Lending Club Closes a New $25 Million Funding Round

Today, Lending Club announced that they have closed their latest funding round, a Series D, to the tune of $25 million. But what is more significant about this big news is that it places a valuation on Lending Club of a whopping $275 million, up from $80 million last year.

All existing investors participated in the round as well as a new investor, Union Square Ventures, a New York based venture capital firm that have invested in the likes of Foursquare, Twitter and Kickstarter. The $25 million round brings the total raised by Lending Club now to $77.7 million.

This is an historic day for the peer to peer lending industry. A valuation of $275 million for Lending Club demonstrates that the industry is coming of age. It clearly is a vote of confidence not just in Lending Club but in the peer to peer lending concept as a whole.

The news first appeared in the Wall Street Journal this morning, there is no official press release as of right now.

[Update: Here is the official press release.]

Sign up for our Newsletters

Every morning the LendIt Fintech News team scours the globe for the most important fintech stories of the day in the daily Global newsletter.

The Europe edition comes out on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday featuring the most important stories in European and UK fintech.

The Latin American newsletter arrives in your inbox on Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a trilingual newsletter featuring stories in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Join 20,000 subscribers!