Prosper Potentially Valued at $550mn Following New Funding Deal

Prosper is in talks with Chinese conglomerate Linca to sell an approximately 10% stake in the company; according to the source, Linca would invest $50 million in Prosper at a valuation of about $550 million, reducing Prosper’s value from approximately $2 billion reported in 2015; plans for its recent $5 billion investment in loans on the platform from a consortium of investors continues and this new deal is reportedly expected to help provide capital for future investments. Source