Athena Home Loans


Co-building a startup to disrupt the entire mortgage industry

FINTECH | START-UP

Our team of disruptors

Albert

Albert

Senior Software Engineer

Oleg Timoshenko

Oleg Timoshenko

Product Manager

David

David

Senior Principal

Chris

Chris

Scrum Master

Darren

Darren

Technical Director, Engineering

The  Vision 

Radically change mortgages so people can own their home sooner

The Challenge

Athena’s founders came to Industrie&Co with a startup concept which had been built and proven by others internationally. With a founding and advisory team bursting with business acumen and financial services experience, the core challenge was instantiating a new to market proposition built upon a green-field enterprise-grade platform.

Why Industrie&Co

Industrie&Co’s deep financial services experience in defining, building, and launching enterprise products to market while embracing a startup mindset and culture made us the ideal fit for Athena.

Our specific expertise in integration and micro-services was in particular demand, as the Athena service model relied on the selection of — and deep integration with — third-party financial service providers.

The Solution

  • Critical to the success of the project was a co-located blended team operating out of the Industrie&Co innovation space. Over the course of the project we took the lead in a series of areas including technology, customer experience, and agile delivery.

  • As we built upon early prototyping with continued customer testing, these pivotal roles were fulfilled by permanent members of the Athena team, often sourced with assistance from Industrie&Co’s talent recruitment services

  • With an MVP roadmap outlined, vendor products and services selected, and architecture agreed, Athena and Industrie&Co worked together across an aggressive timeline to bring a bank-grade, direct-to-consumer, digital mortgage platform to market in record time

The Outcome

  • Athena has completed its seed, series A, and series B funding and has soft-launched into the market

  • Since launch, Athena has received international recognition as a FinTech innovator

  • Built to support white-labelling, expressions of interest have already been received

Successfully funded and launched in 18 months

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