Blend

Bring simplicity and transparency to consumer lending. We form partnerships with banks and lenders to ensure consumers have access to a less stressful, more accessible lending experience.

Founded 2012
201-500 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Insurance
  • Headquarters address
    415 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

    About Us

    Blend is building a digital platform to make it easier for consumers to get loans of all types. This means engineers get to work on both enterprise and consumer software and invent an entirely new consumer lending experience that's simpler and more transparent while ensuring broader access for all types of borrowers.

    We are doubling in size over the next year and are building a diverse set of products in new verticals. As we're growing, we need world-class engineers to help us scale and bring us to the next level.

    Our Vision

    We envision a future where Blend powers a healthier financial future for millions. When lenders are freed to provide proactive guidance, everyone benefits. The future of lending will be enabled by one-tap access to the world’s monetary resources.

    Our Principles

    Embrace the difficult path: We think beyond shortcuts and invest in solving the right problems.

    Decisions over outcomes: We focus on improving our decision-making quality instead of fixating on immediate outcomes.

    Working “smart” is not enough: We view working “smart” as just the start. Working smart and hard drives improvements and accelerates career growth.

    Empowerment over control: We hire world-class talent and trust each individual to make decisions in their area of responsibility.

    Our origins

    Great ideas are born from foundational experiences. Explore the seeds of Blend’s growth through the eyes of co-founder and CEO Nima Ghamsari.
    https://vimeo.com/288628928

    One mission. One team.

    Inclusive access is at the core of everything we do. We’re a fun-loving, hard-working group advocating tirelessly for a healthier, more transparent financial ecosystem — one that benefits all consumers. We’re a team that really (no, really) cares about what we do.

    Tech stack

    Node.js, Typescript, Go, React, Kubernetes, Postgres, AWS

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Showers
    Blend - As of May 1st, 2018, Blend officially has 300 full-time employees across the U.S., and we are so very excited. We celebrated at our SF HQ with a happy hour and giant charcuterie board in the shape of the number 300.
    Blend - Blend's brand new office all lit up for Pride week!
    Blend - #Blendsanity (our basketball club) brought their A-game @sfsocialsports. As a Blend employee, you can get a quarterly budget for any club or "Blub" with 5 people or more!
    Blend - Introducing Food Truck Friday's this year to Blend's amazing weekly catered lunches and dinners.
    Blend - Celebrating our feature in the Wall Street Journal with some New York coffee and bagels at our brand new HQ in SF. Read all about our $100mm Series D from Greylock and how we're helping power Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank.
    Blend - We are ramping up hiring at Blend, visit https://blend.com/careers/ to see more.
    Blend - Our CEO Nima Ghamsari hosting former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and some of his colleagues at Blend HQ for an inspiring session on leadership and facing the challenges that come with rapid growth.
    Blend - At Blend, employee experience is everything to us. That's why we're so proud to be on @linkedin's Top Companies | Startups List for 2017.