- Prosper took in $20 million, bringing total funding to $40 million (previous coverage here)
- Wesabe added $4 million to its bank account, bringing its funding to $4.7 million (previous coverage here)
These are sizable bets on on niche markets that haven't thrown out a lot of revenues so far. But whether they succeed or not, the money will certainly fund additional innovations that will be educational for those in the banking industry.
Case in point: Wesabe launched an app on the Facebook platform, becoming the first personal finance company to do so (screenshot below). So far it's a simple front door to their group discussions, but with more development resources, it could become a full-fledged "bank" running within the Facebook community.
For more information on Wesabe refer to our latest Online Banking Report, Social Personal Finance (here).