Why we built Lilly
We know how daunting it can be to think about retirement — and we know what happens when you don't think about it at all.
Amanda, Kori, and Jeremy — Lilly's founding team — all grew up in blue collar households where savings were hard to come by and retirement was an afterthought. We watched our families struggle to decide whether to pay bills or enjoy life, without having the means to plan for a future beyond work. When you're choosing between putting food on the table, paying for a dentist visit or sending your kid on a field trip, putting money aside for retirement seems like a low priority...until it's not.
A lot of American families know this struggle. As of 2022, 64% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and more than half say they're behind on retirement savings. But in a time when there are more opportunities than ever before to save, build or create wealth right on your phone, it doesn't have to be this way. The key is finding the right tool to help you set and meet your long-term retirement goals — and to make it so simple and seamless that you don't even have to think about it.
That's where Lilly comes in.
Our founding team has done some pretty impressive things over the years. They’ve been some of the first team members grinding it out at small startups, operated as founders and co-founders of their own ventures and focused on strategy and implementation as executives at larger companies. They now bring this wealth of knowledge together to create a new mission-driven company.
We’re a 100% remote company, with a “hire the best, and get the heck out of their way” philosophy. We want everyone to feel in control and have the power to make important decisions with product, design, brand and company direction. We are constantly on the lookout for super talented people regardless of education, location or experience in this space. If this mission is something you can get behind, then come say hi.
We hate to brag, but our supporting cast is the best of the best. Some of the smartest founders, angels and employees from the biggest companies in the world are backing Lilly.