Human Interest

Human Interest is an affordable, full-service 401(k) provider that seeks to make it easy for small and medium-sized businesses to help their employees save for retirement.

Human Interest empowers all businesses, no matter their size, to safeguard the financial futures of their employees.

Human Interest was founded in 2015 by Roger Lee and Paul Sawaya. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Human Interest has built a digital retirement benefits platform from the ground up, using modern technology combined with human expertise. The platform allows customers to launch a retirement plan in minutes and put it on autopilot, while delivering exceptional participation and savings rates for employees.


Human Interest works with “every kind of SMB” — from tech startups to law offices, from dentists to dog walkers, manufacturing firms and social justice nonprofits. Customers include a San Francisco Bay Area electrician company, a Denver-based  pizza chain and a Seattle-based chain of gas stations and convenience stores.


Human Interest has helped over 3,000 businesses across America to offer retirement accounts to their more than 80,000 employees.


Human Interest is backed by BlackRock, TPG’s The Rise Fund, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, NewView Capital, Glynn Capital, Wing Venture Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital, Uncork Capital, and others. The company raised a new financing on Jan 13, 2023. This brings Human Interest's total funding to approximately $500M to date. Human Interest was valued at at $1B in its $200M financing raised in Aug 2021.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: Approx. $500M over 9 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Private Equity)
  • Yearly Revenue: $80M-$100M (FY- 2022)
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1B as of August 04, 2021
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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