Peer-to-peer lending startup EVEN Financial raises $2.8M [Startup Roundup]

Plus: South Brooklyn-based Venux releases its first super-secure communications product.

Lots of news from Williamsburg this week. (Photo by Flickr user @severalseconds, used under a Creative Commons license)

Who’s getting money?

EVEN Financial, which helps supply quality borrowers to peer-to-peer lending marketplaces, secured $2.8 million on an offered $2.8 million equity-only round, according to an SEC filing. The round was led by Canaan Partners, according to Fortune. While the company filed from a Williamsburg address, the operation isn’t based here, according to an email from the company.
MindBodyGreen contributor James Maskell is the founder of Evolution of Medicine, which sold $25,000 on an offered $500,000 debt-only round, according to an SEC filing. The site offers a digital and cloud-based package of all the talks from the first Evolution of Medicine summit. Another summit is planned for September 2015, according to his MindBodyGreen bio.
Travel site Atlas Obscura raised a $2 million seed round, as we previously reported.

Who’s making moves?

South Brooklyn-based Venux released its first product, Connect, with more on the way. Venux is working to build a whole suite of super-secure communications products, from video chat to file sharing. The company claims to have built server-free approach to security that can’t be hacked, which it calls Zero Knowledge.
Nate Cooper has been promoting his comic book guide to making websites at SXSW. The book is now officially in print and available. We wrote about it after its publication was first announced in September.
Urban aquaponics startup Edenworks is seeing sprouts for the coming growing season. We wrote about the company last April.


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