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OwnHome

Founded in March 2021 OwnHome is Australia’s fastest-growing rent-to-buy platform helping Australians get into their home and onto the property ladder. On a mission to turn renters into homeowners, OwnHome delivers a certain, equitable path to homeownership for creditworthy, aspiring homeowners who do not yet have a sufficient deposit saved. Requiring a 2.5% initial contribution, OwnHome provides a smarter path to homeownership that allows customers to build a deposit toward their home, while they live in it, with a locked-in purchase price.

Founded: 

2021

First Date Invested: 

2022

Acquired: 

Fund: 

Venture

Public listing: 

First investment: 

Series A

Founded in: 

Australia
The Team

Founders

Tim Harley

Co-CEO and Co-Founder

James Bowe

Co-CEO and Co-Founder

"The feedback during our Seed round about what they'd like to see were incredibly great marching orders for Tim and I. It gave us such a clear North Star. It was incredibly helpful"

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James Bowe
OwnHome

"Square Peg came early and looked at a non traditional business with fresh eyes. I didn't expect them to support us for so long, but they kept investing in every round, supporting the company in the good & the bad times. The team is a down to earth, extremely professional group of people, who's fun to work with and sees beyond the hype."

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Shimon Elkabetz
Tomorrow.io

"Square Peg really back their portfolio companies for the long run. They bring multidisciplinary expertise in many different industries, which is hugely insightful for a scaling company."

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Natali Tshuva
Sternum

"Square Peg's focus on the team and culture at StashAway was refreshing. It's a unique approach that has continued as we've grown the company over time."

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Michele Ferrario
StashAway

"It's rare to find investors who care about the culture, people and founders of an organisation in a truly authentic way. When we first met, the team had already gone so deep on researching our market that it blew me away."

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Manuri Gunawardena
HealthMatch

"Partnering with Square Peg was a natural choice for us—it’s always exciting to work with and learn from entrepreneur-driven investors on what it takes to build a successful business. Their support remains pivotal to our purpose to connect business builders with borderless opportunities in every corner of the world."

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Jack Zhang
Airwallex

"Square Peg bring a really broad, global perspective. Their team are spread across four continents and this global POV comes through in every piece of advice and feedback from the team."

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George Peppou
Vow

"We are proud to be part of the Square Peg community; and it is a real community! There have been so many great events and the founder conference in San Francisco was amazing, but it is the small things that make the difference and signal that we aren’t doing this alone."

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Emma Weston
AgriDigital

"The Square Peg team is very involved (in a good way!), to the point they feel like an extension of our team. Being connected to the Square Peg stable of portfolio companies is incredibly helpful as there is always another company that has prior experience on a topic we are facing."

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Daniel Danilatos
Neara

"The support we get from every member of the Square Peg team is exceptional; they consistently go above and beyond. The community they are developing is incredibly generous with their time and support as well."

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Chris Thompson
Amber

"What I've experienced over the years is that Square Peg are genuinely founder-aligned. So many times, the team has been on-board for daring or risky dreams that even I worried might be too scary!"

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Arrif Ziaudeen
Chope
The Team

Square Peg Team