Having opened for enterprise in Michigan and Ohio, the acquisition mortgage fintech is now up and operating in seven states.
Tomo, the fintech launched final 12 months by former Zillow executives Greg Schwartz and Carey Armstrong with a decent deal with buy loans, has introduced a $40 million Collection A funding spherical that the corporate says greater than doubles its valuation to $640 million.
Tomo stated it can use the brand new funding to extend its investments in software program improvement, knowledge science and business relations. The corporate is at present seeking to fill openings in enterprise improvement, design, engineering, authorized and compliance, advertising, human assets, product, and mortgage operations and gross sales.
Tomo additionally introduced that it’s now working in seven states, having opened up for enterprise in Michigan and Ohio. The corporate had beforehand launched providers in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Texas and Washington. In line with the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System, Tomo Mortgage is additionally licensed in Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.
SVB Capital led the Collection A elevate, with participation from earlier traders Ribbit Capital, NFX and Zigg Capital, plus new traders Telesoft Companions and proptech enterprise capital agency Parker89.
“In lower than a 12 months since they launched their on-line platform, the workforce at Tomo has confirmed they’ve the drive and the expertise to remodel the mortgage business,” stated Tilli Bannett, managing associate at SVB Capital, in a press release. “And that’s why SVB Capital led this spherical, after investing within the firm’s seed spherical. We imagine they’re constructing an organization that can reshape how individuals purchase properties.”
Tomo claims that by specializing in buy loans and pairing its know-how with native specialists, it could actually ship homebuyers a “less complicated, sooner, cheaper mortgage expertise.”
Tomo Mortgage matches homebuyers with associate actual property brokers by means of its sister firm, Tomo Brokerage. Tomo Mortgage LLC and Tomo Brokerage Inc. are owned by father or mother firm Tomo Networks Inc.
Tomo began off the 12 months by increasing into Florida, Connecticut and Colorado and including jumbo mortgages of as much as $3 million to its product lineup.
“We’re maniacally targeted on enhancing the acquisition mortgage expertise and have by no means been distracted by the non permanent earnings of the refi enterprise,” stated Greg Schwartz, Tomo’s chief government officer and co-founder, in a press release. “As properties proceed to promote at a fast clip, this focus has allowed us to sidestep the dysfunction that many lenders now discover themselves in and to make big leaps ahead in serving homebuyers and partnering with actual property brokers.”
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