Homebase is a real estate technology company that makes homeownership accessible across Southeast Asia by providing an alternative to traditional mortgage financing. Their flagship Co-Investment product buys homes upfront for clients, allows them to move in and buy back anytime.
Currently available in Vietnam, Homebase is backed by Y Combinator, Partech Partners, Goodwater Capital, VinaCapital Ventures, Ace and Company, Emles Advisors, Antler and Pegasus Technology Ventures, as well as the founders and executives at disruptive global PropTech leaders including Opendoor, Zerodown, SoFi, and Divvy Homes. Homebase was founded by JunYuan Tan and Phillip An alongside a management team that has 50+ years of shared relevant experience and come from institutions like McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Grab, Harvard, Stanford, and MIT.
Their mission is to empower homeownership for 100,000 families across Southeast Asia, one family at a time.
About the founders/CEO:
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Homebase was founded in 2019 by JunYuan Tan and Phillip An.
JunYuan is Co-Founder and CEO. He began his education with a BSc in Business at the University of Manchester, and subsequently went on to complete a Masters in Computer & Information Technology at the University of Pennsylvania. He then co-found multiple companies in domains such as software, blockchain and F&B, and even won the Global Inspired Leadership Award in 2017 for his entrepreneurial feats.
Phillip is Co-Founder. Having completed a BSc in Computer Science at Caltech, and an MBA at Harvard, Philip worked for many years on the investment side of things, taking up roles in companies such as Lumia Capital and Goldman Sachs. With this experience, he founded his own multidisciplinary venture capital firm in 2019.