Buying a home, particularly for Millennials, is a complicated and expensive process – at times it can be complicated and expensive enough to discourage potential buyers from even trying.
Enter Divvy, one of the many Silicon Valley startups working to change the way people buy homes. The company is specifically interested in providing alternative financing options for prospective homebuyers who don’t qualify for traditional mortgages.
Divvy accomplishes this by purchasing homes outright and allowing customers to pay the company back through monthly installments — 25% of the total goes toward building equity and 75% goes toward paying “rent.”
And some top venture capitalists have bought into Divvy’s mission as well. In October 2018, Divvy raised a $30 million series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Caffeinated Capital, DFJ, and Affirm CEO Max Levchin.
Divvy helped purchase homes for more than 100 buyers in its first year, but it has much higher hopes. The startup’s official mission is to put 100,000 families into their first homes within five years.
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