Fast Company Announces 2018 Most Innovative Companies

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Company today announced its list of the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018 and Ladder is ranked among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance. Ladder launched the LadderLife(TM) product in January 2017 with the goal of reinventing life insurance to be instant, simple and smart. Ladder has built its proprietary technology from the ground up, enabling the company to quickly innovate with its product.

Today's tech-savvy, self-directed consumers have come to expect digital, on-demand options in nearly every other area of their financial lives, yet the traditional process of securing life insurance is antiquated and burdensome. Ladder is relentlessly focused on the end-user and the company has developed a fully-digital process that, not only eliminates complexities for consumers --- such as meetings with agents and stacks of paperwork, but also provides them remarkable value.

"We're honored to be included among this inspiring class of innovators from around the world, and we're dedicated to simplifying the life insurance process for consumers," said Jamie Hale, Ladder CEO and co-founder. "We're fortunate to have built a highly-driven team of talented experts -- without which, none of this would be possible -- and I thank each of them for all of their contributions."

Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies issue recognizes pioneering companies across categories from finance to artificial intelligence to wellness. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies--many of which were identified by a new MIC submission process--to create these lists.

"At a time marked by political and economic uncertainty, Ladder's ability to rise to the top of its field is especially meaningful and inspiring," added David Lidsky, Fast Company's Deputy Editor. "We're excited to welcome Ladder to a dynamic, inspiring class of companies from around the world."

Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2018) is now available online at, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27.

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