Point Predictive Secures Series B Growth Financing Led by Napier Park Financial Partners
Michael Housman hired as new Chief Technology Officer and Eric Werab promoted to Chief Revenue Officer
Point Predictive Inc., the San Diego-based company that provides machine learning solutions to the lending industry, announced that it has completed its Series B growth financing. Napier Park Financial Partners led the investment round with participation from the company’s existing investor, Mosaik Partners. The company also announced it has hired Michael Housman as its new Chief Technology Officer and promoted Eric Werab to Chief Revenue Officer to facilitate the rapid growth Point Predictive is experiencing.
Point Predictive has gained wide adoption of its Ai+Ni scoring solutions across the automotive and fintech markets over the last 18 months. The company’s Auto Fraud Manager, IncomePASS, and Synthetic ID Alert solutions are quickly becoming de facto standards for auto lenders experiencing significant growth in their portfolios and looking to control their risk and streamline underwriting. The new funding will help the company aggressively expand the executive, product, sales and marketing teams, as well as continue to grow its data scientist and engineering teams. Point Predictive plans to enhance their solution portfolio in the automotive industry and expand into the mortgage, personal lending and other industries with their patented technology solutions.
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To lead this growth, the company has hired Michael Housman as CTO and promoted Eric Werab to CRO. Michael Housman, with an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from The Wharton School, joins Point Predictive from RapportBoost.ai where he served as their Chief Data Science Officer. Eric Werab has been with Point Predictive for three years as VP of Product Strategy and prior to that, he led a software business in the risk and accounting space at Fiserv. The company expects to announce additional members of the expanded executive team during the fourth quarter.
“We believe Point Predictive is poised to transform the lending industry with their unique brand of Artificial and Natural Intelligence technology and their powerful proprietary consortium data,” said Steven Piaker, Partner at Napier Park. “As fraud continues to grow globally, the team at Point Predictive has figured out a way to power more trust in lending by informing lenders which consumers and loan actors they can trust, and which they cannot. We were impressed with their ability to apply their technology across multiple lending industries – auto, mortgage, and fintech – and are excited to participate in Point Predictive’s future growth.”
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The investment round follows a transformative year during which both Point Predictive’s data consortium and customer roster experienced unprecedented growth. The auto fraud consortium now aggregates more than four billion risk attributes sourced from more than 70 million consumer loan applications, including loan performance and fraud information, obtained from 35 lenders nationwide spanning more than 75,000 franchise and independent dealers. Every month, more than two million auto loan applications are scored with Point Predictive’s Ai technology adding over 170 million risk attributes to the consortium.
“We are excited about the support from Napier Park and our current investor Mosaik Partners,” said Tim Grace, CEO of Point Predictive. “Their investment, expertise in the space, and network will not only help us solidify our customer base in auto lending, mortgage lending and fintech, but it will also help us expand into new markets and delivery channels. We look forward to continuing our tradition of innovation and providing our customers and prospects with amazing results.”
In connection with the financing, Steve Piaker will be joining Point Predictive’s Board of Directors