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Founder Stories Podcast: Athena Home Loans and the trillion dollar mortgage market

Athena Home Loans is the first home loan challenger to pursue a truly “full stack” model, controlling the experience end-to-end

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August 2, 2020

Founder Stories Podcast: Athena Home Loans and the trillion dollar mortgage market

Athena Home Loans is the first home loan challenger to pursue a truly “full stack” model, controlling the experience end-to-end

Kate Stannett

Athena Home Loans is the first home loan challenger to pursue a truly “full stack” model, controlling the experience end-to-end, from attracting and engaging customers and originating loans, through to its own funding sources. As a digital native without the legacy systems of incumbent mortgage lenders, Athena can offer a high-quality, reliable, flexible and efficient customer experience. Athena Home Loans broke the record for the largest capital raise completed entirely from local backers, raising $90 million in funding.

Join Nathan and Michael as they take us through some of their greatest life lessons: Their early experiences founding iSelect and NABTrade; Why they hired their entire executive team before building a single product; Why startups should be happy to dance with the hippos; Why Australia is a phenomenal place to build a FinTech startup.

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