In the Money

Roostify raises $25 million to fund growth of digital lending platform

Powers digital mortgage process for JPMorgan Chase, others
Roostify, which powers the digital mortgage process for lenders like Guild Mortgage and will soon serve as the backbone of JPMorgan Chase’s digital mortgage process, announced Thursday that it raised $25 million in its Series B funding round. The company plans to use the money to accelerate its growth.
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Mobile digital mortgage platform StreamLoan raises $2 million in seed capital

Company founded in 2015
StreamLoan, a tech company that provides a mobile-focused digital mortgage platform, announced this week that it raised $2 million in seed capital to fund its growth. According to the company, its seed round investors included Acorn Pacific Ventures, Whitespace Capital, Steve Weston, the former CEO of Barclays Mortgage Bank, and Rajiv Krishnarao, the director of finance at Uber.
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Fannie Mae needs billions from Treasury for the first time since 2012. What happened?

Credit the Republican tax plan, and much more
If you’ve been playing close attention, you knew this day was coming, but that doesn’t make it any less shocking. Fannie Mae needs money from the government for the first time since 2012. So, how did we get here? The easy answer is to blame the Republican tax plan, and in many ways, that’s correct… but it’s far more complicated than that.
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Real estate technology company Homesnap secures $14 million in funding

Money will be used to boost offerings for real estate agents
Homesnap, a real estate technology company that provides a mobile productivity app and marketing platform for real estate brokers, agents and clients, announced this week that it plans to grow its offerings thanks to $14 million in new funding. The new investment brings the total capital raised by Homesnap to more than $32 million.
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Real estate and fintech solution CertifID raises $1.7M in seed round financing

Initial round led by Wakestream Ventures
Authentication software provider CertifID announced it has raised $1.7 million in its seed round of financing, led by Wakestream Ventures. The company was founded in 2017 by the owners and founders of Sun Title, and entrepreneur Tyler Adams, after Sun Title fell victim to a social engineering fraud scheme that cost the company almost $200,000.
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Nationstar (aka Mr. Cooper) merging with WMIH Corp. in $3.8 billion deal

WMIH is former parent company of Washington Mutual
For more than 11 years, Fortress Investment Group controlled Nationstar Mortgage, the nonbank now known as Mr. Cooper, via majority ownership in the company’s shares. But that’s about to change. Nationstar announced Tuesday morning that it is merging with WMIH Corp., the former parent company of Washington Mutual in a $3.8 billion deal.
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Lennar completes CalAtlantic merger

Merger creates nation’s largest homebuilder
Lennar has completed its previously announced merger with CalAtlantic, creating the nation’s largest homebuilder. Lennar will now own or control approximately 250,000 home sites and be actively selling homes in 1,300 residential communities in 21 states.
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Black Knight nets $111M in profit on new tax code

"Another successful year for Black Knight"
Mortgage analytics and software provider Black Knight announced its results for both the fourth quarter of 2017 and for the full year. The company reports revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 2% to $267.5 million from $261.5 million in the prior year quarter.
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