Estateguru erhält 1,3 Mio. EUR von Speedinvest

Der baltische P2P Kreditmarktplatz Estateguru* meldet ein Investment von 1,3 Mio Eur geführt durch den VC Speedinvest f. Speedinvest f ist ein Fund der auf Fintech Investments in Europa fokussiert ist.

Mit dem neuen Kapital, will der CEO Marek Pärtel die weitere Expansion in Europa vorantreiben ‚Today, EstateGuru has become the largest platform in mainland Europe, showing an average annual growth rate of 100%. Simultaneously, we have discovered excellent opportunities to further increase our market coverage and it is for this purpose that we have drafted a clear technological development plan that requires a strong partner in order to be implemented successfully.

Christopher Zemina, Investment Manager bei Speedinvest, sagte dazu: ‚EstateGuru is the story of a small team that has achieved extraordinary growth without much external funding. The team has executed their plans and constantly outperformed our expectations. We are determined to support the company in its next stage of growth.


Prosper plant Expansion nach Japan und Asien mit SBI Group

Der amerikanische Anbieter plant zusammen mit einem lokalen Partner sein Angebot auch in Japan und nicht benannten weiteren Märkten in Japan anzubieten. Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung von Prosper:

Prosper and SBI Holdings to Establish Prosper in Japan and Other Asian Countries

San Francisco – August 6, 2007 – Prosper (*), America’s first people-to-people lending marketplace, and SBI Holdings, Inc., a holding company for SBI Group, the financial innovation leader of Japan, today announced an agreement to form a joint venture to facilitate the launch of Prosper in Japan and explore other Asian markets.

“As Prosper takes the first step toward expanding to Japan, we’re confident SBI is the optimal partner to navigate the regulatory landscape and successfully launch and operate the Prosper marketplace in the region,” said Chris Larsen, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prosper.

SBI Group has a market capitalization in excess of $8 billion and consists of 65 consolidated subsidiaries and 12 affiliated companies, including 9 public companies. … To find out more about SBI Holdings, Inc., visit

 (Quellen: Techcrunch u.a.)