Prosper raises a 70 million US$ funding round led by Francisco Partners. The additional funding will be used for growth and expansion plans. David Golob from Francisco Partners, global private equity firm which focuses on information technology, will join the Prosper Marketplace Board of Directors. The funding round also includes investments from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, as well as Phenomen Ventures.
The round raises the company valuation of Prosper to 600 million US$.
(Source: press release)