Prosper Marketplace is a peer-to-peer lending platform that connects borrowers and investors, with over $ 2 billion in loan origination. CEO Aaron Vermut joined the company in early 2013 along with the investment from Sequoia Capital.
More than 90% of the company’s employees invest in the platform. In 2015, the company will launch a national marketing campaign and expand products to more channels. They currently sit at #61 on Forbes "America's Most Promising Companies list for 2015.
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- With Prosper Marketplace apparently gearing up for its IPO, they seem ready to keep in lockstep with LendingClub as the two leaders in the P2P lending industry move into the mainstream.
- Prosper has made it known that they plan to focus heavily on marketing their service and raising public awareness of the alternative lending options available to both borrowers and investors.
- Forbes is not the only voice of optimism in regards to Prosper Marketplace, the company is widely recognized as being on the brink of huge growth as the public becomes more aware of the P2P lending giant.