan Xue Head of Strategy and Operations
Katie Doyle VP of Marketing