Ranieri Solutions, a financial services technology investment firm founded by Lewis S. Ranieri, father of the securitized mortgage market, has partnered with Symbiont, specializing in blockchain and smart contract technology, to explore opportunities to use Symbiont’s platform to systemically improve all aspects of the mortgage industry.
The combination of Ranieri’s deep knowledge of the mortgage market coupled with Symbiont’s expertise in deploying enterprise blockchain networks led to the partnership between the firms.
“The mortgage market, despite significant efforts, continues to lag behind from a technological standpoint creating inefficiencies that impact mortgage loans throughout their life cycle,” Ranieri says in a release. “By partnering with Symbiont, a proven blockchain pioneer, Ranieri Solutions believes that together we can implement this transformative technology to bring necessary efficiencies, transparency, and security to the mortgage markets.”
Mark Smith, CEO of Symbiont, said the two companies were eager to take on the challenges of the mortgage industry.
“When Symbiont was founded, it was my dream and vision to develop decentralized technology solutions that could solve the root problems that were at the heart of the financial crisis,” Smith says. “Blockchain and smart contract technology is proving to be that solution. To solve these problems alongside Lewis Ranieri, the genius behind modern securitized markets and his team is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me personally and a seminal moment in the history of Symbiont as an organization.”