The Prosper platform, where borrowers post the amount and purpose of their requested loans, has enabled nearly 80 loans in San Diego County.

The Prosper platform, where borrowers post the amount and purpose of their requested loans, has enabled nearly 80 loans in San Diego County.

Web-based crowdfunding sources such as Kickstarter, Kiva and Prosper are increasingly playing the role of financier to startup small businesses and solo operators, at a time when traditional lenders are carefully weighing the risks in their portfolios...

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