Exhibit 10.22


Hippo Analytics Inc.

Stewart Ellis

4121 Wisteria Ln

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Dear Stewart,

On behalf of Hippo Analytics Inc., (the “Company” and “Hippo Insurance”), I am pleased to offer you employment in the position of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) (reporting to Co-Founder & CEO). This letter sets out the terms of your employment with the Company, which will start on February 25, 2019.

You will be paid a starting base salary of US $250,000 per year, paid semi-monthly, less applicable tax and other withholdings plus a $50,000 signing bonus. This position is an exempt position, which means you are paid for the job and not by the hour. Accordingly, you will not receive overtime pay if you work more than 8 hours in a workday or 40 hours in a workweek.

Hippo Insurance, through TriNet, offers a full range of benefits for you and your qualified dependents as outlined in the attached Summary of Benefits. An overview of our benefits program will be given to you during your first week of employment. Details about these benefits is included with this letter, and additional information will be available on-line on the terms and conditions included in the Terms and Conditions Agreement (TCA) each new employee must accept in order to access TriNet’s online self-service portal, TriNet Passport. You will be eligible to participate in group health insurance, 401(k), short and long-term disability and various other programs, in accordance with the Company’s benefit plan. The Company reserves the right to change or otherwise modify, in its sole discretion, the benefits offered to employees to conform to the Company’s general policies as they may be changed from time to time.

Subject to the approval of the board of directors of the Company, and compliance with all applicable laws, you will be eligible to receive 379,433 options at an exercise price per share equal to the fair market value of a share of the Company on the date of grant that is currently $2.32 per share.

The Company shall fund the early exercise and purchase of these shares of Common Stock of the Company on your behalf through a loan to you in the total sum of $ 880,285 – such loan shall be provided, following your commencement date and the grant of such options, pursuant and subject to a loan agreement under terms and conditions to be agreed by you and the Company. Upon such early exercise, such shares shall become Restricted Stock and be subject to, a reverse vesting mechanism, and repurchase (buy back) right of the Company upon termination of employment. In case of termination of your employment for any reason, including your resignation, the Company shall buy back any unvested options.

Such Options shall be subject to a vesting schedule as follows: 25% of the Options shall vest upon the first anniversary, as of February 25, 2020, and the rest of the Options shall vest on a quarterly basis, until the fourth anniversary (i.e. February 25, 2023), on which date, subject to the vesting conditions, all remaining unvested Options shall vest. The Options shall be subject to the terms of the Company’s Option Plan, an option agreement to be executed by and between you and the Company. Vesting of the



Options shall be subject to a 100% acceleration of unvested Options if all of the following three conditions are met: (i) a Sale Event (as defined in the Options Plan) is consummated, (ii) within 30 days prior to such Sale Event you continue to have a Service Relationship (as defined in the Option Plan), and (iii) your employment is Constructively Terminated or terminated without Cause (as such terms are defined below) within 12 months following the consummation of such Sale Event. You acknowledge that you will be required to execute additional documents in compliance with the applicable tax laws, any other applicable law and the Company’s internal policies.

“Cause” means (i) your intentional dishonest statements or acts with respect to the Company or any Affiliate of the Company, or any current or prospective customers, suppliers vendors or other third parties with which such entity does business; (ii) your commission of (A) a felony or (B) any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, deceit, dishonesty or fraud; (iii) your failure to perform your material assigned duties and responsibilities to the reasonable satisfaction of the Company which failure continues, in the reasonable judgment of the Company, after written notice given to the grantee by the Company and a period cure of 30 days provided a cure is possible; (iv) your gross negligence, willful misconduct or insubordination with respect to the Company or any Affiliate of the Company provided you receive written notice of the basis for cause a period to cure of 30 days provided a cure is possible; or (v) your material violation of any provision of any agreement(s) between you and the Company relating to noncompetition, no solicitation, nondisclosure and/or assignment of inventions provided you receive written notice of the basis for cause a period to cure of 30 days provided a cure is possible.

“Constructive Termination” means any of the following taken without your written consent and provided (a) the Company receives, within thirty (30) days following the occurrence of any of the events set forth in clauses (i) through (iii) below, written notice from you specifying the specific basis for your belief that your employment has been constructively terminated, (b) the Company fails to cure the event constituting Constructive Termination within thirty (30) days after receipt of such written notice thereof, and (c) you terminate employment within fifteen (15) days following expiration of such cure period: (i) a material reduction in your compensation (if such reduction in compensation does not occur in combination with a reduction in compensation for the entire executive team); (ii) a material change in your title, duties, reporting relationship or responsibilities; or (iii) any act of the Company requiring you to relocate your living residence more than thirty five (35) miles from the Company’s current office location.

