Zopa Raises Series C

Zopa Ltd., a London-based online marketplace for people to lend and borrow money, has raised $12.9 million in Series C funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the deal, and was joined by fellow return backers Benchmark Capital and Wellington Partners. In other Zopa news, the company has named Douglas Dolton as its new CEO. He previously ran San Francisco-based student loan company Chela Education Financing, which was sold to Nelnet. www.zopa.com