HomeTap

Hometap aims to make homeownership less stressful and more accessible.

Founded 2017
51-200 employees
  • Real Estate & Property Management
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    800 Boylston St. Ste 2906 Boston MA 02199

    It all started when a kid named Jeff was growing up in Brooklyn in a two-bedroom apartment with his family. Even though it was a small apartment, things were good. But it seemed to him that a lot of his friends who had houses to live in also had parents who were worried about money a lot.

    That “house rich, cash poor” realization stuck with him for a long time. Longer than he’d care to admit. Flash forward several decades to when one of our co-founders Max Campion approached Jeff with an insight that many young up and coming Americans with stable incomes were suffering from the same challenges that Jeff’s family witnessed back years ago.

    As a serial entrepreneur over many years, Jeff often was looking for investors for one of his companies. Investors give money to guys like him in exchange for a little bit of ownership. This is money they hope will grow, but it’s also possible that the company tanks and they lose it.

    Meanwhile, homeowners — who actually have a physical, tangible asset—need to borrow money for things they want to do in life. And that brings more debt burden, worry, and stress, so the American Dream can sometimes become more like an American Nightmare.

    It didn’t make sense to them: why can’t someone treat homeowners like the CEOs of their own families, and invest in that home’s future value? Then that got them thinking that maybe they and some other smart, caring people (maybe homeowners themselves) should start a company to help other homeowners do that.

    And so we did. We call it Hometap.

    Tech stack

    Python, React, Django, Salesforce

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    We offer incentive units vs stock options. Also, we have an employee fund program.
    Stock Options
    401k plan
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Child or elder care stipend
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities