Prosper raises $20 million venture capital has raised another 20 million US$ in funding from DAG Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners. Previous investors also participated in this round. (Source: VentureBeat)

It is speculated that Prosper might use the money to further develop its p2p lending model in order to enhance competitiveness with Zopa and others in the US.

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