Australian Fintech Startup Athena Raises $70M To ‘Free People From Mortgage Handcuffs’

Athena Home Loans, a fast-growing Australian fintech startup, has raised a $70 million Series C in its third round of funding in less than 18 months.

The company, which has developed a mortgage loan platform, set a local record with the latest financing, according to Australian Financial Review, “closing the largest capital raise ever led by local venture funds.”

Athena Home Loans is now valued at $230 million, according to the Financial Review.

Within its first three days of launching, the company surpassed $250 million in home loan applications, according to a press release issued earlier this year by partner Austin-based Q2 Holdings.

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