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  • Real estate lending platform PeerStreet raises nearly $30 million

    Funding led by new investor World Innovation Lab
    PeerStreet, an online marketplace for real estate-backed loans, boasts some big names among its investors, including Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Michael Burry, one of the featured players in The Big Short. Now, PeerStreet is adding more names to its investor roster, as the company announced Thursday that it raised $29.5 million in its Series B round of funding.
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  • Former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney founds new lending startup, pivots to blockchain

    Figure will specialize in home equity lending
    After abruptly resigning from SoFi amid a swirling controversy about the workplace culture at the online lender, Mike Cagney has resurfaced… and he’s pivoting to blockchain. Cagney helped found a new lending startup called Figure, which will apparently be specializing in home equity lending with blockchain technology serving as a key component of the company’s business plan.
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  • Better Mortgage becomes billion-dollar originator

    Saw 400% year-over-year increase in users
    Online lender Better Mortgage, which launched in January 2016, recently surpassed $1 billion in mortgage originations. According to data provided by the company, Better Mortgage claims it was the third fastest online lender to reach $1 billion in originations, trailing only Goldman Sachs’ Marcus and SoFi.
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  • Guaranteed Rate hires Quicken Loans exec Craig Lombardi to grow online division

    Replaces Scott Stephen, who was promoted to chief growth officer
    Guaranteed Rate, one of the nation’s largest retail mortgage lenders, is looking to grow its online lending platform, and is bringing in Quicken Loans’ director of mortgage banking to lead the push. Craig Lombardi replaces Scott Stephen, who Guaranteed Rate promoted to chief growth officer.
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  • SoFi pushing further into mortgages by acquiring tech teams from startup Clara Lending

    Bloomberg reports that SoFi wants to hire 100 engineers
    It’s been a little more than three years since SoFi expanded into mortgage lending, and while the company has since grown into one of the largest online residential mortgage retailers, it seems that’s not enough for SoFi. SoFi appears to be planning a larger push into mortgages, going so far as to buy some of the technology expertise of another mortgage lending startup.
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  • loanDepot unveils ambitions to expand beyond lending into entire real estate transaction

    Wants to connect approved homebuyers with real estate agents
    loanDepot is already one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, but now, the company wants to become a much larger part of the home buying process. On Tuesday, loanDepot unveiled an ambitious new plan that will see the lender expand beyond simply lending a borrower the money to buy a home into facilitating the entire real estate transaction.
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  • SoFi officially taps Twitter exec Anthony Noto to be new CEO

    Replaces Mike Cagney, who stepped down last year amid controversy
    SoFi has found its new leader. The online lender announced Tuesday morning that it selected Twitter Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto to be the company’s new CEO. Noto replaces Mike Cagney, who abruptly resigned as CEO back in September with the company embroiled in controversy.
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  • SoFi reportedly wants Twitter COO Anthony Noto as its new CEO

    WSJ reports that online lender offered job to former Goldman Sachs banker
    It appears that SoFi thinks that Twitter Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto is the right person to lead the online lender out of its recent rough patch. SoFi has been on the hunt for a new CEO following Mike Cagney's abrupt resignation back in September amid controversy.
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  • Matic Insurance Services partners with Roostify to streamline homeowners insurance

    Matic software to integrate with Roostify’s digital lending platforms
    Roostify, an automated lending technology provider and HousingWire 2017 Tech 100 winner, announced a partnership with Matic Insurance Services, a digital homeowners insurance agency for mortgage borrowers. The integrations brings one of the final steps in the home-buying process online.
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  • SoFi CEO Mike Cagney stepping down as company fights sexual harassment claims

    Cagney is also company’s co-founder, plans to step down by end of 2017
    For at least the second time this year, the CEO of a white-hot Silicon Valley startup is stepping down amid controversy. Earlier this year, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down as the company fought back against months of bad publicity and complaints about the company’s culture. And late Monday, San Francisco-based Social Finance, better known as SoFi, announced that its CEO and co-founder, Mike Cagney, plans to step down by the end of the year.
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