Your employment with the Company is “at will.” This means it is for no specified term and may be terminated by you or the Company at any time, with or without cause or advance notice. In addition, the Company reserves the right to modify your compensation, position, duties or reporting relationship to meet business needs and to decide on appropriate discipline.

This offer is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. As a condition of your employment, you will be required to sign the Company’s standard form of employee nondisclosure and assignment agreement (a copy of which is enclosed), and to provide the Company with documents establishing your identity and right to work in the United States. Those documents must be provided to the Company within three business days of your employment start date.

In the event of any dispute or claim relating to or arising out of your employment relationship with the Company, this agreement, or the termination of your employment with the Company for any reason (including, but not limited to, any claims of breach of contract, defamation, wrongful termination or age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, religious creed, physical or mental disability or medical condition or other discrimination, retaliation or harassment), you and the Company agree that all such disputes shall be fully resolved by confidential, binding arbitration conducted by a single arbitrator agreed by the parties. You and the Company hereby waive your respective rights to have any such disputes or claims tried before a judge or jury.



Please note that because of employer regulations adopted in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, within three (3) business days of starting your new position you will need to present documentation demonstrating that you have authorization to work in the United States. If you have questions about this requirement, which applies to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike, you may contact our personnel office. Please bring the appropriate documents when you report for work. We will not be able to employ you if you fail to comply with this requirement.

This agreement and the non-disclosure and the option agreement referred to above constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company regarding the terms and conditions of your employment, and they supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, representations or agreements between you and the Company. The provisions of this agreement regarding “at will” employment and arbitration may only be modified by a document signed by you and an authorized representative of the Company.

This offer will remain open until end of business on Friday, January 11, 2019. If you decide to accept our offer, and I hope you will, please sign the enclosed copy of this letter in the space indicated and return it to me. Your signature will acknowledge that you have read and understood and agreed to the terms and conditions of this offer letter and the attached documents, if any. Should you have anything else that you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to call me.



/s/ Assaf Wand

  Assaf Wand

I agree to and accept employment with Hippo Analytics Inc. on the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement. I understand and agree that my employment with the Company is at-will.

I certify and acknowledge that I have carefully read all of the provisions of this Agreement and that I understand and will fully and faithfully comply with such provisions.



/s/ Assaf Wand


/s/ Stewart Ellis


Assaf Wand                                        


Stewart Ellis                                        

Title: CEO      
Dated: 2/5/2019     Dated: January 11, 2019




This Agreement sets forth in writing certain understandings and procedures in effect as of the date of my initial employment with Hippo Analytics Inc. (“Company”).



Duties. In return for the compensation now and hereafter paid to me, I will perform such duties for Company as the Company may designate from time to time. During my employment with Company, I will devote my best efforts to the interests of Company, will not engage in other employment or in any conduct in direct conflict with Company’s interests that would cause a material and substantial disruption to Company and will otherwise abide by all of Company’s policies and procedures. Furthermore, I will not (a) reveal, disclose or otherwise make available to any unauthorized person any Company password or key, whether or not the password or key is assigned to me or (b) obtain, possess or use in any manner a Company password or key that is not assigned to me. I will use my best efforts to prevent the unauthorized use of any laptop or personal computer, peripheral device, software or related technical documentation that the Company issues to me, and I will not input, load or otherwise attempt any unauthorized use of software in any Company computer, whether or not such computer is assigned to me.



“Proprietary Information” Definition. “Proprietary Information” includes (a) any information that is confidential or proprietary, technical or non-technical information of Company, including for example and without limitation, information related to Company Innovations (as defined in Section 4 below), concepts, techniques, processes, methods, systems, designs, computer programs, source documentation, trade secrets, formulas, development or experimental work, work in progress, forecasts, proposed and future products, marketing plans, business plans, customers and suppliers and any other nonpublic information that has commercial value or (b) any information Company has received from others that Company is obligated to treat as confidential or proprietary, which may be made known to me by Company, a third party or otherwise that I may learn during my employment with Company.



