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Valon Mortgage

Homeowner-first approach to homeownership

201-500 employees
  • Fintech
  • B2C
  • Mortgages
  • Home improvement
  • Financial Services
  • SaaS
  • Social Impact
88 University Pl, New York, NY 10003, US

Company mission

To champion homeowners on their financial journey, as the partner they trust with their home and future.

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21% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Theo Margolius

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Valon is attempting to bring smoother, clearer customer service to the often unsophisticated industry of mortgage services. Its cloud-native mobile platform allows borrowers to make payments and manage escrow accounts while avoiding time-consuming call centers, inaccurate information and poorly designed websites. In turn, lenders can use the platform to request API feeds to gather information on customer performance.

The company is aiming to disrupt and bring down the costs in a market that it sees as heavily monopolized, and which is largely devoid of customer-oriented innovation. Currently, mortgage servicing giant Black Knight controls over half of all residential loans in the US, the result of which has seen a 250% increase in servicing costs in the last decade.

Valon's growth so far has been remarkable. The company went from zero contracts in 2019 to $10 billion in mortgages in 2020. Its remarkable growth attracted over $70 million in funding in 2021. On top of this boost, it has further diversified its capabilities to include servicing government-sponsored home loans from the Federal National Mortgage Association.

Benefits

  • Commuter Benefits
  • Fully Covered Healthcare Premiums on Zero Deductible Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Sick Days
  • Equity Packages
  • Generous Vacation Policy + Multiple Company Holidays
  • Provided Laptop, Custom Acessories, and Ergonomic Equipment
  • Paid Parental Leave

Company values

  • One Team, One Dream - We believe we can only accomplish our mission as a team
  • Wait, But Why - We believe in thinking deeply, making decisions methodically, and precise communication
  • Owners Take Out The Trash - Owners take pride in their homes; we bring that mentality to everything we do at Valon
  • Scrappy Not Crappy - We believe in progress over perfection, at the same time, we operate in a highly regulated space so we can’t sacrifice excellence for agility
  • Floor To Ceiling Windows - We practice transparency for our homeowners and each other—we believe the truth and shared context best empower everybody to make the most informed decision

Funding (last 2 of 5 rounds)

Aug 2022

$61.5m

LATE VC

Nov 2021

$43.9m

EARLY VC

$179.1m

Total funding

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Founders

Studied Computer Science at Harvard. Interned as a Software Engineer at The White House, and Google. Was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Spent 4 years as a Principal to Soros Fund Management.

Studied Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Worked for over 5 years at Twilio, promoted from Software Engineer Intern to Engineering Manager.

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