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Borro raises $19.5 mln

Borro said Tuesday it has raised $19.5 million in funding led by OurCrowd and Rocket Internet. OurCrowd contributed more than $6 million of the capital raised while Rocket Internet increased its stake in Borro to 10 percent. Existing investors Canaan Partners, Eden Ventures and Augmentum Capital also participated in the round, the statement said. New York-based Borro allows individuals to use luxury assets –including fine art, antiques, jewelry, luxury watches, fine wine, prestige and classic cars — as collateral for loans. FT Partners provided financial advice to Borro.

Canaan Backs Online Lender Borro; GP Dan Ciporin Joins Board

Borro, which operates a secured asset lending site, has raised $26 million in a funding round led by Canaan Partners and including Ribbit Capital. The company, which was launched in London four years ago and has operated out of New York since January, previously raised about $20 million from European investors. As part of the funding, Canaan General Partner Dan Ciporin has joined the board.

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