Point's 2018 highlights

Here's an overview of what happened at Point in 2018.

Point Editorial Team
December 30, 2018

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Atalaya commits $150 million to Point’s Home Equity Investment (HEI) platform

Palo Alto, Calif., April 18, 2018 — Point, a leading financial technology platform that allows homeowners to unlock home equity wealth without taking on new debt, announced today that it has agreed to a forward flow purchase program with investment firm Atalaya Capital Management to purchase up to $150 million of Point’s structured home equity investment instruments.

“We’re thrilled with our progress at Point this past year, proving out the platform and bolstering a housing finance product that fundamentally aligns homeowners with investors,” said Eddie Lim, co-founder and chief executive officer of Point.

“The partnership with Atalaya allows us to bring our product to many more homeowners and otherwise enhances our operating platform. With Atalaya’s investment, we will continue improving our marketing infrastructure, underwriting automation, data assets and other tools to continue to drive value for homeowners and investors in the structured home equity arena.”

Point is transforming home ownership by providing consumers with access to the available wealth in their homes without incurring additional leverage and debt service, something that is very valuable to a wide swath of consumers. The flow arrangement announced today with Atalaya will enable Point to grow its originations and support the company’s mission of helping homeowners improve their financial and property health.

“Atalaya was impressed with Point’s track record developing this emerging asset class, one that strongly correlates with our existing investment strategies,” said Raymond Chan, partner at Atalaya Capital Management. “Atalaya is extremely impressed with Point’s management team and existing financial sponsors. We are excited to join Point and help them continue bringing their innovative and valuable consumer financing solutions to a very large addressable market. Atalaya has significant experience investing and scaling with partners within both the real estate and specialty finance verticals, and we believe that our capital and collaboration will help Point successfully execute on its business plan.”

Currently, Point invests in homes across California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Colorado, with plans to roll out to additional markets throughout 2018.

Point began originating its structured home equity investment products in 2015. The Company is backed by some of the nation’s leading venture capital firms and individual investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Ribbit Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Vikram Pandit, and Laurence Tosi.

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