Ownership and Nondisclosure of Proprietary Information. All Proprietary Information and all worldwide: patents (including, but not limited to, any and all patent applications, patents, continuations, continuation-in-parts, reissues, divisionals, substitutions, and extensions), copyrights, mask works, trade secrets and other worldwide rights in and to the Proprietary Information are the property of Company, Company’s assigns, Company’s customers and Company’s suppliers, as applicable. I will not disclose any Proprietary Information to anyone outside Company, and I will use and disclose Proprietary Information to those inside Company only as necessary to perform my duties as an employee of Company. If I have any questions as to whether information is Proprietary Information, or to whom, if anyone, inside Company, any Proprietary Information may be disclosed, I will ask my manager at Company



“Innovations” Definition. In this Agreement, “Innovations” means all discoveries, designs, developments, improvements, inventions (whether or not protectable under patent laws), works of authorship, information fixed in any tangible medium of expression (whether or not protectable under copyright laws), trade secrets, know-how, ideas (whether or not protectable under trade secret laws), mask works, trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress.




Disclosure and License of Prior Innovations. I have listed on Exhibit A (“Prior Innovations”) attached hereto all Innovations relating in any way to Company’s business or demonstrably anticipated research and development or business, which were conceived, reduced to practice, created, derived, developed, or made by me prior to my employment with Company (collectively, the “Prior Innovations”). I represent that I have no rights in any such Company-related Innovations other than those Innovations listed in Exhibit A (“Prior Innovations”). If nothing is listed on Exhibit A (“Prior Innovations”), I represent that there are no Prior Innovations at the time of signing this Agreement. I hereby grant to Company and Company’s designees a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, fully paid-up license (with rights to sublicense through multiple tiers of sublicensees) to practice all patent, copyright, moral right, mask work, trade secret and other intellectual property rights relating to any Prior Innovations that I incorporate, or permit to be incorporated, in any Innovations that I, solely or jointly with others, conceive, develop or reduce to practice within the scope of my employment with Company (the “Company Innovations”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, I will not incorporate, or permit to be incorporated, any Prior Innovations in any Company Innovations without Company’s prior written consent.



Disclosure and Assignment of Company Innovations. I will promptly disclose and describe to Company all Company Innovations. I hereby do and will assign to Company or Company’s designee all my right, title, and interest in and to any and all Company Innovations. To the extent any of the rights, title and interest in and to Company Innovations cannot be assigned by me to Company, I hereby grant to Company an exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, irrevocable, worldwide license (with rights to sublicense through multiple tiers of sublicensees) to practice such non-assignable rights, title and interest, including, but not limited to, the right to make, use, sell, offer for sale, import, have made, and have sold, such Company Innovations. To the extent any of the rights, title and interest in and to Company Innovations can neither be assigned nor licensed by me to Company, I hereby irrevocably waive and agree never to assert such non-assignable and non-licensable rights, title and interest against Company, any of Company’s successors in interest, or any of Company’s customers. This Section 6 shall not apply to any Innovations that (a) do not relate, at the time of conception, reduction to practice, creation, derivation, development or making of such Innovation to Company’s business or actual or demonstrably anticipated research, development or business; and (b) were developed entirely on my own time; and (c) were developed without use of any of Company’s equipment, supplies, facilities or trade secret information; and (d) did not result from any work I performed for Company.



Future Innovations. I will disclose promptly in writing to Company all Innovations conceived, reduced to practice, created, derived, developed, or made by me within the scope of my employment with the Company and for three (3) months thereafter, whether or not I believe such Innovations are subject to this Agreement, to permit a determination by Company as to whether or not the Innovations should be considered Company Innovations. Company will receive any such information in confidence.




Notice of Nonassignable Innovations to Employees in California. This Agreement does not apply to an Innovation that qualifies fully as a nonassignable invention under the provisions of Section 2870 of the California Labor Code. I acknowledge that a condition for an Innovation to qualify fully as a non-assignable invention under the provisions of Section 2870 of the California Labor Code is that the invention must be protected under patent laws. I have reviewed the notification in Exhibit B (“Limited Exclusion Notification”) and agree that my signature acknowledges receipt of the notification.



Cooperation in Perfecting Rights to Company Innovations. I agree to perform, during and after my employment, all acts that Company deems necessary or desirable to permit and assist Company, at its expense, in obtaining and enforcing the full benefits, enjoyment, rights and title throughout the world in the Company Innovations as provided to Company under this Agreement. If Company is unable for any reason to secure my signature to any document required to file, prosecute, register or memorialize the assignment of any rights or application or to enforce any right under any Company Innovations as provided under this Agreement, I hereby irrevocably designate and appoint Company and Company’s duly authorized officers and agents as my agents and attorneys in fact to act for and on my behalf and instead of me to take all lawfully permitted acts to further the filing, prosecution, registration, memorialization of assignment, issuance, and enforcement of rights under such Innovations, all with the same legal force and effect as if executed by me. The foregoing is deemed a power coupled with an interest and is irrevocable.



