How Rhino took its mission-driven culture online

Rhino is redefining what it means to inspire people in a remote world.

Rhino’s mission is to make renting smarter and more affordable for renters. Our dedication to this mission informs everything we do — including our decision to go remote in 2020 to make sure the renters who rely on us wouldn’t have interruptions in their coverage.

We built our company culture on values that grow with us.

When the COVID-19 pandemic put the world on pause, our team was made up of 55 people headquartered in NYC with only 15% of our employee workforce distributed across the country.

  • We act with intention
  • We put community first
  • We push forward
  • We create choice

Our workplace reflects the world we want to see.

When Rhino was founded in 2017, security deposit insurance was unheard of. Now, it’s a more accessible financial choice for renters across the country, with our company gaining significant investment from the tech community.

  • We cover 90% of employee health premiums through our comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage because everyone has health on the mind right now.
  • We offer competitive parental leave so families can grow during a time when parents are being asked to take on additional roles of daycare provider, teacher, and more.
  • We offer 401k options for employees to start building and saving for the future.

Creating a sense of belonging helps us maximize success.

The best way to build a security deposit insurance product for every American renter is by creating a team with the same diversity of background, thought, and experience that we see throughout America and the world.

  • Hiring: Includes auditing our current hiring practices, incentivizing referrals that create a diverse workforce, and engaging in hiring-specific implicit bias training.
  • Professional Development: Includes creating a sense of belonging with our employee mentorship “Oxpecker” program, establishing function-specific subcommittees, and diversifying our external consultants
  • Education Initiatives: Includes company-wide implicit bias training, company-wide courageous conversation workshops, and education about the history of discrimination in multifamily housing.

Our mission is to give renters financial alternatives to afford the homes they want.