Return of Materials. At any time upon Company’s request, and when my employment with Company is over, I will return all materials (including, without limitation, documents, drawings, papers, diskettes and tapes) containing or disclosing any Proprietary Information (including all copies thereof), as well as any keys, pass cards, identification cards, computers, printers, pagers, personal digital assistants or similar items or devices that the Company has provided to me. I will provide Company with a written certification of my compliance with my obligations under this Section.



No Violation of Rights of Third Parties. During my employment with Company, I will not (a) breach any agreement to keep in confidence any confidential or proprietary information, knowledge or data acquired by me prior to my employment with Company or (b) disclose to Company, or use or induce Company to use, any confidential or proprietary information or material belonging to any previous employer or any other third party. I am not currently a party, and will not become a party, to any other agreement that is in conflict, or will prevent me from complying, with this Agreement.



Survival. This Agreement (a) shall survive my employment by Company; (b) does not in any way restrict my right to resign or the right of Company to terminate my employment at any time, for any reason or for no reason; (c) inures to the benefit of successors and assigns of Company; and (d) is binding upon my heirs and legal representatives.



No Solicitation. During my employment with Company and for two (2) years thereafter, I will not solicit, encourage, or cause others to solicit or encourage any employees of Company to terminate their employment with Company.




No Disparagement. During my employment with Company and after the termination thereof, I will not disparage Company, its products, services, agents or employees.



Injunctive Relief. I agree that if I violate this Agreement, Company will suffer irreparable and continuing damage for which money damages are insufficient, and Company shall be entitled to injunctive relief and/or a decree for specific performance, and such other relief as may be proper (including money damages if appropriate), to the extent permitted by law.



Notices. Any notice required or permitted by this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered as follows, with notice deemed given as indicated: (a) by personal delivery, when actually delivered; (b) by overnight courier, upon written verification of receipt; (c) by facsimile transmission, upon acknowledgment of receipt of electronic transmission; or (d) by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, upon verification of receipt. Notices to me shall be sent to any address in Company’s records or such other address as I may provide in writing. Notices to Company shall be sent to Company’s Human Resources Department or to such other address as Company may specify in writing.



Governing Law; Forum. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and by the laws of the State of California, as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents. Company and I each irrevocably consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in California, as applicable, for any matter arising out of or relating to this Agreement, except that in actions seeking to enforce any order or any judgment of such federal or state courts located in California, such personal jurisdiction shall be nonexclusive. Additionally, notwithstanding anything in the foregoing to the contrary, a claim for equitable relief arising out of or related to this Agreement may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction.



Severability. If an arbitrator or court of law holds any provision of this Agreement to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, (a) that provision shall be deemed amended to provide Company the maximum protection permitted by applicable law and (b) the legality, validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected.



Waiver; Modification. If Company waives any term, provision or breach by me of this Agreement, such waiver shall not be effective unless it is in writing and signed by Company. No waiver shall constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent breach by me. This Agreement may be modified only if both Company and I consent in writing.



Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including any agreement to arbitrate claims or disputes relating to my employment that I may have signed in connection with my employment by Company, represents my entire understanding with Company with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all previous understandings, written or oral.



Exhibit A


Check one of the following:





YES, SUCH PRIOR INNOVATIONS EXIST AS DESCRIBED BELOW (include basic description of each Prior Innovation):

Exhibit B


THIS IS TO NOTIFY you in accordance with Section 2872 of the California Labor Code that the foregoing Agreement between you and Company does not require you to assign or offer to assign to Company any invention that you developed entirely on your own time without using Company’s equipment, supplies, facilities or trade secret information except for those inventions that either:



Relate at the time of conception or reduction to practice of the invention to Company’s business, or actual or demonstrably anticipated research or development of Company; or



Result from any work performed by you for Company.

To the extent a provision in the foregoing Agreement purports to require you to assign an invention otherwise excluded from the preceding Section , the provision is against the public policy of California and is unenforceable.

This limited exclusion does not apply to any patent or invention covered by a contract between Company and the United States or any of its agencies requiring full title to such patent or invention to be in the United States.

I ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT of a copy of this notification.



/s/ Assaf Wand


/s/ Stewart Ellis

By:   Assaf Wand                                             By:   Stewart Ellis                                        
Title: CEO      
Dated: 2/5/2019     Dated: January 11, 2019